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Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Joseph Method Of Flint & Steel Fire Lighting By Keith H Burgess



Location of painting showing this flint & steel fire lighting method in the 15th century.
Saint Georges church in Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France.


2 comments:

Mark Jones said...

Hi Keith,
I saw this method portrayed in the Canadian movie "Snow Walker" based on the story "Walk Well My Brother". I have adopted a bit of both actions-Striking the steel with the flint as well as lifting the steel in the hope of getting a good strike and also not bouncing the spark off the tinder. So far so good.
Regards, Mark (Deer Slayer)

Keith H. Burgess said...

Good one mate.
Regards, Keith.