Solo Scientific Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter, 440C Blade, Black - AFS440CB-PP
SOSAFS440CBPP: Magnesium Aurora Fire Starter, 440C Blade, Black
Being able to make a fire in a survival situation can save your life.
Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific Inc. in the USA to be used to start your campfires. Their goal was to design and manufacture the best all-around survival fire starter in the world and Solo Scientific has absolutely done it! Aerospace quality, the Aurora Fire Starter is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life.
Lightweight and designed for outdoor adventurers and pilots who like to be prepared, the Aurora Fire Starter has even climbed Mount Everest (2SA Model). The 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 5,000 degrees F. This standard 440C model comes with a 440C Fully Hardened Stainless Steel Striking Blade installed that can be flipped over or sharpened if dulled.
Note: the only difference between the Aurora Fire Starter 440C and Aurora Fire Starter 2SA models is the striking blades - otherwise they are identical.
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, char cloth, 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!
The Aurora Fire Starter is rugged and is designed for survival. The Aurora Fire Starter uses a large 1/4" diameter (0.635cm) 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. It can be flipped over to reveal a fresh striking surface (Note: the 440C striking blade 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. The 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. The Aurora Fire Starter has an overall length of 3.6" (9.14 cm), a diameter of 0.625" (1.59 cm) and weighs 1.6 oz. (45g). The o-ring seal helps prevent the housing from unscrewing and provides protection from corrosion in salt water environments. The Aurora Fire Starter is designed to last a lifetime and provide you with fire when the emergency situation occurs. The Aurora Fire Starter comes complete with detailed instructions and several pieces of fire starting material.
- Overall Length: 3.6"
- Diameter: 0.625"
- Fire Starter: Magnesium
- Material: Aluminum
- Weight: 1.6 oz.
- Includes 2 Cotton Balls
- Made in the USA