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Offline White Falcon

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Striker ??
« on: December 04, 2022, 01:08:30 pm »
 I aquired a striker that won't spark on chert or flint. Seems hard, any thoughts on why it won't strike.

Offline KHalverson

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 06:02:34 pm »
check it with a file.
a file should NOT cut it..
then take an old file and see if u get sparks off the same chert or flint.

Offline White Falcon

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2022, 10:55:21 am »
Thanks.

Offline TRiggs

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2022, 07:43:13 pm »
Is the striking  edge flat ? They need teeth to make a spark.
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Offline White Falcon

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2022, 09:58:18 pm »
I ground the working edge  flat, now I have some sparks.

Offline White Falcon

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2023, 11:25:20 am »
After cooking some steaks, I put the striker under the coals till it was the correct temp, " my opinion " now it sparks.

Offline Billinthedesert

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Re: Striker ??
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2023, 11:47:47 am »
That's using the old noggin.