does rehardening a file improve its sparking ability

Wave Man

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here's the striker I am trying to replicate


and mine (along with a file striker I am going to forge up with the coffin striker) I just have to drill the hole.


I have to admit these Nicholson files spark incredibly well just as they are, if you didn't have to put curls and reshape the strikers I would just leave them as they are.
 
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still, more work to be done on this will be doing some experiments with oil hardening a striker and seeing if I can bring down the cracking rate significantly.
 
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