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    Last edited by Stitch; 05-10-2011, 08:32 PM.

  • #2
    wow talk about an action shot, good photographer
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    • #3
      Diesel,
      I was the photographee. The person that took the photo is way better at photography than I am. I held the knife spine stationary and pulled on the firesteel. If I hold the fire steel stationary and scrape the spine of the knife forward it tends to send my tinder bundle all over the place. I am still trying to master the technique that Ray Mears makes look so easy.

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      • #4
        pulling the firesteel is the proper way to do it and it works well :)
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        • #5
          Looks like your doing a really good job to me!

          Ray Mears is a great guy and is loaded with great knowledge so don't take this wrong, but find out what works for you and stick with it! I'm sure he would tell you the same thing.

          You definately have the right idea off pulling the steel.

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          • #6
            Diesel & Snow Walker,
            The technique I would like to learn is at 4:35 into the video below.
            Stitch

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcHWoT2jmE

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stitch View Post
              Diesel & Snow Walker,
              The technique I would like to learn is at 4:35 into the video below.
              Stitch

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcHWoT2jmE
              Are you talking about the use of birch or the slow direct method of scraping the firesteel?

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              • #8
                The direct method of scraping the fire steel. I don't have any birch trees in my area. The closest thing would be aspens.
                Last edited by Stitch; 05-10-2011, 08:00 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stitch View Post
                  The direct method of scraping the fire steel. I don't have any birch trees in my area. The closest thing would be aspens.
                  You will find it is easier then you think! If you ever need birch bark just let me know.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snow Walker View Post
                    You will find it is easier then you think! If you ever need birch bark just let me know.
                    I guess all it takes is practice, practice & more practice. Thanks for the offer on the birch bark. I will keep it in mind. We do have lots of fatwood in my area.

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                    • #11
                      Awesome shot of the action. Nice knife.

                      Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                      pulling the firesteel is the proper way to do it and it works well :)
                      I tend to do both, pull up on the firesteel and go down with my knife or striker. Seems to work well for me.

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