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Ferrocerium
also called "lighter flint" and has 3 more synonyms

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  1. a man-made metallic material that has the ability to give off a large number of hot sparks when scraped against a rough surface (pyrophoricity), such as ridged steel

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  2. Because of this property it is used in many applications, such as clockwork toys, strikers for welding torches, so-called "flint-and-steel" fire-starters in emergency survival kits, and perhaps most commonly in lighters as the initial ignition source

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  3. a spark-producing alloy

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  4. What is commonly called "flint" in modern times is actually ferrocerium

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  5. Also known as Auermetall after its inventor Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach, it is sold under such trade names as Blastmatch, Fire Steel, and Metal-Match

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