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    Flint striker

    Having some flint from woody but what the cheapest metal striker I can make .I would love to buy a blacksmiths made one but skint at the moment car have head gasket done plus other work as well.

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Flint...cAAOxyOMdS5BIh Six quid delivered, a good starting point but bare in mind the limitations of using flint as a fire starter.
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    hello,
    Check your PM's. There's a few Blacksmiths "Smiddy's" in South Wales that I'm sure of. They could possibly make you a custom made steel striker. I'm sure the "smiddy" might have something lying around as 'scrap' that could be used if you ask nicely to test a piece with flint for effectiveness? An old file there's bound to be one lying around you could use to shew sparks with until your sorted? 1 Shop tools dept. I've seen hand size files with plastic handles the plastic can be removed. Just my 2p worth.
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    hello,
    Bump.. Diviy have a browse at this high carbon steel flint striker made from the end of a file as an example. The edge of a file same size *minus the wood thumb grip with an added lanyard could be constructed from a old file or from one bought any iron mongers or shop etc.. simple but effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_JAFO View Post
    hello,
    Bump.. Diviy have a browse at this high carbon steel flint striker made from the end of a file as an example. The edge of a file same size *minus the wood thumb grip with an added lanyard could be constructed from a old file or from one bought any iron mongers or shop etc.. simple but effective.
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    Thats a cool striker !
    Helpful advice too David ...

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    For cheapness I would break a file and use it - get one from a car boot for 50p

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    hello Greenbear,
    I mentioned to Diviy also the 1 shops have tool sections that contain small files that could be shaped or broken for striking purposes. I don't have any spare strikers or I would have traded with Diviy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbear View Post
    For cheapness I would break a file and use it - get one from a car boot for 50p

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    If you have any old files in your garage or basement just break a piece off they make great strikers. That's what my first one was
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    hello,
    bikebum1975 Gerry started a new thread using a file as a steel striker.. http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/fo...-steel-problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebum1975 View Post
    If you have any old files in your garage or basement just break a piece off they make great strikers. That's what my first one was

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    well I was going to ask if a file was any good to use as a striker, this answers my question.
    when my last shed collapsed I put everything in boxes etc, today was the last box to be emptied, and low and behold an envelope from ammo off here with flint in. so now I am going to butcher an old file (got a bucket full of them off freecycle ages ago) and make a striker
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