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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Live in Venango County. Hunting Camp in Warren County
Clean your frizzen with alcohol. Clean the flint as well. Make sure your flint has a good edge. Then put you flint back in and make it snug but not tight. Then close your frizzen. Cock the hammer, hold it with your free hand and pull the trigger lowing the hammer slowly until your flint is touching the frizzen. Make sure the flint is aligned so that the whole face of the flint strikes the frizen evenly. If the flint has any points preventing this knap them off. The flint should contact the frizzen at least in the top one third of it. If it is striking half way down the frizzen your losing a lot of potential spark. Making the flint strike higher can be as simple as turning the flint over. Tighten up the flint and try it. Let us know what happens.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
an old First Nations saying
Last edited by Buckskin Dave; 01-13-2019 at 09:13 AM.