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How to make Flint and Steel in Minecraft?

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How to make Flint and Steel in Minecraft?

Crafting your tools is bread and butter in Minecraft. As you progress in the game, you’ll need more advanced tools and hence, need to mine better minerals to get there.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to make flint and steel in Minecraft, an essential utility.

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Flint and Steel in Minecraft

Flint and Steel is a basic fire starter you’ll need in Minecraft, apart from Fire Charges. Its also used for triggering TNT blocks

Crafting Flint and steel

Making them is relatively easy, but you’re going to need some elements before we start.

  • 1 x Iron Ingot: Can be acquired by smelting iron ore in a furnace.
  • 1 x Flint: Can be found by digging gravel. 

Flint and steel require only two crafting blocks, meaning you can craft it either in your personal crafting grid or on a crafting table. Just make the exact pattern shown below in a crafting grid, and you’re good to go.

In your personal crafting grid:

How to make Flint and Steel in Minecraft?

In a crafting table:

How to make Flint and Steel in Minecraft?

Once you’ve crafted flint and steel, you can move it to your inventory and use it just like any other tool, that is, by equipping it and pressing the left mouse button. Note that any flammable material can be set alight using this tool, so be careful when using it near your base. 

You can even burn mobs with flint and steel, a rather convenient way of getting rid of mobs going around. Additionally, you can also use flint and steel on non-flammable blocks to start a small, temporary fire which can come in handy when mining, especially if you’re low on torches. 

Also read: What does a Fletching table do in Minecraft?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: