Re: [Ancientartifacts] Re: flint stikers

Thanks Steve.
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 4:20 PM
Subject: [Ancientartifacts] Re: flint stikers

there are some references.
Virtually every one I see on eBay and at shows called Rev War or
Civil War are from Bulgaria. I have sold dozens of them for $12 - $20
to Civil War dealers and they walk across the aisle and tag
them "Confederate fire steel, found in Virginia" or such for $200 +.
Stick them in a brass or tin snuff box with a gun flint and the price
is higher. I have never seen one dug here but there is much I haven't

Of course, when antiquities dealers have them, they are
generally "Roman soldier's flint striker," never an illeterate
farmer's striker.

I am wary of the ones with fancy bronze handles.

Here is one site:

The Viking ones are exactly like the ones that come from Bulgaria.

Firestrikers (strike-a-lights)


--- In, "jeffkeith2001"
<jeffhallen001@...> wrote:
> Can someone tell me how you can tell one flint stiker from another?
> Ebay I've searched for them and found them as old as Roman and as
> as American Revelution yet I find no real distinction between them.
> there a way to tell or are these Ebay dealers guessing? Or perhaps
> telling a story?
> Thanks,
> Jeff


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