Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific Inc. in the USA to be used to start your campfires (also a must to be prepared for emergencies). Our goal was to design and manufacture the best all-around survival fire starter in the world and we have absolutely done it! AEROSPACE QUALITY, our Aurora Fire Starter™ (US Patent Numbers. 8202085, 8186995) is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life! Works wet or dry!
Lightweight and designed for outdoor adventurers and pilots who like to be prepared, our Aurora Fire Starter has even climbed Mount Everest (2SA Model). Our Aurora Fire Starter™ will start a lifetime of campfires for most users. Two models are now available both equipped with a built-in guided striking blade and ferrocerium flint steel rod with magnesium within its composition - yielding sparks as hot as 5000 degrees F. Your color choice of either silver, black, or rescue red anodized for both models. This standard 440C model comes with our great 440C Fully Hardened Stainless Steel Striking Blade installed that can be flipped over or sharpened if dulled or click at left for information about our Aurora Fire Starter™ 2SA equipped with our never-dull life-time Super Alloy Striking Blade (made from tungsten, carbide, and, cobalt).
This Magnesium Fire Starter (Patent Pending) is rugged and designed for the outdoors enthusiast. The Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter uses a large 1/4" diameter composite flint steel rod that has magnesium built into it. Has a guided built in striking blade (no need to dull your expensive hunting knife) made of 440C fully hardened stainless steel that maximizes the sparks and insures the ignition of any suitable fire starting material/ tinder. This product is designed to function wet or dry and is made from corrosion resistant high strength materials (no plastic!). The Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter has an overall length of 3.5", weighs 1/10th of a pound, and can be attached to your key ring so it is always there when you need it. The Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter is made in the USA and is designed to last a life time.
This magnesium fire starter is designed to function under the most extreme conditions and is made from corrosion resistant high strength materials, and, will be your faithful fire starter for many years.
Using Your Aurora:
To use your Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter unscrew the larger of the two sections that make up the starter. Doing this will reveal the fire starting rod enclosed. Hold the smaller section of the product in one hand and the larger section of it in the other hand as shown in figure 1. Next position the striking blade mounted on the top of the larger section of the starter against the fire starting rod so that the fire starting rod rests inside the 45 degree angled notch as shown in figure 2. This places the fire starting rod in the optimum position to start a fire. While holding the smaller section of the Aurora magnesium fire starter firmly in one hand scrape the fire starting rod with the top corner edge of the striking blade (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT) in a fast smooth manner while pressing firmly against the blade and maintaining the optimum 45 degree angle. You will notice that when done properly the Aurora Fire Starter will emit incredibly bright and hot sparks that will burn and ignite any suitable fire starting material. We recommend that you have fun getting to know your Aurora magnesium fire starter by igniting the fire starting material included - only a small amount of the included material is needed. Cotton balls and dryer filter lint are great fire starting material! Note: After prolonged use the striking blade can be flipped over to reveal a fresh striking surface. To do this simply remove the top screw holding the striking blade in place, flip the blade horizontally, and then re-secure the striking blade with screw - the striking blade may also be sharpened.
Caution: The Aurora magnesium fire starter is not a toy! Keep the Aurora out of reach of children and do not use or demonstrate the Aurora indoors or near any combustible material. Doing so could result in injury, structural damage, or death. We're not responsible for any damages caused by use of the Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter.
"I actually like to use the back of the saw blade on my Leatherman multitool as my striker. It scrapes off a larger amount of magnesium and sparks. The manufacturer recommends you use the tool provided because it scrapes off a smaller amount of material and makes the product last longer. I'm not worried about that. I have scraped mine dozens of times over the past few days and have only seen a small amount of material has been scraped from the product. This magnesium fire starter will make thousands of fires. The manufacturer has one that he's used about 2000 times and he says there's at least double that left." — Tom Sciacca, President of CampingSurvival.com