Re: Ignernt question regarding flint and steel
- You need a sharp edge, and that will wear with use
> (the chipping you're experiencing). Have you made fire with yourOk, now I get the picture. This is as bad as me being a city kid
> flint & steel yet?
trying to learn country stuff... : )
I haven't made fire; I have some linen I can put to making charcloth
and the rest of the kit, but so far, making sparks was as far as I've
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Karen" <kareni@...> wrote:
> I haven't made fire; I have some linen I can put to making charcloth
> and the rest of the kit, but so far, making sparks was as far as I've
If you can get sparks consistently, you've gotten past the major
hurdle most folks have in learning to use the flint & steel. The
other one is how to lay a fire using the proper mix of tinder,
kindling, and fuel wood.
It's good to see folks learning such a basic historical skill! Keep
- Also experiment with different charcloth materials, some will work better
for you than others. Personally I have had pretty good luck with charcloth I
made from burlap, I had no luck with the fine cotton based charcloth that
the person who started me out preferred. I have not used mine very much so
far, but the key thing seems to be that you have to keep experimenting to
find the best setup for yourself.
College of Brymstonne
MKA Rob Lewis