UNIWENT EDC Alloy Fire starter Waterproof Magnesium flint stone CNC gear pocket outdoor


color holster with flint stone bar x 1 piece


Nikola Tesla Secret

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  1. 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Small but good design., December 29, 2015
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    Alex P.

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    (Update Jan 2016) Had to remove 1 star. The user guide say “Proudly made in the USA” This was very clearly shipped from Singapore. I don’t have any problem with it being made in Singapore or China or whereever but it’s not OK to say it’s made in the USA if it’s NOT. Not cool. (see photos)

    (Dec 2015) Five Stars. Turned out to be smaller then I was thinking, but is a very nice size. Works well. The striker is short but nice and sharp. Very good design. It’s not too much longer than a house key so can fit on a keychain well. Shipped from China but still arrived almost 3 weeks before they said it would. (Got mine from ‘electronic-mall)

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  2. Kent Yamaguchi says:
    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great EDC fire starter, August 14, 2016
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    Not sure why there are negative reviews saying it’s difficult to get this thing to spark. I get a good amount of spark even with the mediocre scraper that it comes with. The only reason I say mediocer is due to its smaller size which can make it difficult to grip, otherwise works well. Keep in mind I use the end of the scraper on the rod rather than the sides of the scraper and it seems to work better allowing a good angle and making it much easier to add more pressure which in turn creates more spark (they recommend using one of the 4 sharp edges on the side). It is very clearly a ripoff of the Exotac NanoStriker but EDC strikers are just a handy thing to have in a backpack/keychain or wherever and I personally will likely never need it as I usually carry a lighter on me so either way I would never be able to justify paying $30 for the Exotac Seeing as it’s Essentially the same thing. It’s probably got a better build quality and fit and finish but once again we’re just talking about a ferro rod here. I can pay $4 for this one, buy the actual replacement ferro rod by Exotac for $7 which probably fits right in this one as a replacement to the original rod, and the rod is the most important part next to the striker. Total cost of that would add up to $11 which is still just 1/3 of the cost of the NanoStriker XL. If you need to have the best possible product out there and you have the money to burn go for the real thing by all means but I think this thing is comparable at a small fraction of the cost. Oh and this one is water proof with the rubber o rings as well. Also a great size/ weight for EDC if you choose to keep it on your keys, in your pocket, etc.

    P.S. I am a big advocate of supporting American made products but Exotac can eat a dick with a $30 fire striker. I would have paid $20 but I feel like they are just trying to rip people off at $30.

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  3. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not my first choice, but gets there job done., August 22, 2016
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    As a piece of gear that is meant for emergency fire starting this thing is okay. Granted it only cost a few dollars. I saw what appears to be the same exact item in the store that was made by a major brand but did not like the $25+ please price point. I opted to get the cheap version to see how it faired.

    When I got the fire starter in the mail as Nd opened it up, it appeared to be just like the $25+ one in the store, other than packaging and labeling.

    Once I got it home and began to mess with it I found that the ferro rod did not like a lot of pressure and when I took it out and tried to get it set back into the handle it would never tighten down in the dead center. It kept having a slight cant to it. It did work as expected making sparks and lighting a fire but it was disappointing that the rod would not set in it right.

    Now I can not say that the $25+ fire starter will be any better, and I would hope it would. But from messing with this item I don’t like the design at all.

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