oval striker(sold)

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  1. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    $20 for this one and the piece of jasper. Will fit in an altoids tin. Watch the video below to see it in action. Think these are one of the easiest strikers to use since you can hold them so well.

    [​IMG]IMG_5637 by Ken Cardwell, on Flickr
     
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    Very nice. Question, is Jasper better than Flint? Where would one get some Jasper?
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    thanks; jasper is equivalent to the flint I have; it is yellow jasper and I got it locally in the hills east of my place here in central Oregon. I consider it very close to English flint.

    edit; all of this really comes down to a very good striker; a very good piece of rock and a person that knows what they are doing.
     
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    I use flint and cheat being from Texas. I have never heard of Jasper. Thanks!!
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    bttt...these really work well as a neat looking striker as well as getting the job done.
     
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    Red Yeti Mostly Harmless Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Geeze Ken, You hardly did any striking in that 'demo' ;)....


    Nice my friend!
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    Hey there.I picked up a piece of Red/Brown Jasper on the surface beside a trail along a creek in Lane County, Oregon. I can say that this ground score piece of Jasper is every bit as good at throwing sparks as some fine chert I received from another source.

    Jasper_Rock.jpg
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    yeah; I have been telling people this
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    yeah; I should have sparked it a little before putting the char on to show it sparked well :)
     
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    pellegrino Much to learn... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I've got one of these, and can definitely vouch for the great sparkiness of these strikers. That jasper is a wonderfully sparky rock too. Good stuff, Mr. Cardwell!
     
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    I'll take it @kcardwel . PM me your payment info please.
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    It is yours...pm on the way
     
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    Staleym Dunedan of the North and one of the Free Peoples Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I thought about doing that also and my video capabilities are seriously lacking.
     
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    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass III

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    this one is sold
     
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    Got it in today. Tried it with the jasper, some chert, and some quartz and it sparks great with all!

    Would definitely buy again.
     
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    My first attempt at using a striker to throw a spark. I plan to catch the spark with amadou and cotton balls and other tinder source from mother nature
     
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