This is beautiful Georgetown Flint! Best sparking flint in the US. All flint from .5 oz to 4 oz are tested for striking sparks and spark well! The chirt also sparks very well. This is if you have a suitable hard iron striker and not a soft iron striker.
Flint and Chirt by the piece. Flint is the standard gray and the chirt is pink to white, some with opaque striping. Use for knapping or fire starting with steel and char cloth. Please be careful, flint is very sharp and can cut you when handling. Perfect for serious hikers, campers, living history reenactors, SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism), or emergency kit.
The flint default shipping weight is for the heaviest piece. I WILL REFUND SHIPPING OVERAGE!
Instructions will be included in the package you receive as I have had a few reviews from people having trouble with sparking. Please be patient! This is not an instantaneous process. The flint must be broke in.
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Flint for fire starting
You have purchase some Georgetown flint! Georgetown flint is the best 'spark maker' of any stone in the US, hands down. It is a consistent source of sparks for fire making. Some folks that are new to fire making have trouble with angle of strike with the steel striker, also fresh flakes require some 'breaking in'. Usually, the first few strikes dull the flint to where it will start making good. If it is flaking off a lot sounds like he may be raking the surface too aggressively.
Please be patient with your new flint. Break it in by striking it on a hard, high carbon striker. You will soon find a shower of sparks coming off this flint. Clamp the flint using the tips of your fingers with one hand and hold the striker in the opposite hand. Use the flint at an angle of 75-90 as this helps to preserve the edge more. Some people will hold the flint at a flat horizontal 45, this works fine and produces sparks but can cause the edge of the flint to be worn out much quicker and stray shards can fly off as the flint is taking the full impact from the Steel. By holding the Flint at a shaper angle you are creating a slicing/shaving effect which when hit correctly by the Steel creates a better quality spark and keeps the edge of the flint much sharper.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks again for your purchase.