What is a Swedish torch?
Swedish torches first appeared during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), which was occurred in Central Europe, and is considered as one of the longest wars in European history. Swedish soldiers were involved in the war, they used the Swedish torches as an effective way to keep warm in the field or for cooking.
The construction of the Swedish torch is simple, but surprisingly effective. One log is sliced vertically with a precision of a few centimeters of its foundation. Most torches are cut into four or six equal sections, but historically, there were many variations of this design. The fire that burns in this construction is very exciting - the flame goes up in the center of the logs and go out of it top, that allows to use a log from the inside. Then log burns itself. The only thing that remains - a few centimeters of the base log.