The Aurora Fire Starter is simply the best magnesium fire starter on the marked. Designed and made in the USA by Solo Scientific Aurora Fire Starters are a true survival tool designed to support life by starting a fire in just about any environment. Designed to start a lifetime of camp or survival fires, the Aurora Fire Starter 440C - Silver comes with a hardened steel striking blade that can be sharped and reversed for long life (extra blades available sold separately). When stuck properly with the integral blade, the Aurora Fire Starter fires of a stream of sparks as hot as 5000 degrees Fahrenheit guaranteed to ignite tinder and is designed to light thousands of fires before being replaced. The Aurora Fire Starter is a rugged tool, designed for survival in extreme condition, but also handy on an average camping trip or lighting a charcoal fire. Made of a solid piece of lightweight aircraft aluminum with a composite flint steel & magnesium rod and integrated striking blade, the Aurora Fire Starter 440C weighs only 1.6 oz and is 3.6" in length. Wear it around you neck, on a key-ring or on your belt on one of the custom designed pouches (sold separately), just don't forget to bring it!