This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft flint and steel with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, flint and steel is one of the many tools that you can make. It can be used as a lighter to start a fire or ignite TNT.

Let’s explore how to make flint and steel.

Where to find Flint and Steel in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find flint and steel in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3 – 1.20
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

Required Materials to make Flint and Steel

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft flint and steel:

1 Iron Ingot
1 Flint

How to craft Flint and Steel in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:

2. Add Items to make Flint and Steel

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make flint and steel, place 1 iron ingot and 1 flint in the 3×3 crafting grid.

When making flint and steel, it is important that the iron ingot and flint are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 flint in the second box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for fint and steel.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the flint and steel will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Flint and Steel to Inventory

Once you have crafted flint and steel, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made flint and steel in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, flint and steel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
Data Value Stack Size Version
Flint and Steel
0 1 1.8 – 1.12
Flint and Steel
1 1.13 – 1.20
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Flint and Steel

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.20, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give @p flint_and_steel 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give @p flint_and_steel 1 0

Enchantments for Flint and Steel

In Minecraft, you can enchant flint and steel with the following enchantments:

Enchantment Description
Curse of Vanishing Cursed item will disappear after player dies
Mending Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
Unbreaking Increases durability of item, in effect, by decreasing the chance of the tool, weapon, or armor taking durability damage when used
  • Enchantment is what the enchantment is called.
  • Description is the description of what the enchantment does.

See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

Things to Make with Flint and Steel

You can use flint and steel to make items in Minecraft such as:

How to make an Enchanted Flint and Steel

Things to Do with Flint and Steel

Here are some activities that you can do with flint and steel in Minecraft:

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