*STRIKING BLADE=tungsten, carbide, cobalt (SUPER-ALLOY-BLADE)
Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific in the USA to be used to start your campfires (click on images to enlarge). This model Aurora Fire Starter (Patent Pending) is equipped with our tungsten, carbide, cobalt Super Alloy Striking Blade that will never dull! Note: Super Alloy Striking Blade not shown in above photo, can be used to sharpen knives while in the field. Our goal was to design and manufacture the best all-around survival fire starter in the world and we have absolutely done it! These Models are AEROSPACE QUALITY! Our Aurora Fire Starter is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life! Always be prepared! Our Aurora Fire Starter will start a lifetime of campfires for most users.
Our Aurora Fire Starter is rugged, and is designed for survival. Our Aurora Fire Starter uses a large 1/4" (.635cm) diameter composite flint steel rod that has magnesium built into it. The built-in Striking Blade could be a lifesaver! You can wear our lightweight Aurora Fire Starter on your key ring or around your neck on a lanyard and if you are ever separated from your pack or knife you will still have everything you need to start a fire. The built-in Super Alloy Striking Blade is made from a tungsten, carbide, cobalt alloy that takes off enough material to start a fire but will not cause excessive wear. This new blade will not dull and is harder than any knife blade you will find. Our built-in Striking Blade is part of the unit and will not get caught on equipment, break off, or rattle while in combat, or while hunting - like other fire starters that have a blade hanging from a string. Our Aurora Fire Starter is designed to function wet or dry, is machined from solid light-weight aircraft aluminum (NO PLASTIC!), is knurled for grip, and will not break when you need it most. Our Aurora Fire Starter has an overall length of 3.6" (9.14cm), a diameter of .625" (1.59cm), weighs 1/10lb. (45g), has an o-ring seal to prevent the housing from unscrewing and provide protection from corrosion in salt and fresh water environments. Our Aurora Fire Starter is designed to last a life time and provide you with fire when the emergency situation occurs.
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.