I'm quite new to all this so I'm just after some advice as to whether or not anyone's heard of new fire steels breaking before!?
I'd only used it for about 15 strikes, max!
I used the back of my knife. (Woodlore design) And in my amateur opinion I didn't strike it aggressively or at a particularly hard angle.
It came with my knife from whom I believe to be a reputable maker and much to my surprise and grave dissapointment it snapped cleanly off!
The knife is sound and has stood up well to standard bushcraft tasks but not the steel.
Should I be contacting the maker for an explanation and/or a replacement?
Any comments appreciated!
P.S. I have a pic but not sure how to put it up!!?