Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter with Emergency Whistle
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.07. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)Learn more about free shipping
|You Save:||$7.79 (39%)|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Compact fire starter designed to light fires in any conditions; includes built-in emergency whistle
- Provides 2,980-degree C spark in any weather, at any altitude
- Durable, lasts for approximately 12,000 strikes
- Army 2.0 model features improved stainless steel striker and ergonomic handle
- Bright spark - can be used as emergency signal
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers also shopped for
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
From the manufacturer
We Sell Fire
At Light My Fire, we develop unique, low-tech, premium quality outdoor products in Sweden with the design, color and function that make them just as attractive to use in the city as in the wild.
- Developed by survival expert Lars Falt for the Swedish Department of Defense
- Rod material: Hardened magnesium alloy
- Striker material: Precision ground stainless steel
- Dimensions: 95 x 26 x 15mm; Weight: 50g
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter
First developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Swedish FireSteel fire starter is the original magnesium alloy fire starter. The Swedish FireSteel fire starter offered the first viable solution to the challenges of starting fires at high-altitudes and in low temperatures. With its ability to ignite flammable gas or liquid directly, the Swedish FireSteel fire starter is perfect for traditional alcohol and modern gas stoves. This has led to its adoption by numerous military units around the world. Manufactured in Sweden by Light My Fire, the 2.0 Army fire starter has evolved with design improvements including a precision stainless steel striker, ergonomic handle, and a built-in emergency whistle.
- Produces 2,980° C (5,400° F) spark
- Lasts for approximately 12,000 strikes
- Works when wet, at any altitude
- Striker handle includes emergency whistle
How it Works
The Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army fire starter is composed of two basic parts – the rod and the striker. The rod is made from a high-quality pyrophoric alloy containing metals that include iron, magnesium, lanthanum and cerium. The striker is made of stainless steel and has a precise edge grind developed to deliver maximum spark. By scraping the striker against the rod, the friction ignites tiny shavings of metal, converting them to oxides and generating bright, high-temperature sparks.
Two notable differences exist between the Swedish FireSteel fire starter and similar friction-based fire starters, often called Ferro cerium rods. First is the proprietary hardening process of the alloy, which produces a high-grade material that achieves durability without sacrificing consistency. Second is the composition of the alloy itself, which contains a superior mixture of materials that results in a higher temperature spark: 2,980° C (5,400° F). The higher temperature spark is more effective at starting fires and lighting stoves in any weather and at any altitude.
Advantages and Applications
The primary advantage of a Swedish FireSteel fire starter over other fire starting tools is reliability in any situation. The Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army fire starter is robust and requires no flints, lighter fluid, batteries or replacement parts. A Swedish FireSteel fire starter will work in harsh conditions, like extreme cold, where gas does not vaporize easily, making it difficult to light. It also offers predictable performance at any altitude, unlike a butane lighter, which is affected by both dampness and reduced oxygen at altitude. The spark of the Swedish FireSteel fire starter is bright enough to be used as an emergency signal. The striker and rod are tied together with a lanyard to prevent accidental separation and are compact enough to fit in a pocket. The durable construction of the 2.0 Army model is designed to last approximately 12,000 strikes, providing an outstanding value.
The Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army fire starter can be used in a variety of applications – from essential survival gear to lighting a backyard barbeque grill. Because the 2.0 Army weighs only 50 grams, it is the ideal tool to have along when hiking, camping, or even in your car in case of emergencies. Alpinists appreciate the reliability of the Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army fire starter at any altitude, and outdoor enthusiasts recognize the value of an all-weather, easy to use tool. For an even more compact solution, Light My Fire also offers the lighter Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout model fire starter, which is designed to last 3,000 strikes.
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000-degree Celsius 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 cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues. The Army 2.0 FireSteel has an ergonomic design for increased ease of use, and the striker has an integrated whistle, suited for search and rescue. Lasting for an impressive 12,000 strikes, this tiny device fits in your pocket and delivers the flame you need, anytime, anywhere.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Legal DisclaimerThis product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Good for lighting up fires anywhere. Doesn't really run out (maybe with ridiculous amount of usage), doesn't matter if it's wet, dirty, hot or cold. Works all the time.
Just like in the picture it comes with this little scraper which is very useful. The scraper is ergonomically shaped for a better grip and feels good in the hand even if it's small. It is also sharpened on the ergonomically correct side so produce a pretty nice amount of sparks that quickly light up fire starting materials. One the other hand if you hold it reverse you will struggle to produce even a minuscule amount of sparks. It even has a rape whistle integrated in it! It doesn't get in the way and it's super loud so why not, right? I'm sure someone somewhere will end up needing it.
The lanyard is nice for keeping it all together so you don't lose the scraper. Although you can use a knife or other sharp tool to make sparks why do so when then there's a perfectly good designated scraper.
I recommend you guys start scrapping from the bottom 1 inch or so, so that once you wear off that part you just go up rather than having wasted the entire tool if you used it whole length.
Good product, recommended.
P.S. It still requires some minimal skill to use this. If you have never used one you may or may not be able to get the hangover it right away, although I'm sure you'll figure it out quite quickly. Just saying. Try it, might not be your style :)
On every trek, I make sure two of these are in the group. When out with the scouts, while they are fiddling with the junk gas lighters that aren't worth a dime, I whip out my firesteel and BOOM!, the camp fire is lit, BOOM! the adult stove is lit, BOOM! that Northstar lantern with the dead ignitor is lit.
The striker has a whistle which I thought would be quite nice to have, but in all honestly it's pretty mediocre too. Not loud, and you have to blow just right to get a real whistle out of it. Giving up on the striker entirely and just using the back side of a knife and it's just like most steels of this size and is decent enough. I may take the lanyard off and just use a piece of paracord and call it good. With how competitive the ferro rod market is these days, there are better options... Including the old LMF FireSteel which had the longer striker with the notches which worked far better.
Most recent customer reviews
But while everything works as it should.