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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 1
  • Usefulness: 2
not for smokers – Steel Reuseable Matchstick Wilderness Survival Keychain Reviews

posted by marcello7x on 01/26/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
it is very small. much smaller than i anticipated. would fit perfectly on a set of keys without making your keys more bulky. could definitely be used as a survival tool. very big flame once it lights up.
Cons:
sadly, i dont know where to start:
extremely difficult to get a flame started. somewhat difficult to refill if your not creative. the striker bends when i strike it. there are what looks like hair thin copper wires holding the wick that are getting loose and will fall off soon. if you use lantern oil like i did, dont expect to be able to use it without getting your fingers oily. you have to strike it real hard to get sparks going.
Other:
this is definitely not something a daily smoker could use to light up. it takes way too long to get a good strike to ignite the wick. apparently the wiki said they used this to light up in the movie the maltese falcon but im guessing they had a more efficient version of this. i used lantern oil and filled it by gettin a straw and dipping it in the oil then using my finger to create a vacuum until i place the end in the body of this thing.
Bottomline:
its very shiny and will work if you have the time and patience. buy it for fun?

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