Our new Black and Olive Drab GobSparks* are now in stock but we still have plenty of RED Palm Scrapers** left, so we decided to pair them with a 3/8 x 3" Magnesium Tinder Rod and string them together with a 2' length of 550 paracord. Add a FireSteel.com FireSteel toggle (sold separately) and you have a fine kit that is compact and value-priced!
The Magnesium rod fits comfortably in the cavity of the Palm Scraper. To to use your kit, simply pull the magnesium rod out of its cavity and use the Palm Scraper to create a small pile of magnesium shavings, about what would fit on a small coin, in the location where you would like to start your fire. Magnesium burns at 4000 degree F. When a spark from your favorite FireSteel.com FireSteel hits the pile of magnesium shavings, the magnesium will burst into a white hot flame that will work even in damp conditions. Magnesium burns HOT but also very quickly, so make sure to have some twigs or other kindling handy to feed your magnesium fire.
NOTE: We sell magnesium for use as tinder. When you scrape your magnesium you will not obtain sparks. You will obtain the best quality magnesium shavings to start your fire.
- RED Palm Scraper
- 3/8" x 3" magnesium rod with hole
- 2' length of 550 paracord (Blue available only while supplies last).
- Length: 3.75 inches (95mm)
- Weight: 1.16 ounces (32 grams)
An excellent addition to your Fire Starting Kit!
NOTE: The RED Palm Scraper in this kit was originally designed to click into the RED GobSpark Armageddon handle only (now sold out). The Orange-handled GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel we currently sell sports an updated design that is not compatible with the RED Palm Scraper in this kit. We recommend purchasing an Orange-colored Palm Scraper for use with the later-model Orange-handled GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel.
* Check out the GobSpark Triumph special going on now!
** GobSpark and Palm Scraper are trademarks of FireSteel.com
I have not used this a ton, but in the few times I have used it, it is one of the easiest magnesium blocks/rods on the market to scrape shavings off of. The handle and scraper combine to make it very simple and comfortable to use, making a great combination.
I will update after this upcoming camping season, when it will get a lot of use.
So I got my little kit with the red palm scraper and the piece of magnesium. I wanted a larger rod so I got the armagedon 3.0 instead of the toggles they suggested to go with it. The palmscraper made it easy to get a nice pile of shavings off of the magnesium rod and then it was even easier to get some sparks from the ferrorod. The whole thing went up in flames so fast that I wasn't ready for it! Great job, Firesteel.com!