Last summer at Days of '92 someone overheard me whine about not having any flint and was using that as an excuse not to make any strikers. He kindly walked to his truck and gave me this rather large piece of what I believe is churt. So, I'm using the opportunity to get back into forging shape with some of these small projects, such as flint strikers. After some minor historical research, I found that there is quite a difference in the general shapes of flint strikers. The sexy, curvy looking one in the picture is a common Norse/Viking style. The chunky looking striker was common during Colonial times. You draw your own conclusions.
the Mad tinker
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