There are many ways in which people have shown to use the Flint Striker. We recommend the following way to scrape the bar to ignite your fire starting material or shavings.
Using the supplied striker bar or the backside of your pocket knife, remove the black painted coating from the bar so that you have exposed the shiny ferro cerrium material. The Flint Striker will not work properly until you have removed this coating exposing the fire starting rod underneath.
Using the supplied striker bar or the backside of your pocket knife, slide the rod along the striker bar perpendicular to the knife. Pull the rod backwards (away from the fire stater material) and keep the striker bar stationary.