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 Product Description

FireSteel.com has sourced the best-performing slabs of soft magnesium that you can use as a waterproof and nearly indestructible supply of tinder for starting fires.

Magnesium burns at more than 4000 degrees F.   Using your knife or FireSteel.com Super Scraper, simply shave off a small pile of magnesium shavings, about what would fit on a small coin.  When a spark from your favorite FireSteel.com FireSteel hits this pile of magnesium, the shavings will burst into a white hot flame that will even help ignite damp kindling.  Use caution when using magnesium as tinder, since the shavings can pop violently as they ignite.  Your magnesium shavings will burn WHITE HOT but very quickly, so make sure you have some kindling and larger pieces of wood ready to build your fire.

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

Each magnesium bar has a convenient lanyard hole for easy attachment to your FireSteel and scraper.  The combination of Magnesium Tinder Bar and GobSpark Armageddon with Palm Scraper (sold separately) 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 at more than 4000 degrees F
  • Composition: soft magnesium

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  1. White Hot, Comes off easy

    Posted by Jake P. on Apr 24th 2018

    Most, if not all, mag bars I've used in the past were way too hard to shave. In a survival, with possible loss of dexterity, this could be a huge issue. With this bar, the shavings came off like butter, just using the amazing scraper also bought here. The shavings were the right size to catch a spark while still being airy. I couldnt be happier. I know that when it counts, this will be there.

  2. Ain't no better

    Posted by raindevil66@yahoo.com on Jul 16th 2017

    This magnesium bar worked well and quick, not like the junk that's out there. After trying it, I ordered more immediately!

  3. Magnesium bars

    Posted by Al C on May 27th 2017

    These bars are exactly what they're described as. I am happy with them and would definitely order more when I need them. Shipping was quick and accurate. Good job FireSteel.com!

  4. Magnesium Bars

    Posted by Eric on May 8th 2016

    Very easy to use and effective

  5. Great product

    Posted by Steve on Jul 22nd 2015

    Added this to my fire steel and what a combo. If you can't start a fire with this then you got other problems it makes it so easy

  6. very pleased

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 11th 2015

    I have never used magnesium to start a fire. Apparently the magnesium bars I have had in the past were fake imports. They did next to nothing. I figured it was a big waste of time, money and energy. I was very, very pleased with this piece of magnesium. It was soft enough to shave easily with the spine of my knife and took a spark immediately and burned brightly to start the rest of my tinder. I am going to add your magnesium to all of my fire kits now. (everyone one needs several or 4 or 5 fire kits right?)

  7. worth the lightweight

    Posted by rich on Dec 19th 2014

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

  8. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

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