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My Favorite ECD Firestarter (Next to a Bic)

Ultimate Survival Technology Spark-Force Firestarter A downsized Strike Force lighter, this might be the best thing on the market for Every-Day Carry (EDC) as a backup to the butane lighter. (If you look closely, you can see the pinch of … Continue reading

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Securing the Firesteel

Seems that a friction-fit on firesteels just doesn’t cut it. We need to tie them in. Here, we have a nice matched set in mesquite. Notice that the rod protrudes far enough past the mounting loop that we can run … Continue reading

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Mounting A Firesteel on a Bushcraft Knife Sheath

Here are some pictures of my Bushcraft model, and retro-fitting the sheath with a firesteel (aka ferro rod, metal match, etc.)  Feel free to try it on your own sheath, if you feel confident doing so. First, I cut the … Continue reading

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