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Swedish FireSteel

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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.

  • Durable—lasts approximately 12,000 strikes.
  • Stainless steel striker.
  • Produces a 5,400°F (3,000°C) spark and works when wet.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Lights backpacking stoves, campfires, alcohol stoves etc.
  • Bright spark—can be used as emergency signal.
  • Compatible with Leave No Trace ethics.
  • Weight: 1.9 oz. (51 g)


Which stoves work well with Firesteel?

All stoves work well with Firesteel. The Firesteel creates high temperature sparks which helps to start your fire inside your stove.


Do I need to use Firesteel to light my stove?

No, but it sure is a fun way to test your fire-making skills!


How long will Firesteel last?

Approximately 12,000 strikes.


What’s the best way to use Firesteel?

It’s all about preparing your tinder. You can use dry grass or bark but if you’d like an easier method, try using some dryer lint – these make great fire starters that can be easily lit using your Firesteel.

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Product Specs

Lasts approximately 12,000 strikes
Stainless Steel
Produces a 5,400°F (3,000°C) spark and works when wet.
Compact & Lightweight
1.9 oz

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  1. Surprisingly easy to use, after a few tries 5 Star Review

    I've lit a lot of fires in my lifetime, but always with matches or a piezo-electric sparker. So when I got this, I was just a little concerned whether I'd wasted my $20, especially since I got no spark at all when I first tried it. But then I realized that it has a coating on it, presumably to protect it, that needs to be scraped off first. Then the spark is very large, I haven't used it yet to light a fire, but I have no doubt it will start a fire as easily as a match.

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  2. At Last - a good thing! 5 Star Review

    I thought "how easy will this be" - but it wasn't. So I googled and watched a couple of YouTube "How to Use A Swedish Firesteel" and I was doing exactly what the presenters said all new owners should not do!
    But, after watching the experts I am amazed with this. It works and works well. I can't speak highly enough of the Swedish Firesteel.
    Don't get one - get two!! Keep one in the car and the other in the boat.

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  3. Lights first time/Every time 5 Star Review

    Great product ! I carry cotton balls rubbed with Vaseline in ziplock bag on my kayak. Never fails to ignite on first strike.

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  4. Best fire starter bar none!!! 5 Star Review

    There are a lot of companies claiming to have the best fire starter but let me tell you from my personal experience. THEY ARE WRONG. Solo stove has the best of everything. No matter what you buy from them you can expect the best. This fire starter is the best you can buy period.

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  5. Superior Product!!! 5 Star Review

    I grew up using the magnesium/flint fire starter and although a good product, it has nothing on the Swedish FireSteel. Since discovering the Swedish FireSteel, the outdoors have taken on a whole new meaning. I see several more of these in my future. Gift ideas for my kids as well as one for the camp kit, and one for my "bugout bag." Love this Swedish FireSteel!

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  6. Instant fire 5 Star Review

    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.

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  7. Works great 5 Star Review

    First time I used it 3 strikes I had my fire.

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  8. This is "the good one" 5 Star Review

    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.

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  9. Swedish FireSteel Review 5 Star Review

    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!

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  10. Easy to use/works great 4 Star Review

    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!!

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