This is the same fire making gear as the MagSlab™ FireStarter by FireSteel.com, but without the FireSteel Scraper and lanyard if you feel you do not need them.
The FireSteel will spark just as well using your knife or other hard, sharp object (it pays to experiment, some objects make sparks with a FireSteel better than others).
Just like the MagSlab FireStarter, the MagSlab FireSteel combines our special soft magnesium slab with built in FireSteel.com FireSteel.
Using magesium as tinder to help start a fire takes a little practice. The metal magesium bar is soft enough to scrape off shavings using a knife, FireSteel Scraper, or other hard sharp object. Scrape a dime-sized pile of magnesium shavings from the magnesium bar and then apply a spark from the FireSteel.
Magesium burns at 4000 degrees F (2200 °C). You can dunk your magnesium fire starter in water, wipe it off, and it will still be viable fire making tinder. That is the great advantage of carrying some magnesium as a backu
* MagSlab and MagSlab FireSteel are trademarks of FireSteel.com
Posted by Fred on Feb 14th 2016
Got the mag slab because i read it was a great fire starter in any weather so got to pair with the GodSpark Ranger i also purchased and took the version with a ferro rod included on it just in case my ranger isn't there some how but they also have just plain slabs.
Haven't really tested it yet. Scrapped one little piece off because i was curious on how easy it was.(never used magnesium slabs before nor did i know much about them until doing a bit of research and buying one here to go with my ranger rod.)
going into a bug-out bag as part of my "fire box" i call it.
will most likely be buying more since it's for a bug -out bag im going to test. The rods are top notch so i figure this also.
Posted by Kevin on Feb 6th 2016
I'm a Scoutmaster in Michigan and our Troop uses the Gobspark Armageddon and the Magslab...depending on what conditions call for. Recently we were at a klondike derby. One of the competitions was to build a fire to boil water. Everything was wet...No problem..the guys got out their Magslab..peeled a pile of magnesium shavings off,,,like butter... and got their wet tinder to burn. Success! The Magslab is high quality and not that much more than cheap imported crap that is too hard to use, Why take a chance?
Posted by Brian on Mar 7th 2015
Originally I had bought magslabs which were manufactured in Asia. Then I saw the YouTube videos showing that they were vastly inferior metals which in some cases, didn't even work. Shameful. So I returned them. Then I researched and discovered Firesteel.com which sells vastly SUPERIOR magslabs that work exactly like they're supposed to. I'm very relieved I found Firesteel.com. Excellent service as well!
Posted by Denver the Hillman on Oct 22nd 2012
This is by far the best magnesium bar on the market. The Magnesium scrapes off easy and lights very easy too and the sparking rod is the best! You can bet your life on this one!
Posted by John Moyer on Jul 9th 2012
Best magnesium bar I have ever used. This is a great company with amazing products. You don't need to shop anywhere else.
All prices are in USD.