Presenting my HotSpark Tinker (84mm)
The Phillips has been cut down and fitted with a brass tube to hold a ferro rod from a BSA HotSpark. The ideal came from a dimly remembered Browning scout/utility model made in Germany (looked like an old pattern Wenger) from the late 70’s. This knife had a removable rod in the same position which unscrewed I think, don’t remember if it was a sharpening steel or spark rod. The Browning is one of the knives I never got to own as a kid and now am actively looking for one or even just information on it (anyone?)
This mod was done using a minimum of tools and only took a couple hours:
Phillips screwdriver cut off with a dremel wheel, leaving a ¼” FULL DIAMETER nub. The nub was filed into a hex cross section so that 7/16” (.014”wall) brass hobby tubing was a “tap” or “force fit” onto the hex. No adhesive was used, although I was prepared to apply JB weld. The BSA HotSpark was cut off (underwater) just in front of the handle with a hand held hacksaw blade. The fit of the rod can be adjusted with a couple coats of clear nail polish, although the fit was fairly close already.
The pen blade was “clipped” and the can opener screwdriver was thinned for eyeglass screws.
HotSpark Tinker Rework