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    Is this a fire starter.

    No it's not a match or a lighter. I found this in good colonial camp. Is it a colonial fire starter?
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    What type metal is it and what size.
    We are in a hobby that is supported by losers!!

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    Will it stick to a magnet?
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    Hints of a chain link.
    A used striker will show abrasion/ scratches on an edge. An edge that will be flat. Room to fit fingers and not hit them with sharp flint is common.
    Hardness matters for a quality spark as minute fragments of molten steel are carried off the surface when hard steel creates resistance. 6 1/ 2 hardness level is good.
    Not suggesting any destructive testing ,but the edge struck with flint will not be soft.

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    Broken link from horse equipment.

    Do your fingers fit through it?

    These are strikers:

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    It is 2.75 inches long .75 wide. No a magnet will not stick.

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    Sorry, but no if its not steel it aint.
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    Looks like there may have been something attached to it going by the first picture showing the flat spot in the bottom middle. My guess is a sardine can opener!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Looks like there may have been something attached to it going by the first picture showing the flat spot in the bottom middle. My guess is a sardine can opener!
    Or,one of them clips on the ends of a jumbo ring of bologna....
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