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Magnesium Fire-Starting Tool

    Magnesium Fire-Starting Tool

    Be sure to carry this magnesium fire-starting tool wherever you roam. It can can start hundreds of fires. See details

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    Item # 407152

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    Be sure to carry this magnesium fire-starting tool wherever you roam. It can can start hundreds of fires.

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    Be sure to carry this magnesium fire-starting tool wherever you roam. It can can start hundreds of fires.

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    Be sure to carry this magnesium fire-starting tool wherever you roam. It can can start hundreds of fires.

    • From the block, just scrape off magnesium shavings with a knife, then scrape the sparking insert rapidly next to the shavings to ignite
    • Works wet or dry, and can even ignite damp kindling
    • Magnesium fire-starting tool is fireproof in solid form

    Made in USA.

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    Magnesium Fire-Starting Tool Specs
    Best use
    3 x 1 x 0.31 inches

    Magnesium Fire-Starting Tool

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    Magnesium Fire-Starting Toolis rated3.4out of5by5.
    Rated2out of5byfromPick a different ProductThis product should be used solely for the Spark. The spark was able to ignite a tender bundle but the magnesium shavings were not even burning inside. I suggest this only be used for those who are learning how to use spark to create fire as it is not very much money- cheap practice. A tip: hold the knife against your boot and pull the spark insert up along the back side of the blade to create the maximum amount of spark to hit your tinder.
    Date published: 2013-12-21
    Rated5out of5byfromI would buy this product again and againWe used it in the back yard, and my husband also used it for his 6th grade Science class demonstration of chemical energy!
    Date published: 2013-12-04
    Rated2out of5byfromnothe magnesium is there for show, I get a better fire going easier with my regular cylindrical flint.
    Date published: 2013-11-10
    Rated4out of5byfromGood tool, requires practice to perfectThis tool works great if you practice. I learned, like many others, that a knife is not the most efficient way of creating a pile of magnesium. I solved the issue by carrying a 3 inch reciprocating saw blade with mine. (I found this a little wider and easier to handle than a small hacksaw blade.) I also split a piece of windshield washer hose to place over the teeth of the blade for storage, and then over the back of the blade for a thumb rest when using. I can now create a large pile of magnesium in 1 to 2 minutes, and get a fire going pretty rapidly. Although I now use a Swedish Firesteel most of the time, the magnesium bar is alway a dependable backup. Doans brand, as sold by REI and some others is also U.S. made (used by the military according to their website), therefore the quality is probably consistent. If your going to use this as a survival tool you will find it dependable, but (I'll say it again) practice, practice, practice.
    Date published: 2013-02-17
    Rated4out of5byfromAlmost perfectThe flint on it runs down on it; but besides that it's an amazing product.
    Date published: 2012-12-12

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