Flint and Steel
dec: 259 hex: 103 bin: 100000011
The durability of the two flint and steels is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
Chests in Nether fortresses may contain flint and steel.
When used on top of a solid, fully opaque block or on the sides of a flammable block, the flint and steel sets a fire on the surface on which it was used. Flint and steel has 65 uses. If used on a transparent block (such as glass) or a block which is underwater, it will not start a fire but still will consume durability.
It also can be used to light Nether portals.
Flint and steel can receive the Unbreaking enchantment, but only through the use of an anvil.
|The player started with flint and steel in their inventory. Flint and steel was also found as loot from killing mobs.|
|0.31||Flint and Steel had a darker texture:|
|Before furnaces were added, flint and steel could be used to smelt ores and cook food.|
|1.0.15||Furnaces were added to replace the cooking/smelting function of flint and steel.|
|1.6||Before, fire could spread indefinitely, making flint and steel an effective weapon of mass destruction in areas with large, interconnected sections of flammable blocks. Many servers banned the use of flint and steel as it can be used for griefing. Now, fire no longer spreads infinitely.|
|1.7||Flint and steel, along with fire itself, explosions and redstone are the only ways to activate TNT.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||The player can now trade emeralds for flint and steel.|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Changed sound when using flint and steel.|
|1.6.1||13w25a||Now loses durability when igniting TNT.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Now has a shapeless crafting recipe.|
|Igniting a Creeper with Flint and Steel causes it to detonate.|
|1.8||14w02a||Villagers no longer sell flint and steel, making it no longer renewable.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.4.0||Added flint and steel.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added flint and steel to the creative inventory.|
|TU1||Added flint and steel.|
|TU3||Flint and steel, along with fire itself, explosions and redstone are the only ways to activate TNT.|
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- In Adventure mode, flint and steel cannot light fires, nor can it ignite Nether portals. However, it can still ignite TNT and Creepers.