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
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.
This magnesium bar worked well and quick, not like the junk that's out there. After trying it, I ordered more immediately!
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!
Very easy to use and effective
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
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?)
Customer service is top notch. Will be back. Thank you
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.
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.