The Strike Master Fire Starter is a large version of the Strike Master Mini with a striker and long "flint" bar but with more Magnesium to help fire startingin the driving rain.
3/16" flint 3/8" magnesium 7,000 strike flint
With over 50% more magnesium you can either scrape more to insure your tinder will start of simple have the extra there "just in case" Even though its larger than the mini, it still fits nicely on a key ring or knife sheath and generates sparks of 5400oF
It’s important to have a good fire starter. It’s also important to have some good tinder. We sell some very good tinders here. However, it is also important to use your fire starter at home before you go outdoors. A great project for the budding outdoorsman is making your own tinder. Try the cotton ball and vaseline tinder method. Just get a cotton ball and some vaseline. Get the vaseline throughout the cotton ball, but don’t oversoak it so it’s too wet with vaseline. You’ll need to pull the cotton ball apart a bit to expose the individual threads and throw a spark from you new fire starter. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it catches fire and how long and hot it burns. This is a great project for scout troops as well.
The homemade cotton ball and vaseline tinder is great, but can be messy. Go ahead and also try one or more of our compressed tinders. Another great project is to try different fire starters and tinders to see which works best for you. Again, the bottom line is to learn how to make a fire with your fire starter long before you have to start a fire in a survival situation.
Customer Reviews — 4item(s)
Not very happy
- Perhaps I got a bad bar, but my magnesium simply does not burn. I can carefully make a pile of shavings and they\'ll just fizzle out when a spark hits. <br>Other magnesium fire starters\' shavings go up in a flash and have no problem igniting tinder or candle wicks, hint hint. <br>It\'s very difficult to start a fire when the magnesium shavings won\'t even catch fire. <br>At least the rod throws decent sparks.
- Theyre awesome. Carried mine daily for a year on keychain. Flint fell off, unglued. Just watch out so youre not surprised someday!
not so great
- Unless you have a petroleum product, use a lot of magnesium. I mean alot !!!100 strokes +
- This is great because I easily carry it on my keychain and therefore always have the ability to start a fire. I also have them in my various packs and kits.