This Model is AEROSPACE QUALITY! The patented Aurora Fire Starter™ is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life! Always be prepared! The Aurora Fire Starter™ will start a lifetime of campfires for most users. It's equipped with a built-in striking blade and ferrocerium flint steel rod with magnesium within its composition - yielding sparks as hot as 5000 degrees F. This standard 440C model comes with a great 440C Fully Hardened Stainless Steel Striking Blade installed that can be flipped over or sharpened if dulled.
To start a fire using the 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 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!
The Aurora Fire Starter™ is rugged, and is designed for survival. The 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 the 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: The 440C striking blades will yield thousands of strikes before needing to be flipped), or be sharpened if dulled.
The built-in Striking Blade is part of the unit and will not get caught on equipment, break off, or rattle while in combat, or hunting - like other fire starters that have a blade hanging from a string. It 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. The 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 water environments. The Aurora Fire Starter is designed to last a life time and provide you with fire when the emergency situation occurs. It comes complete with detailed instructions and several pieces of fire starting material.