Top positive review
Great tool, small enough for EDC and really useful for getting reluctant fires going.
27 April 2018
Superb! Really short but extends to a great length, plenty long enough to get a fire going while keeping out of the worst of the smoulder and smoke. Would not go for a longer model that stays longer when collapsed, this short size is really compact and convenient.
Addition of the rubber grip makes it easier to keep hold of with gloves on, and more comfortable on the lips. I guess you could remove this if you want to go full minimalist. Narrow end could be a touch shorter - I assume it is made this long to make it easy to get hold of. I've shortened mine slightly (about 5mm). It now fits in the 1oz tin I use to keep firelighting kit together, but it's still plenty long enough to pull out.
Now keeping my eyes open for some kind of cap (maybe an old pen top or something like that) that I can put on it when carrying loose in a trouser or rucksack pocket - the thin metal is quite sharp and I can see it rubbing badly or poking through thr fabric eventually.