Anyone favor strikers that have had the tip "hot dipped"? It's certainly another way to harden the tip of a striker without burning it.
My current favorite striker is a K&H striker with a coated tip that I found at Cabela's bargain cave last March. Not sure but I think it came from a "White Liar" call. The tip is coated in a thin gray material (epoxy?)
It makes all of my calls come alive, whether slate, ceramic, glass or aluminum. It seldom needs conditioning and has a real bite to the surface. I'm fairly sure it was designed and intended to be waterproof with the call it was originally paired with.
I could be wrong but I see the mass produced call makers heading in this direction as there has been a huge influx of waterproof calls on the market the last couple years.
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