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

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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.

Supported Platforms

Flint and steel is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox 360Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS3Yes
PS4Yes
Wii UYes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find Flint and Steel in Creative Mode


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17Tools

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Tools
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Xbox Editions

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft PS Editions

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PS31.26 - 1.76Tools, Weapons and Armor
PS41.26 - 1.91Tools, Weapons and Armor
PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Nintendo

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38Tools, Weapons and Armor
Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11Tools, Weapons and Armor
Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3Tools
Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Education Edition

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

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18Tools
Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.14.31Equipment

DefinitionsPlatform 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 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 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

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2. Add Items to make Flint and Steel

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make flint and steel, place 1 iron ingot and 1 flint in the 3x3 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, 1 iron ingot should be in the first box. In the second row, 1 flint should be in the middle 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


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)259Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.13 - 1.17.1

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


Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Xbox One

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft PS4

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Nintendo Switch

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Education Edition

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

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Flint and Steel(minecraft:flint_and_steel)2590Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

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


DefinitionsMinecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.Platform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Stackable Information


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Stack Sizes in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17.1

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Xbox One

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft PS4

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Education Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

DefinitionsStackable indicates whether the item can be stacked (with more than 1 item in a stack).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.

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Give Command for Flint and Steel


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Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.16.5, 1.17 and 1.17.1, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1In 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

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition 0.14.2, 1.0, 1.0.18, 1.0.21, 1.4.0, 1.7.0, 1.9.0, 1.12.0, 1.12.60 and 1.14.31, the /give command for Flint and Steel is:

/give
p flint_and_steel 1 0

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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