Never Alone In The Bush
- Jun 16, 2011
- Reaction score
- Melbourne, Victoria
yes a titanium rod 250mmx12mm, bought off eBayWhat was the starting point for the titanium striker ... was it a rod ?
How did you treat it to ensure it sparks ?
hey Pete, are you referring to a ferro rod? They are often referred to as 'flint' mistakenly. If you are referring to a ferro rod, then yes I use a ferro rod regularly on my fatwood Friday videos.Read most of your posts with interest but can you tell me if you have used those “flint sticks” which are always promoted on various outdoor sites?
I have found that they work well when using a serrated knife edge or piece of hacksaw blade onto cotton wool, but have never seen the Flint as a rock available.
Yes, Wave Man. I guess that is the little sucker but have no idea what they are made of. Just assumed they must be some magnesium type compound the way the sparks tend to burn. I actually bought two (amongst others) which consist of a rod on a spring inside a plastic tube which has a striker on the end. totally useless by my reckoning until you use the rod extended and attack it with the knife or bit of hacksaw ( which I have reduced in size to store alongside the retracted rod). It has taken me ages to actually light a fire with these things, but now I have worked it out, its certainly rewarding, just as using the proper flint must be for you. And flint rocks are not naturally occurring in Australia, or just hard to come by?hey Pete, are you referring to a ferro rod? They are often referred to as 'flint' mistakenly. If you are referring to a ferro rod, then yes I use a ferro rod regularly on my fatwood Friday videos.
Flint as a rock is very rare here in Australia, you can buy it from Rocky Instincts though