Firefly firesteels - where can I get some?

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  1. Corso

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    SO I missed these when they were on kickstarter

    any idea if they are available now the regular way?

    I've a couple of SAK's who have asked if i can get them some :D
     
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    Hmmm...that’s a great question.
     
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    Got mine from the aforementioned website.......but it took like two months to finally receive them. I had forgotten that I placed an order back in the beginning of April of this year and got them in June.......
    Dominick.......
     
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    Hopefully the shipping time has improved since then. Think when you ordered yours, @DomC , they were still trying to get the Kickstarter orders shipped.
     
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    They're pretty cool. I dont use the Toothpick on my SAK at all .

    Made a few sparks and I can't wait to try it out more and make some flames.

    Its perfect fir my go light kit . This. Small tin of tinder, canteen few snacks and I'm good for most things
     
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    Thanks for the info - hope they ship to England :D
     
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    If they wont Ill ship em to you .
     
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    That's very kind of you to offer
     
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    I ordered some and got them in four days. Fit perfect in my Walker and my Camper. I was also very impressed with the volume of sparks.
     
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    cool I'm going to email them today
     
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    Their website says they ship internationally.
     
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    It took forever for mine to ship too, but I'm very satisfied with them!
     
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    They do indeed ship

    • First Class Mail® International: $14.00
    • Priority Mail International® (6 - 10 business days): $50.50
    Even the 1st class option doubles the price of a pack - I think I'll see if anyone in the UK wants to team up and split the costs
     
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    These look very fragile. Comments?
     
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    You dont scrape on the flat but on the EDGE of the ferro rod.......
    Dominick........
     
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    that is a nice find, i'm ordering a set for myself.
     
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    i got an 8pack off the kickstarter thing. i should make a video... they're pretty decent.
     
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    That is one of the coolest ideas. I may have to place an order.
     
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    Yes, you should! I mean who around here doesn't like seeing sparks fly and natural materials combust!

    :4:
     
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    Here's a drop test video. I don't have them, but they do look like an awesome piece of kit for the SAK.



    L8R,
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    The video that ran after that was great too! Never thought of pulling the rod thru the tool . Ive been striking down into my tinder .
     
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    Dominick........
     
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    Just ordered a pack of 3, I think it will complete an already great knife.
     
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    Done, Huntsman is complete.
     
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    I got mine from Tortoise Gear and they were reasonably fast. I'm delighted with them! They fit precisely and work well. Not a huge shower of sparks and of course not a lot of strikes from such a small steel before they're used up, but that's not a problem IMO. To me this is a backup to your regular fire gear or something to use when you unexpectedly need one (for example to light a gas grill or stove). Since I don't smoke I only carry a lighter when I'm going out camping or hiking on purpose. Occasionally in an urban setting I've had situations where it would have been useful to have a flame or spark only to have nothing on me. But if I have pants on it's a virtual certainty there'll be a knife in them!
     
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    Found another use! Ultra light neck knife . 20180819_204713.jpg

    For those trips when you just dont feel like carrying xtra stuff
     
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    I will say I ordered some of these while it was at its end of kickstarter phase. I received them a couple months later. I like them, just have to be really careful with them, they break easily.
     
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    How did you break them?
     
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    Just by regular use. Even when using my finger to brace the middle of them, if I use too much pressure, it will break in the middle. The pressure required to make these work well is a fine line. I bought 6 total and broke 2 of them so far. The other 4 are used regularly and they are just fine. I am just very careful when using them and I am conscious of the pressure I apply to them.
     
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    The videos have convinced me to get a few in

    I've half a dozen SAK's that all tell me they need these :)
     
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    Thanks! Good info to know.
    I'll probably keep these on my SAK for JIC and use a reg ferro rod for the majority of my sparking needs .
     
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    They are awesome to have on any SAK. Just make sure to use your index finger to brace the entire backside when striking.
     
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    How are you striking? Like a regular rid or holding the striker static and pulling the firesteel?

    I saw in a video posted above . Guy holds the rod .And the tinder with the striker. Pulls the rod thru the striker.

    I did it that way a bunch of times last week and felt little pressure on the rod . If I scraped the rod with the striker I coukd feel the pressure on the rod
     
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    Its a novel idea... but it seems like a limited use item. The likeliness of breakage is my main concern as well as lifespan. The weight and space difference between this and a more traditional 3-4" firesteel is negligible but the larger steel is so much less prone to breakage and has tons more life to it. Sure... it fits into an EDC sak and perhaps that is the use case, but IMO its not a replacement to a traditional firesteel. just my .02
     
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    Nah, Just get a bigger rod and use a ranger band to hold it to the knife. The toothpick has its place. Just a gimmick.
     
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    So Ive lit a fire a day with my fire fly. Since the 13th.

    Hasnt broke. Showing wear but not much.

    Still have 2 more steels.

    Last week has been with cottonballs and PJ .

    Really gonna lighten my load for huntin .
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    Small tin of Pj Cballs
    1/2gal canteen and pouch/shoulder strap .
    Sawyer mini .Some snacks .
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