This was used for fire making in the early days, by striking the flint smartly with the hardened steel, creating a shower of sparks which was caught in the tinder. The steel took many forms, from simple to fancy. For some sample styles, see EACF, page 168. Ours will fit in the tinder box below. Style may vary slightly from the illustration. Several pieces of flint are included. For instructions on how to make fire, there are a number of good descriptions on the Internet. Just use your favorite browser and search for “flint steel firemaking”.