View Full Version : Permanent match-old technology

12-21-2013, 07:24 PM

I remember these from back in the 70s. Forgot all about them. Any local stores carrying them?

12-21-2013, 10:43 PM
Kinda cool.... It kinda seems like a Bass Ackwards Zippo.

12-21-2013, 11:25 PM
The Coghlan brand tinder kit uses that exact design in their emergency tinder kit. Except that in stead of the metal case, it's just a plastic block, just for using the fero rod and striker. Talk about lazy design ...

12-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Last time I found them.... I bought a bunch of those on Amazon....Like 17 or so and gave them away as gifts.
Still need lighter fluid if you are gonna use the as a "match" strike it, the fuzz burns....but still works as a fire steel and striker.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/hunter63/51LIWMFf95L__SL500_AA300_metalmatch.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/hunter63/media/51LIWMFf95L__SL500_AA300_metalmatch.jpg.html)

One in my older belt kit....was one of the 1960's red plastic..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/hunter63/BOBcrop.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/hunter63/media/BOBcrop.jpg.html)

12-22-2013, 04:43 PM
I ordered one off their page. I figured for $2.95 what can go wrong. Then came the 4 hour advertisement for whatever they were selling. I've never seen a site run a commercial powerpoint that long. Needless to say I never saw the end of it.