Although it is called "Flint and Steel", it is made of Flint and an Iron Ingot, not steel. This is probably because "Flint and Iron" is not a common term, and there is no steel in vanilla Minecraft. Flint and steel can be used to ignite creepers, making them explode.How do you get flint and steel in Indev?
In early versions of Indev , the player started with a Flint and Steel in their inventory. Flint and Steel was also found as loot from killing Mobs . In the start of Survival Multiplayer, furnaces did not work. There was a mod that turned Flint and Steel into a "lighter" that lit the furnace and made it work.Why is flint and steel banned in Minecraft?
However, flint and steel is an infamous griefing tool, explaining why so many beta servers ban flint and steel. If flint and steel are placed within a dispenser, when activated, it will set fire to the adjacent block. Also, flint and steel can be used as a weapon.How many uses do Flint and steel have?
Flint and steel have 64 uses. If used on a transparent block (such as glass) or an underwater block, it does not start a fire but still consumes durability. Durability is also consumed if it is used on an already existing fire.