Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the Swedish FireSteel fire starter by Light My Fire is a flash of genius. Its 5400°F (3,000°C) spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into the hands of serious outdoorsmen as a foolproof way to start fire.
Posted by Joel
There are only lesser products, and no reason to settle. I use it with cotton balls which are rubbed with petroleum jelly, and the result is instant fire. For the few extra dollars, get the one that sets the standard.
Posted by Lyle Peterson
First time I used it 3 strikes I had my fire.
Posted by Scott Wardan
I told a friend, who is a long time backpacker and survivalist, that I got myself a fire steel. His immediate response was, "Oh, I really wish you would have asked me first..." Apparently there is some real junk out there. When I showed him what I got he said, "OK, you got the good one." I asked if there was something better he said, "More expensive, yes. Better, no." Good enough for me.
Posted by Dr. Mark Baxter
I am VERY favorably impressed with the Swedish FireSteel. In the past I have used the magnesium stick/flint combination and find that the FireSteel is a much superior product!
Posted by Lynn Reed
I had my doubts about how this item would work but a couple of good strikes on some dryer lint and you have a fire!!