Makin a new Firesteel

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by OldCootHillbilly, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

    Been wantin ta do a new one. Found some used quality file handles at a fleamarket an bought all the feller had.

    Bored out the top an put a button compass up there an gorilla glued a 5/16 firesteel in the bottom. Still workin on it, but yall will get the idea from this:



    Thinkin bout addin some sort a decoration on that handle but ain't decided what yet. Also gotta decide how I"m gonna mount the striker to it if I decide ta go that route.

    When I got all the thinkin done, I'll give it a light sand an a couple a coats a tongue oil fer a finish.
  2. mosquitomountainman

    mosquitomountainman I invented the internet. :rofl:

    Keep us posted. Looks interesting.

  3. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    Its been a while since you last posted on this. I just watched a video on using FireSteel in wintertime to make a fire and remembered that you had wrote something 'bout it.

    A bit of a "surprise, the fire is started" video, I got a giggle outta it!
  4. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

    Yeah, been to busy to finish it. I chunked it inta my bag an just been usin it.

    Interestin shelter in that vid!
  5. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

    In my humble opinion it looks fine the way it is, Coot. Looks like a professional tool, with its beauty lying in its functionality.
  6. Veldro

    Veldro Member

    I think it looks pretty good! Definitely a good tool to have in a time of need.