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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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    hello,
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    Quote Originally Posted by surplus 6 View Post
    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
    Tony

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    this weekend hopefully, I've also booked Monday off for a nice bit of me time
    you're only young once, but immaturity lasts for ever
    4 out of 3 people struggle with maths
    there are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don't

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    hello,
    Good lad you cannot beat a bit of ME time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surplus 6 View Post
    this weekend hopefully, I've also booked Monday off for a nice bit of me time

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    I think I'll tell the wife when she gets home after she finishes work Monday afternoon lol
    you're only young once, but immaturity lasts for ever
    4 out of 3 people struggle with maths
    there are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who don't

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    Now that would be playing with fire ....(again) unless you got her dinner ready for when she gets back ... browny points .

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    For the "Flint" object in F&S we can use hundreds of types of rocks. Sandstone, granite, onyx, agate, jasper, dolomite, etc as well as many flints, cherts and quartzes. Carbide steel will also work. The key here is hardness. It must be harder than and sharp enough to scrape off tiny bits of the "Steel".

    For the "Steel" object in F&S we can use several types of pyrites, titanium, steels from 1055-1095, A2, O1, O2, W1, W2 and L6. Improvised strikers such as shovels, chisels, putty knives, razor knives, Olfa blades, screwdrivers, files, fish hooks, rasps, rakes, hoes, saw blades (hand saw, bow saw, hacksaw, etc. Note: very few SawzAll blades work), axes, knives, golf clubs, etc. Of course some objects will work better than others, so experiment and see what works for you.

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