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Fire Steel

Materials:
W1 Tool Steel
Carbon (C)Manganese (Mn)Silicon (Si)Chromium (Cr)

Max

Molybdenum (Mo)

Max

Tungsten (W)

Max

Vanadium (V)

Max

Phosphorus (P)

Max

Sulfur (S)

Max

0.95-1.050.3-0.40.1-0.250.150.10.150.10.0250.025
(For more information onf W1 Tool steel please reference this link.)

Shape:
One of the common elements of all steel strikers is a flat area to strike against the flint.
As part of the experimental process I created a striker with a slight curve to the face
The slight curve caused the flint to erode at a much faster rate than I have normally seen.

normalizing

hardening

testing

Sparking pre anealing.  PHOTO


Sparking post anealing normalization. PHOTO


Russian composite fire steel and iron body and a welded face  http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/novgorod/NovgorodMus273strikeAlight.jpg
                                                                                            http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/novgorodmetalp.html

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