Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific in the USA to be used to start your campfires. Aurora Fire Starter™ is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life! Aurora Fire Starter has even climbed Mount Everest! Always be prepared! 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 or black anodized for both models.
This 440C model comes with great 440C Fully Hardened Stainless Steel Striking Blade installed that can be flipped over or sharpened if dulled.
Aurora Fire Starter has an overall length of 3.6" (9.14cm) a diameter of .625" (1.59cm), weighs 1/10lb.(1.6 oz or 45g), has an o-ring seal to prevent the housing from unscrewing and provide protection from corrosion in salt water environments.
To start a fire using our Aurora Fire Starter™: 1.Place your fire starting material on the ground (plain cotton balls, dryer lint, toilet paper, birch bark, milk weed fluff, cotton wood fluff, burdock, or fine dry grass work great but any fine dry tinder usually found in the wild can be used). 2. Open your Aurora Fire Starter™. 3. Scrape the composite flint steel rod(ferrocerium w/magnesium within its composition)with the built-in guided 440C Striking Blade (note: for first use it may be necessary to scrape off protective coating on rod first with striking blade) while aiming the hot burning sparks at your tinder and you have FIRE!
Aurora Fire Starter™ is rugged, and is designed for survival. Aurora Fire Starter™ uses a large 1/4" diameter (.635cm) composite flint steel rod that has magnesium built into it. The built-in Striking Blade could be a lifesaver! You can wear 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 Striking Blade takes off enough material to start a fire but will not cause excessive wear, can be flipped over to reveal a fresh striking surface (Note: 440C striking blades will yield thousands of strikes before needing to be flipped), or be sharpened if dulled. 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. Aurora Fire Starter™ comes complete with detailed instructions and several pieces of fire starting material. Made in USA!
A little work required - Wayne - 23/03/2013 Really well made quality fire steel but the design isn't quite there. The steel throws really intense sparks but holding the steel whilst using the striker is tricky as there's no real handle and you require a fair bit of pressure to get the sparks flying.