The Tag-Z Magnesium Fire Starter Kit is a handy tool for starting fires even in conditions that are quite damp.
It is made in the United States and used by the US Armed Forces. It is used in their survival kits because fire is essential to surviving in the wilderness.
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The Tag-Z Fire Starter is a compact and efficient tool designed to start fires in any weather condition, wet or dry. It features a 3″ x 1″ x 3/8″ magnesium block with a steel scraper/bottle opener.
The magnesium block, when ignited, burns at a temperature of 5,400°F, ensuring that your fire gets going even with the most stubborn kindling.
The Tag-Z Magnesium Fire Starter Kit comes with a certificate of authenticity stating it is genuinely obtained from Doan Machinery. The certificate also states that the kit was handled in an appropriate manner so that it wasn’t damaged before being placed for sale.
This fire-starting tool is described as the “original and most reliable” of its kind.
The Tag-Z Fire Starter is made from alloy steel, ensuring its durability and longevity. The product dimensions are 5.39 x 2.2 x 0.55 inches, and it weighs 0.05 kilograms, making it lightweight and easy to carry.
Tag-Z manufactures the product and has a part number of Tag-Z-MFS.
- Compact and Lightweight: The Tag-Z Fire Starter is compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry around in a pocket or a tackle box.
- Durable Material: Made from alloy steel, this fire starter is designed to be durable and long-lasting.
- High Ignition Temperature: The magnesium block, when ignited, burns at a temperature of 5,400°F, ensuring that your fire gets going even with the most stubborn kindling.
- Versatile: This fire starter can be used in any weather condition, wet or dry, making it a versatile tool for outdoor adventures.
- Additional Functionality: The steel scraper also serves as a bottle opener, adding to the functionality of this tool.
- Requires Practice: Using the fire starter effectively may require some practice, especially for beginners.
- Small Size: While its compact size is a pro for portability, it might also be a con for those with larger hands as it might be harder to hold and use.
- No Instructions Included: Some customers have noted that the product does not come with instructions on how to use it, which could be a drawback for first-time users.
- Potential for Misplacement: Due to its small size, there’s a risk of misplacing or losing the fire starter.
How To Use The Tag-Z Magnesium Fire Starter
- Scrape the side of the block marked “shaving edge” with the included scraping tool.
- Keep scraping the block until you have a pile of magnesium shavings about the size of a quarter.
- Sprinkle the magnesium shavings on some flammable tinder material and kindling.
- Turn the block over to the side marked “sparking insert” (the edge with the long flint rod) and hold it approximately 1 inch away from the tinder and shavings.
- Scrape the entire length of the side marked “sparking insert” with the scraping tool or knife to create a shower of sparks. Make sure the sparks are directed at the pile of tinder. The sparks will cause the magnesium shavings to ignite and set the kindling on fire.
The fire starter kit should never be used with gasoline for your safety.
- Magnesium Block Fire Starter with Sparking Insert: Our Magnesium Block Fire Starter is equipped with a convenient sparking insert on the side, ensuring easy ignition for your fires.
- Compact Size: The Magnesium Block measures 3″ x 1″ x 3/8″, making it a portable and handy tool to carry with you on outdoor adventures.
- All-Weather Performance: This fire starter is designed to work in any weather conditions, whether wet or dry, ensuring reliable fire starting capability whenever you need it.
- High-Temperature Magnesium: Our Magnesium burns at an impressive temperature of up to 5,400°F, providing you with a powerful flame to get your fire going quickly and efficiently.