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#138032 - 06/28/08 05:27 PM Which two stones used to get a spark?
MichaelJ07 Offline
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What type of stones am I to look for to start my fire? I don't think it's the big stones in my driveway. Do I just find several stones and strike them together to see if they spark? All I need is the spark.

Thanks!

I apologize for the limited details of my request.
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#138033 - 06/28/08 05:31 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: MichaelJ07]
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More so you are looking for a stone that will cause a spark with steel.
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#138035 - 06/28/08 05:41 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: ]
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They key is the steel striker. High carbon is usually better.
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#138036 - 06/28/08 06:06 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: Mike_H]
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try quartzite and a CARBON steal knife... Or if you have flint and CARBON steal knife...
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#138037 - 06/28/08 06:08 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: climberslacker]
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I think carbon steel will spark with just about anything. Deflate the tires on your car then drive it around on various grades of road if you don’t believe me. (Car comment not specifically towards you, Jace… until you are old enough to drive, that is! laugh )
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#138040 - 06/28/08 06:41 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: climberslacker]
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Yeah, and no more knives until you learn to spell steel. wink

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#138041 - 06/28/08 06:50 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: Russ]
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Oh, oops! Thanks Russ... I thought it looked funny!
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#138046 - 06/28/08 07:42 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: climberslacker]
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Unless he meant steal knife, start fire... Sort of a list of fun things to do. ;-)
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#138055 - 06/28/08 08:11 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: Mike_H]
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Yeah, they won't sell lighters to kids ):
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#138056 - 06/28/08 08:26 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: MichaelJ07]
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Hard stones that will chip off tiny pieces of the iron. Quartzite,
Chirt, Flint etc.

If you get one of the mish-metal strikers you can use most anything
hard, brass keys, stainless steel knives etc.

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