Primus Ignition Steel Lighter
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- Ignition Steel medium
- Water resistant - works in rain and snow
- Durable - can be used thousands of times
- Effective - the sparks are about 3000 degree Celsius
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Frustrating because I waited a while for this, but I must say I am pleased that amazon refunded me without requiring that I send the item back which would have been quite annoying.
Unbranded Striker + Unbranded Flint = Fireworks like it's Christmas. You sometimes get sizable embers that remain lit for 1 - 2 seconds if you do a firm and strong strike.
Primus Striker + Primus Flint = You get a set of sparks for every 3 strikes if you are lucky. The sparks are tiny and gone in a flash of a second
Primus Striker + Unbranded Flint = Good amount of sparks, but not as good as the all unbranded combination.
Unbranded Striker + Primus Flint = You get sparks on every strike, though not as big and are gone in a flash.
I bought the Primus steel lighter because I am fan of their products. I have the Omnilite TI stove and their pot systems - excellent stuff. But am I extremely disappointed with this one.
If you are lighting a stove, the Primus Steel Lighter is probably more than enough to ignite a flame. It's lightweight, and has a very comfortable grip feel to it. I am hesitant to recommend this if you are trying to light tinders/cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly in a back country.
Edit: the thought occurred to me that the gobspark may have had an unfair advantage. I lit the cottonball with the gobspark and blew it out and then tried to light it with this. What I should have done was pulled the ball apart more to make sure there was still some frayed areas for the sparks to catch. That in mind they weren't too far apart before I thought of that so with that in mind I'd guess they were pretty evenly matched.
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Me and my wife go camping, backpacking, and motorcycle camping.
I always bring a flint-steel with me as a just in case. Read more
My boyfriend is an avid camper and this tool is very nice to have as back up incase of an emergency.Published on February 18, 2013 by Angela L. Chirnside