A really good blacksmith from Northwood Iowa is Dave Hartwig.
About 10 years ago he made a presentation about his research into
different shapes of fire strikers, strike-a-lights or whatever you call
them. He handed out sketches showing 24 shapes that he had located
around the midwestern USA and southern Canada.
I had been after him to finish and publish that work but he had been
a pretty busy guy, so I finally convinced him to allow me to put his
sketches onto a webpage and here it is:
Again, these are simply pencil drawings, and I present it so you can
have a wider variety of shapes to choose from when you make your own.
13 years ago