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Swedish Army Firesteel. Apparently this is the thing to use if you want to start a fire out in the wilds. Not two damp twigs. Who’d a guessed it? $39.95.

 Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defence, this army model of the Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. It’s 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather or altitude.

  • 1. Durable – lasts at least 12,000 strikes
  • 2. Works equally well when wet


  • While this is certainly reason to rejoice for swedes all over the world, the swedish army (and you, for that matter) would save some serious cash by buying the US military version, which sells for less than 8$. Just type "magnesium fire starting tool" on Google and you're on your way. Okay, it's not swedish, but, then again, who gives a rat's ass….

  • Ouch! Maybe Swedish steel is more expensive to grow? :-)

  • Forget the cheap knock offs of the other comment – buy the original and best for a tenner (or £7 for the small size) from my friend Jasper at Strikeforce here in the UK!

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  • Harry, awesome. Thanks. :-)

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