Coghlan's - Magnesium Fire Starter


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Coghlan's - Magnesium Fire Starter
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Michael, South Africa. 1 June 2016

I bought the Coghland's magnesium fire starter because it is stamped Made in U.S.A. as I had heard of the Chinese look a like's not burning.
Unfortunately I got a bad one and my Coghland's magnesium fire starter behaves just like the u-tube videos of the Chinese knock offs.
The magnesium is hard to scrape off. The vidios say "About 5 strokes with a knife. I needed 30 scrapes to get a decent pile.
The vidios show the pile burning on the first of second strike of the flint. I could not get the pile to burn. I did get the cotton ball to burn with just the flint, so the flint works. I then tried to light the pile with a burning match. The so called "Magnesium" sparkled but would not burn.
I hope no one relies on this product to save their life in an emergency.

Mike Morrison

Peter, South Africa. 25 August 2015

Poor result from pulling the starter and pushing with a knife.

The casing/housing does not expose enough of the magnesium rod, leaving very little ignition surface.
My knife, a Morakniv companion, is actually scraping more of the casing than the rod.
The magnesium rod being the size of a household matchstick did not help.

Only use when there is no other alternative.

Sandor, South Africa. 23 March 2016

Works like a charm. Am very impressed with this little gadget. Just need to have a decent knife blade with a reasonable back for scraping.
Glad I have one of these now.

Jacques, South Africa. 30 November 2015

Great product, does what it says on the tin.

Nial, South Africa. 5 October 2015

I suspect the problems the previous reviewer encountered were more to do with the choice of knife (blade composition & shape - the Morakniv is an excellent knife, but see Many sparks generated first stroke with a CRKTM16-13SF. I'm happy with my purchase.

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