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  • Not so good as expected

    posted by kostja123 on 07/13/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    It is cheap. It is the main pros.

    The real blastmatch costs 19$, but these one cost me 6$ each, buying a 5 pieces per time.

    Fire steel rod diametr is 1,2 cm- really massive.

    If breake the plastic housing- you willl get a 6 cm long rod and i thing it is a best decision to carry with you the rod only without housing- it will lass really long.

    Cons:

    Plastic housing is too big and heavy. And i think that is useless, becouse it is unnecessary to protect the rod agains something.

    The metal thing which makes sparks- is too bad for that. The plastic housing and metal blade holder is a whole construction, so you must push really hard for moving the blade near the rod. You may easily broke these plastic becouse it is fragile.

    OtherThoughts:

    It opens by himself- just touch the housing and rod is shooted away by spring.

    Metallic part which must make the spark does not make them at all- it just make a shavings and no sparks.

    All of 5 fire starters came to me opened- so if you put it in your pocket or backpack- it will opens by himselfes an possibly will broke.

    Bottomline:

    It can't make sparks like a blastmatch, just closing it by your fingers- these one you can operate only pushing really hard and fast by ground. Bad..

    But the fire starter rod is ok. Brake these housing and get a knife to make sparks.

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