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Exploding Flint

Post by grendel on Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:40 am

At last something to do with those creations that don't quite turn out as you intended.


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Re: Exploding Flint

Post by the barnacle on Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:10 am

I wonder what the difference is between fire bar flint and raw flint,

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Re: Exploding Flint

Post by grendel on Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:25 pm

I've often wondered that, running a bit of steel along a rounded bit of regular flint produces precious few sparks. Perhaps it's something in the steel.

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Re: Exploding Flint

Post by the barnacle on Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:29 am

I think the steel does have a lot to play in it but I wonder if any flint would light when struck with the correct steel.

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Re: Exploding Flint

Post by grendel on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:15 am

I believe ist's nothing to do with it being flint, but hardness on the Mohs scale, so other rocks at least as tough as flints work fine. In Germany they have little flint, so made their gun flints from agate instead.

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