Fire plough

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A fire plough in Vanuatu.
A fire plough (left), as opposed to a hand drill (right).

A fire plough (or fire plow) is a primitive tool to create fire. In its simplest form, it is two sticks rubbed together.[1] Rubbing produces friction and heat, and eventually an ember.[2] More advanced are "stick-and-groove" forms, which typically uses a V-shaped base piece of wood, and a "friction stick" as the activator.[2][3]