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Hello. i am looking for some advice and a blacksmith seem the best person to ask. I am gathering materials to teach my daughters girls scout to make fire. How difficult is it to make an old file into a striker for flint and steel? I need to make or have made 13. 12 for the girls and one for me.Could i just take the rough edge off or do i need to do some thing else to it?

Thank you for any help.

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Just grinding the edge of a piece of file makes decent usable striker. Forging one out isn't at all that hard either. I face quench mine and then give them a quick lick on the belt grinder. A smooth steel face will give you a better spark than a rough one.

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