Mustache strikers/ bowdrill bearing blocks

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  1. Red Yeti

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    Hey friends, fresh off the anvil, I have a group of five steel strikers forged from some recycled files.

    Four of these strikers do double duty - In addition to making great sparks with flint, they have a divot forged in the middle and can be used as a bearing block for holding a bow drill for friction fire!

    Front side showing the divot (Note: top one does not have a divot) :

    NOTE: THESE FIVE STRIKERS ARE ALL SOLD, PLEASE SEE MY CURRENT OFFERINGS ON THE THREAD BELOW

    MS4.jpg

    Reverse side:

    MS3.jpg

    NOTE: THESE FIVE STRIKERS ARE ALL SOLD, PLEASE SEE MY CURRENT OFFERINGS ON THE THREAD BELOW

    Here's a view of how they work on a spindle:

    fs2.jpg

    Just for fun, here's a view of the progression of steps for forging these from a file:

    MS5.jpg


    These are good old american made high carbon tool steel. They have that cool texture from the file teeth. I've tested each one to be sure it produces sparks well. All will fit snugly in an Altoids tin diagonally. The divot is about 1/2 inches diameter. The strikers are hefty and about 1/4 inches thick. I think that gives nice momentum that seems to work well for making sparks. I think you will like these a lot.

    I'm offering these for $28 each, shipped US (will ship elsewhere for added shipping)

    Take your pick!



    I've had really good feedback on my strikers from folks on the forum previously see here for more about that:


    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/forged-strikers-bearing-blocks.222497/

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/wts-new-dragon-skin-forged-bearing-block-strikers.215915/

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. woodsmanjohn

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    Those look great buddy.
     
  3. CSM1970

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    Fantastic!
     
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    Too friggin' cool! :dblthumb::dblthumb:
     
  5. svh

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    I'll take the bottom one please ! Those look awesome !
     
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  6. Red Yeti

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    Thanks friend, it's yours!

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  7. Primordial

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    Red Yeti's strikers throw lots of sparks, I can personally attest to that! Buy with confidence!
     
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    Sweeeeeet! Those are too cool!

    JohnP
     
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    lookin good :) do look like mustaches
    hope to see you in a couple of weeks
     
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    Gotta see how the finances are later this week; however, if it is still available then, I'll take the #2 from the top.

    Greg
     
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    Nice work sir !
     
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    Thanks friend, just let me know.

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    Second from top avail?
     
  14. NevadaBlue

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    I will take the top one if it is still available.

    PM incoming.
     
  15. Red Yeti

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    Yes! Thanks!
    Pm incoming
     
  16. Red Yeti

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    Thanks for all the great feedback on these!

    Update: the 3rd and 4th are still available. Number 2 is SPF.

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  17. NevadaBlue

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    BUMP THIS THREAD

    I got my mustache today. It will not stick to my lip, but


    OMG, it showers sparks. Very nice piece Paul, thank you! Excellent workmanship. :dblthumb:
     
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  18. Red Yeti

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    Thanks very much, Ken! Really glad you like it and I hope that it helps you make many fires for years to come! Those old files have some great steel in them...

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    Has number 2 been sold? Thanks.
     
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  20. Red Yeti

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    Yes, but the third and fourth from the top are still available.

    Thanks for your interest.

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    Fantastic idea!
     
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    Really nice work as always!
     
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    Very nice! I’ve got several large files. If I send you a couple can you make me a couple strikers?
     
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    Ok I’ll be looking for it.
     
  26. Bushcraft-kelso

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    Awesome work sir!!
     
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    Nicely done my friend
     
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    That's downright awesome.

    Shane
     
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    Mine arrived!! Haven't whacked a rock yet, but the quality looks and feels great! As Jack Daniels would say, "All goods worth price charged."
     
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  30. HannahT

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    Is #3 still available (from the top)?
     
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    Thanks Hannah, I thik so, I will check and get back to you with confirmatio in a couple hours.

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    I’ll take #4.
     
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    Thanks @Col.colt !

    Sorry, but I offered that one to Hannah because that was all I had left and she is taking it.

    I have a few more at home that I will post. They are more like the first and second ones. You can have first pick of those. Hope that is OK...

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    Sure. Thank you.
     
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    Those top two with the file teeth really look like cool mustaches. I love them.
     
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    Here are four new strikers for sale- same as described above. I'm selling them for $28 a piece shipped CONUS. Send me a PM with your information

    Sorry for the poor photos, I did not have good lighting in the shop.


    front side:

    10-23 FS.jpg

    Backside
    10-23B FS.jpg

    @Col.colt, you can have first pick!


    Let me know if you want them.



    Thanks for looking!

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    Use more glue Ken...
     
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    Second from the bottom please.
     
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  39. Red Yeti

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    Thanks very much!

    Pm Sent
     
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    Bump!

    Several still available!

    Thanks for looking,

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    @Red Yeti 's strikers are awesome! SUPER sparky :)
     
  42. Red Yeti

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    Thanks Hannah! Glad you like it! I've got a few more made but not photographed and posted yet.

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