Was wandering through some of the tourist traps today in San Diego and ran across a blacksmith shop. Got to talking to the Smith and mentioned looking for a striker. He pipes up with "give me a minute and I'll make ya one". So he drops what he's doing and in about ten minutes he hands it to me still warm, with a piece of flint. I try it and it throws showers of sparks. Before i get all giddy about it i ask him what i owe him, because let's face it, no matter how good it works, it's not priceless and this is a tourist spot. " A gift,from me to you. Use and enjoy it in good health" he tells me. Well that alone doubles its value to me right there, so i drop so cash in the donation box that they use to keep the shop running (state historical site), profusely thank him.