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Diamond Matches, Kitchen, 250-Count (Pack of 48)

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  • Pack of forty eight, 250-count boxes (total of 12000-count matches)
  • Made from Aspen and has a longer and thicker match splint than a penny match
  • A traditional pantry match

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B000Q6B12E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,968 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Diamond matches, kitchen, 250-count (pack of 48) is a traditional pantry match. Made from Aspen and has a longer and thicker match splint than a penny match. This Diamond Strike Anywhere Kitchen Matches is one of many top quality items in our Charcoal and Lighters department.

Customer Reviews

Denny and Kathys' Superstore has my highest recommendation for a source of top quality products.
Jon Gentner
It is so nice to be able to strike the match anywhere - you can take a few with you in your pocket and not have to have the entire box.
PEP
Some good places to find these would obviously be: outdoor/camping/army stores, hardware stores, etc.
Tyler Valitalo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By PEP on January 14, 2009
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Why can't we buy these in the store anymore? It is so nice to be able to strike the match anywhere - you can take a few with you in your pocket and not have to have the entire box. Just pull one out and strike it anywhere - even on your zipper! Marvelous invention - why is it sometimes we had better things years ago! Now they sell the strike ONLY on the BOX matches - you have to carry the BOX EVERYWHERE - what a pain! Strike ANYWHERE is the way to go!!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roast Pork on February 1, 2010
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This is not a comment on the seller. It was shipped fast, and considering you can't buy them in stores, a penny a match isn't asking a lot.

This is a comment on the product. They don't light very easily. Count on needing a foot long surface to strike it on. Not too rough, or it will eat the match head off and it won't light. And don't push too hard or too softly. If you fail the first try, you probably wore too much of the head off, and you might as well give up and start with a new match. About one out of every 5 of these has failed on me so far.

I'm not saying they're terrible, and it could just be my memory that's worse and not the matches. They are definitely harder to light than strike-on-the-box matches.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Timothy A. Beach on April 15, 2010
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I put several of these matches in a pill bottle, and duct taped a piece of sand paper to the side. The match heads got a tiny bit moist and would not strike. This is to be expected. They dried out over night and would strike the next day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James L. Ellis Jr. on April 13, 2010
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These anywhere matches work great. You can strike them on any rough surface and they light...not like matches that require using the striking surface on the box that holds the matches.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dwight S. Ausmus on June 4, 2009
What happened to the striker on the box? In the old days it was solid, now it's just a bunch of dots of striker material that only work well for the first 1/4 of the box, then the cardboard on the side of the box begins to rip away until you have an unusable striker. I know they are labeled "strike anywhere", but I find that I rarely have a suitable surface to strike them when I need to light a fire: pretty much renders the last half of the box useless to me if I have no striker.

I emailed Diamond about the problem, but apparently they don't answer emails from us little guy consumers.

I tried switching to the "strike on box" type, but the quality of the match itself has deteriorated so much that generally it takes three or four matches to light a fire that should have used only one. The heads fly apart when you strike them and either don't light, or go flying off and ignite on your clothes, on the ground, or some other inconvenient (to say the least) spot. When they DO light, you have no burst of flame (like you used to) to allow you to get the match out of the wind and next to the material you are lighting, making it difficult to light things in other than optimum conditions.

I have been using matches for over 50 years, so I know that quality has DEFINITELY declined in Diamond matches. I AM SEARCHING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE BRAND.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LeTU MBA on August 2, 2010
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I never thought that finding a "Strike Anywhere" wooden match would seem so difficult. These things were ubiquitous when I was a young kid in the Boy Scouts!

I am so glad to have found some legitimate wooden matches.

They strike virtually anywhere and they burn as long as you would expect the standard wooden match to burn.
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ASIN B000KKNZ98, B000PSAQ9W and B000PS6O16 - These listings are all for the same product, except that Penny Matches is a 32 count package as opposed to 250 in the others. Diamond makes several similar boxes of matches, including the old standard Strike on Box Matches. I prefer these, the Strike Anywhere Matches, simply for convenience and portability.

125+ years of making matches and nothing's really changed - because nothing needs to. The Aspen splint that each match is made from is sturdy, the match head is non-toxic (and, yes, you ought to keep them away from kids, but at least you know it's non-toxic!) and most importantly - duds are almost unheard of. The built-in striker on the sides of the package is such a simple thing, but a huge convenience. Of course, Strike Anywhere matches don't require the box, making them excellent for camping, hiking and other outdoor needs - leave the rather delicate cardboard box at home and carry just a few in a water-tight container.

Since I "met" Diamond matches camping with parents who did Earth Day things before Earth Day existed, I've always preferred to use these, when practical, over a lighter because they're wood - they'll biodegrade. Unfortunately, because they're incredibly light and very cheap, buying them on Amazon is almost absurd: shipping costs add so much to the cost that it's ridiculous.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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Just wish these were like the old "strike anywhere" matches that you could strike on the leg of your jeans, your fingernail, etc... They have made them now so you can barely strike them anywhere except the striking strip on the side of the box... you can get one to light other places, but not reliably... half the time you end up wearing off the white tip before it lights, then you are all done...
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