Coghlan's - Magnesium Fire Starter
List Price R 129
Discovery Miles 860
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- South Africa
- Coghlan's - Magnesium Fire Starter
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.
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 https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=128172). Many sparks generated first stroke with a CRKTM16-13SF. I'm happy with my purchase.