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 Product Description

FireSteel.com produces these big slabs of soft magnesium that you can use as a waterproof and nearly indestructible source of tinder for starting fires.

Magnesium burns at 4000 degree F. Using your knife or FireSteel Scraper, simply shave off a small pile of magnesium shavings.  When a spark from your FireSteel hits this pile of magnesium, the magnesium will burst into a white hot flame that will help ignite damp firewood.

A great advantage of magnesium us that it is totally waterproof.  Dunk it in a stream or lake, soak it in the rain - no problem - your emergency tinder will still burn as hot as ever.  Great for emergencies.

Each magnesium bar has a convienient lanyard hole for easy attachment to your FireSteel and scraper. This combination makes an excellent Fire Starting Kit.

Magnesium Bar Specifications:

  • Size: 1-inch wide X 3/8-inch thick X 3-inches long
  • Weight: approx 1.2 ounces (34 grams)
  • Burns white hot - 4000 degrees F
  • Composition: soft magnesium

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 Product Reviews

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  1. worth the lightweight

    Posted by rich on Dec 19th 2014

    Customer service is top notch. Will be back. Thank you

  2. The REAL Deal!

    Posted by Thomas Cline on May 26th 2014

    I bought this to go with my firestarter Armageddon. I haven't really needed it yet, but I will keep it handy for those wet days in the backcountry.

    This is the real thing, not some cheap alloy which won't always burn. Scrape off a small pile of shavings (about the size of a dime), throw a spark towards it, and you have an instant fire. If your tender is wet, the extra 5,000 or so degrees of heat will do the trick.


    Posted by Unknown on Jan 13th 2014

    If it's wet, there is no need to search for dry tender, just scrape a little magnesium. It is a lot easier to find semi dry kindling and fuel than bone dry tender to start that fire. If it's windy, put a small strip of duct tape to catch the magnesium. In Alaska, the palm scrapper makes fire starting with gloved hands much easier.

  4. Very good. I bought 4 of them.

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 16th 2013

    I will buy some more as gifts to my prepper friends.

  5. Great mag bar

    Posted by Ralph Dugger on Oct 19th 2013

    Nice size. Very easy to scape for shavings. Lights with one spark from fero rod. I would highly recommend getting 3 or more (I did).

  6. Mag bars are a nice chunk of protection

    Posted by Auntie Emm on Aug 5th 2013

    Although I expected it to be just a bit softer, it still scraped a nice pile in very little time. I also bought the Gob Spark and it took a few time to light that pile, but once I got the hang of it the pile became white hot very quickly. Great stuff and would purchase both again.

  7. Amazing product

    Posted by Manuel Alonso on Jul 30th 2013

    I just got my order and the first thing my daughters and i did was put it to a test. It had rained at the time so conditions were perfect and boy did it work! My 6 and 8 year old girls were making fire in no time with it.

    Tthank you guys so much for a Amazing product and Amazing customer service and delivery time.

    We live in Miami FL and your product should be in every household due to the Hurricanes...

  8. Magnesium Bars

    Posted by Cheeseburgers are great. on Jul 12th 2013

    These bars are well worth the investment, great for starting fires, if you don't or can't find your BIC lighters, or run out of fuel for your cigar lighters. Especially important in WET, or COLD environments, when a fast starting light is the difference between Life and Death. Fantastic to have. They are cheap to buy.

  9. Very Soft Magnesium.

    Posted by The Cajun on Apr 12th 2013

    Shaves off easier and makes larger flakes than most other bars I have tried. Great product.

  10. Softer Magnesium for Making Fires

    Posted by The Alaskan on Apr 9th 2013

    The Firesteel.com magnesium is about 25% softer than other brands I've tried, but the major difference is the larger flakes that were produced by a drill bit.

    I processed a magnesium bar with a drill. I drilled 2 deep holes[not all the way through] & it produced enough tinder for 10 dry fires or 5 hardy fires in the rain.

  11. Excellent Fire starting

    Posted by genecharris on Feb 2nd 2013

    Works exactly as advertised. Easy ignition, hot flame. It starts almost anything on fire. I let several of my pioneering skills students use it and they will be ordering their own.

  12. Works Great!

    Posted by NY Levi on Jan 24th 2013

    ...it burned like crazy. Seems like a great product and cant wait to become an expert at using it. Thanks

  13. Great product

    Posted by AceJewell on Dec 22nd 2012

    Most of the magnesium bars out there are extremely hard and not easily shaved. This product is very easy to shave. High quality!

  14. Real Magnesium, not mystery metal

    Posted by Josh G on Oct 23rd 2012

    I can vouch for this magnesium... a small spark from a firesteel easily ignites a pile of magnesium shavings, resulting in a brilliant white flame... rest assured that this is a genuine, high quality product.

  15. Best Ever

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 12th 2012

    Very easy to shave off. I've bought every single brand, from almost all box stores. This product is better then the everything I've used. I liked it so much, I bought 5 of them.

  16. Works great

    Posted by Dave H. on Oct 11th 2012

    The lanyard hole is perfect--just tie it on with your FireSteel and you've got the best tools to start a fire under the most adverse conditions.

    Shaves easily, burns HOT like it's supposed to. Much thicker than others I've seen on the market.

  17. Easy to shave

    Posted by Dave L. on Jun 27th 2012

    This is by far the easiest-to-shave magnesium bar that I have ever used. Burns well, clearly pure magnesium, not a cheap knock-off, even though it cost less than the competitor's product sold at local sporting goods and big-box stores.

  18. The one perfect wet or damp weather fire starter

    Posted by Robert C. "Survivalist and Survival Backpacking book author" on Jan 27th 2012

    As a Backpacker and wilderness adventure seeker
    climbing 12,000 to 14,000 High Sierra Mountains, I know the value of having a tinder source that is 100% immune to water.

    Nothing beats Magnesium tinder starter for sheer fool proof wet weather fire starter. Only Magnesium can get wet tinder to a combustion point in many situations for fire.

    We never travel into the wilderness without our firesteel.com Magnesium tinder starter, fero rods, and a few thick slabs of fat wood.

    Everone that travels with us must have these items with them and demonstrate they can produce a sustaining fire before we lead them on any adventure. FIRE IS LIFE in the wilderness and no fire can be a slow painful death.

    Yes, we take the art of fire very seriously because we are seasoned survivalist that venture into brutally cold areas in which fire is a mandatory tool in order to get out alive.

  19. Reliable Tinder

    Posted by 2010 is my year on May 21st 2011

    Magnesium has its pluses, it requires little work to scrape shavings off it but the reward is tinder that will catch on fire even if you have fallen into water with it or it is raining hard and all other available tinder is wet.

    Also, if you need more magnesium simply add another chunk onto your firesteel lanyard.

  20. L Gleason

    Posted by Beautiful Mag Bar on May 21st 2011

    The first thing I noticed when opening the FireSteel.com shipping tube was this big chunk of shiny magnesium, a work of art.

    Plenty of magnesium tinder for dozens of fires. Fun to use too.

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