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Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel

Price: £11.59 - £16.29
  • Lights campfires, gas-stoves, gas-barbecues
  • Works equally well when wet
  • Durable: scout 3 000 strikes, army 12 000 strikes
  • Produces a 2,980°C (5,400°F) degree spark
  • Predictable performance at all altitudes / Bright spark - can be used as emergency signal / Striker handle includes an emergency whistle / No dangerous goods shipping restrictions

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  • ASIN: B00EOPF0K2
  • Date first available at 24 Mar 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,427 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The ultimate way to light a fire in any weather. Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel is the original magnesium fire starter. The second generation Swedish FireSteel comes with an improved striker that makes it even easier to build a fire in any weather and at any altitude. It has a new design, a color matched flexible cord and a built-in emergency whistle.

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By Mister G TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Dec 2014
`Light My Fire' has an excellent reputation. Cheap rivals can be very poor in comparison. A Light My Fire firesteel is inexpensive - I would advise against buying a cheap alternative.

This is a great product. This version (version 2.0) is much better than the previous one (version 1.0) as the product has been ergonomically redesigned - there is a dimple in the shaft and in the striker. This not only feels more comfortable but also makes you hold each part properly - if you don't, it is much harder to get it to work. You can tell version 1.0 just by looking at it - the plastic handles are very `boxy'.

This product has a whistle built in - a great safety feature. I have met people with this product who do not even know that the whistle is there!

This product comprises two parts - the shaft (the long cylinder) and the striker (the small part). Many people use it wrongly - they hold the shaft still and move the striker sharply down along it. This tends to cause you to hit your tinder with the striker, scattering it all over the place. The correct method is to do the opposite - hold the striker still and sharply move the shaft back. This has two advantages - you do not disturb your tinder, and you can get the sparks much closer to your tinder.

If using a cotton wool pad, the most common error is not to wisp it up - i.e. repeatedly tease it out, to increase the surface area. This makes it catch fire easier.

These firesteels are also great for lighting gas fires (e.g. barbequeues and camping stoves). Unlike matches, they still work if they get wet, and last a lot longer than a box of matches - not so important for your BBQ but critical if you are, for example, wild camping.
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By Pappa Bear on 12 July 2014
Colour Name: Coco ShellSize Name: Army (12,000 strikes)
Arrived day after ordering. Brilliant product, amazing price and next day delivery. The finish is really funky as well. Very pleased indeed.
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