How to make a Flint and Steel in Minecraft

The flint and steel is a great tool to have if you frequently find yourself needing to make a fire. It's also used for opening up the Nether portal, if you want to check out some new terrain and monsters. Whatever the case may be, we'll guide you through the process of making a flint and steel in this step-by-step tutorial!

How to create a Flint and Steel

Time needed: 5 minutes.

To make a flint and steel in Minecraft you will need one iron bar and one piece of flint! These supplies shouldn't be too hard to find, so we'll be giving you the exact details in our guide below.

  1. Obtain Flint

    Flint can be found by shoveling gravel which can be found pretty much everywhere on land and underground. The shovel is the most efficient way to get through gravel, and as you dig through it you will randomly get flint at times. You won't get it from every single block, so you might have to shovel quite a bit to get one.Gravel and flint example

  2. Obtain Iron Ore

    Now we're going to need some iron ore, which can be found on pretty much found anywhere there's stone to be mined. Both caves and ravines are great places to find the ore. Any space that's opened up which gives you a lot of surface makes it easier to spot specific ores. You also might see it in the side of a mountain. If you can't find it that way, mine your way downwards, and you should eventually find it. It's one of the more common ores you will come across in the game.

  3. Make an Iron Ingot

    Now that we have our iron ore, we're going to need to turn it into an iron ingot. This requires the use of a furnace! So, make sure you have one of those, and a fuel of your choice. Place your iron ore at the top and your fuel at the bottom of the furnace.

  4. Create the Flint and Steel

    We've got all the ingredients we need now, so we just need to put it together. You can place the flint and iron bar in any position in your crafting window or Crafting Table and you will be fine!Crafting recipe for flint and steel

The flint and steel can be used to light fires if you want to warm yourself up or set an area ablaze. It's also used frequently to open up a nether portal if you want to traverse the darker side of Minecraft!

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