Bag of English/British flints contains 2-4 flints and weighs over 6 oz. These Brandon English flints are perfect for flint knapping an arrow head, musket flint or use for starting fires when using a steel striker. Can be broken into smaller pieces for multiple fire kits, even a sliver can shave off hot sparks from a piece of high carbon steel. Included is a 4"X 6" Linen bag with Hemp Drawstring with space for char cloth and firesteel.
For steel to use in a flint and steel kit look for quality American files, auto leaf springs, knives or farm implements which are constructed of high carbon steel referred to as 1095 steel. The only way to know for sure it to try the steel. The spark comes from cutting off a sliver of steel that ignites as it is struck. Hold the flint firm and strike the steel at an angle against a sharp edge of the flint slicing off a small piece creating sparks. You will need a fine tinder like char cloth to capture the spark and create the ember leading to the flame generated by blowing on the ember.
You can also find someone that sells fire steels here on E-Bay or at primitive or mountain man gatherings and stores.
Bags are representative of what is sent and selection will vary. The dollar bill gives you a good indication of the size of these flints and is not included, it is there for reference only.
**Striking Premium English Flint can cause pieces/slivers of flint to fly off and generate red hot steel sparks when using a forged steel striker. Use of gloves and eye wear are recommend to protect the user.