Quote Originally Posted by moa_shooter View Post
OK, I take that back. Made a splitwood fire tonight for supper using the ferro rod to catch some shavings and found that, yes the back of the saw with throw sparks well but the problem is it will fold back on you in use. It took a little getting used to using the awl but once you get the hang of it, it is much safer and works great.

I agree. The awl works great.