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It appears it can be used for 76 uses, can someone confirm this? ~Eligitine

Creative Mode[]

The article says setting TNT off with fire does not work in Creative mode. This is incorrect; I actually spent a good deal of time on Creative placing and detonating TNT using the Flint and Steel with great success. I guess you could say... *puts on sunglasses* I had a blast. Cobalt32 23:35, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Did a slight edit to improve sensibility and grammar from the original post about Flint and Steel causing cooked food drops to drop from dead animals. Vegalyp 17:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)Vegalyp

Just a suggestion, since 1.8 (I believe, I shall look for conformation elsewhere) you can now change your place, and usage keys. Therefore, in the article, where it says "right-clicked" I believe this should now be simply "used". Thoughts?

what the heck does syrgency mean ? too many complicated words

Setting off TNT[]

I'm going to be changing the sentence "In Survival or creative, it can also be used to break TNT with a right-click. When broken in this way, the TNT drops primed TNT which will explode." so that it simply says used, as the part about it becoming an entity can go into trivia, as the current sentence is rather confusing. If you have any objections you can change it back, but I wouldn't see why. -- Stone Tigris 23:03, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


a weird glitch keeps hapening to me when I use F&S in creative mode, instead of lighting a fire, 1/20 times it plants grass instead!! can someone look into this? TheHoodedTeddy13 12:29, 5 July 2012 (UTC) ps the new discussion topic thing isnt working so I had to do this

Old recipe?[]

I see the recipe became shapeless in 1.7.2; what did it use to be? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 8:14, 08 February 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The iron ingot needed to be placed diagonally above the flint, I've added the old recipe to the history section if you want a visual representation. KnightMiner t/c 18:17, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Block breaking[]

I have observations that even though we fixed several bugs we still fin flint and steel goes down whenever you break up a block and cannot be burned in a furnace to make an iron nugget. The latter was also seen with shears.