The C-shaped steel striker repro and DIY steel striker kit
This is really the fastest way to make a steel striker, without using a forge, i must say that you’ll not obtain a beatiful object, like the C-shaped steel striker, or tibetan or the other models…
But.. a really functional tool to light a fire, made by your hands, with few minutes of your free time! Continue reading
Yeah it’s possible.. but first.. your knife must have a carbon steel blade!
The main reason is that carbon steel it is soft and produces large sparks easily compared to a stainless steel blade.
This can be a real survival tips to light a fire in a emergency situation.
When you use this method of fire starting there is also something magic..you are “walking to a past time” because flint and steel striker was a common method to light a fire from Iron Age to Modern Era, before the invention of matches.
This is the simplest, but effective tinder that you can easily made.
It can burn in wet condition and ignite without problem with only a small spark.
A – Oenological vaseline; B – Cotton; C – Waterproof containers;
Find a small waterproof container (you can use varius kind of containers) and go to the nearest store, and buy cotton and vaseline oil, i prefer oenological type because I use also to clean and protect my knives.