Flint Match Permanent Outdoor Emergency Survival Fire Starter Lighter for hiking 690170207455
Flint Match Fire Starter
Excellent for camping, hiking or emergencies: Yes this is really stocked in Australia!For safety, this item is shipped without fuel - fuel it before initial use !A Flint Match (fire striker) is a piece of carbon steel from which sparks are struck by the sharp edge of flint, chert or similar rock. It is a specific tool used in firemaking.
From the Iron Age forward, until the invention of the friction match, the use of flint and steel was a common method of firelighting. When flint and steel were used, the 'fire steel' was often kept in a metal tinderbox together with flint and tinder.
The type and hardness of steel used is important. High carbon steels generate sparks easily. Iron and alloys do not. The steel must be hardened but softer than the flint-like material scraping off the spark.
The sharp edge of the flint is used to strike the fire steel at an angle in order to cleave or shave off small particles of metal. The pyrophoricity of the steel results in the shavings oxidising in the air. The molten, oxidizing sparks ignite the fine wick and fuel.
Simple stuff, really!
This Flint Match can light thousands of times. It can use many fuel types such as lighter fluid, methylated spirits or even kerosene. In fact the video in this listing was shot using Methylated Spirits as the fuel and works quite well lighting on the first strike.
For safety, this item is shipped without fuel - fuel it before initial use
Cased in stainless steel for durability this Flint Match Fire Starter should last for years. Coming with a keychain latch it should always be at hand and ready to use for lighting a candle or starting a campfire.
This item includes:
1 X Flint Match Fire Starter
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