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    Default Where to find small flint and magnesium rods?

    I am looking for a source for small flint and magnesium rods for a compact emergency kit. Anyone know a good source?


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    Google BCB America, they sell pocket sized magnesium rods.
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    Here's my source for things that are fire related. http://www.safezonellc.com/firestarters.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlo View Post
    I am looking for a source for small flint and magnesium rods for a compact emergency kit. Anyone know a good source?
    Look for ferro rods, there are no such thing as flint rods....flint is a rock, when used with the right kind of steel will throw a spark, but no where near as intense as a ferro rod.
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    Scroll to the bottom for ferro rods of all sizes. The prices are reasonable and I have ordered from them many times. They are quick and efficient.

    http://usaknifemaker.com/ferro-rods-...ping-c-69.html

    All kinds of good knife and sheath making supplies too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Scroll to the bottom for ferro rods of all sizes. The prices are reasonable and I have ordered from them many times. They are quick and efficient.

    http://usaknifemaker.com/ferro-rods-...ping-c-69.html

    All kinds of good knife and sheath making supplies too.
    Two things I noted on the page that I linked below.

    1. I don't charge nearly enough when I add an antlered firesteel to a knife.

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    2. Seems as though the larger the quantity you buy, the more expensive they get (beyond 1).
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    I have this:
    http://usaknifemaker.com/ferro-rods-...combo-sl3.html
    It is very handy and the ferro rod does not take much away from how comfortable the grip is. I used this in my tutorial I posted last night about twine matches
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