4 Stars By Adam on 2017-12-25
Buy these and some super glue.
I bought these on a whim and I am pleasantly surprised with them. As other reviewers have stated, the scraper does come out of the base, which is annoying. However, a dap of super glue on the end of the scraper and then put back into the base fixes this issue. I did that to all 5 of mine and they are amazing now. I actually just ordered more because I like them so much. $7 for 5 of them and them 5 dots of super glue for a reliable micro firesteel is a price I would pay over and over again.
All the reviewers who said this is smaller than expected are idiots, it clearly states the dimensions on the product page. Learn to read and don’t blame a company for your ignorance.
I gave this product 4 stars for the small inconvenience of the scraper falling out. If the company would just add a dot of super glue, this would easily be a 5 Star product.
4 Stars By Kevin rozell on 2017-12-02
works well little smaller than I expected
5 Stars By Harold T. Yates on 2017-12-28
5 Stars By MK on 1969-12-31
Compact & cool fire starter gadget!
This is such a cool camping gadget! It is small and lightweight, with the main weight being the flint. The flint is a decent thickness for the size of the fire starter. It has a nice matte black finish and nice hexagonal indentations on the body for better grip. It has a loop on the top, so it is easy to carry around on a necklace/keychain. It is made out of three parts which are cleverly made so they each serve their purpose when in use and when not in use:
- the cover for the flint which protects the flint (when fire starter is in use, it becomes the handle for the striker),
- the flint, and
- the striker bit (which screws into the flint cover when in use).
I tested the flint with the striker and it works fine. The initial strikes with the striker are to scrape off some of the paint coated around the flint but after that the sparks start coming. In terms of the size, my hands are large but not chunky so I did not have problems holding on to it and using it, and neither did my kids.
3 Stars By Stephen G on 2017-10-04
I gave one to my dad and the stick (which was glued into the black plastic piece) came apart. They are very small and not the easiest to use.
They do work, but not as well as using a normal piece of flint and a pocketknife. They are an OK product. Not something that I will return, but couldn't really promote this as a must have item either.
I did receive a discount on this product by the company and while it is not required, they appreciate an unbiased opinion of the product.
4 Stars By Crystal on 1969-12-31
Not bad at all
The reason I’m giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the design....in order to make the grip part longer, u cannot use the striker provided. U have to unscrew the striker a bit in order to attach the cap on the back giving u more grip. This doesn’t bother me losing the striker as I always carry a knife but should the off chance I won’t have it, it would be a problem. But other than that I got no problems with it. I’ve tested it n it sparks fine after scraping a bit off first.
4 Stars By Brian on 2017-11-04
They'll work in a pinch.
They’re not rock solid, but They’ll work in a pinch. I like how small they are—I put one in each of our bug-out bags. I have matches and lighters already, so something like a sparker would be a last resort type thing. It’s good that it doesn’t take up much space. All of the pieces screw apart and then back together so that you can spark it down on tinder easily.
5 Stars By Don on 2017-10-16
I like these for the size and ease of use
I purchased these at a reduced price. Shipping was fast. I like these for the size and ease of use. Because I got a 5 pack I can have one in my bugout bag, truck and even have a few to share. I have not started a fire yet but I did put one together and it gave off a nice spark. I have look at other fire starters and even at full price these are a bargain.
4 Stars By Rachel Foutch on 2017-10-19
Gift-they liked it
I bought this for my brother and sister. They go camping regularly and of course a fire starter is a necessity when you're camping. They said it was great and that they didn't have any real issues using it. They did say they wished the grip was a little longer. They will be using it on each camping trip from now on.
5 Stars By Tami S. on 2017-10-07
My husband loves this Fire starter! It's small, compact, so easy to use. He takes it with him when he goes Kayaking! Then he just uses it in the Fire pit at home. He loves it! Thanks for all the great products, we've never been disappointed. (Makes a great Gift for any outdoorsman!)