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Doan Machinery Fire Starting Tool

£10.95
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By scraping the "shaving edges" of the Doan Machinery Fire Starting Tool with a blade, you will accumulate a pile of magnesium shavings.


Then simply scrape the "sparking insert" to ignite the shavings to temperatures of 5400°F/2982°C, hot enough to light even the most stubborn campfire! It's size makes it convenient for pocket or tackle box.

SKU:
DM51242
GTIN
Brand:
Doan Machinery
Colour:
Metallic
Warranty:
1 Year
Newest:
2013-12-10 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
LITHIUM
Parent Base Price:
10.9500
GTIN:
00021929512429

Description


By scraping the "shaving edges" of the Doan Machinery Fire Starting Tool with a blade, you will accumulate a pile of magnesium shavings.


Then simply scrape the "sparking insert" to ignite the shavings to temperatures of 5400°F/2982°C, hot enough to light even the most stubborn campfire! It's size makes it convenient for pocket or tackle box.

Specification


SKU:
DM51242
Brand:
Doan Machinery
Colour:
Metallic
Warranty:
1 Year
Newest:
2013-12-10 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
LITHIUM
Parent Base Price:
10.9500
GTIN:
00021929512429

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Reviews


  • 1
    Hard work and not worth the money

    Posted by Jel on 23rd Sep 2018

    I have a few fire starters. This one is annoying. Yes, shaving takes time, burns quite quickly unless you have a decent pile and is only good to have if you have not got any small dry tinder. Most annoying is when you strike the rod the sparks barely has any size or projection, unlike a very cheap rod I have or like the much better Bear Grills fire starter. It then becomes a two part mission. Keep it for its shavings and then use a separate striker to get it going. Shame : (

  • 5
    Machinery fire starter !!!

    Posted by John on 21st Aug 2018

    Just got item in the post. and i've tried it out, works well. simple and easy to use. will keep this as a useful back up. recommended !!

  • 5
    When you need a really hot burn ... use this!

    Posted by Richard on 21st Jun 2016

    Bought as part of my first order here and very pleased with the Doan Mag block. In the past I purchased a mag block from a camping store that turned out to be utterly useless, sure the striker worked but the 'magnesium' was nothing more than std aluminium and would not ignite even with a blow torch! This DOAN manufactured 'real-deal' Magnesium fire starter is excellent. I found it easy to shave off some small pieces and also create fine powder just by altering the blade angle whilst shaving the back edge of the block. A small amount of the mag particles and shavings under a few wispy strips of paper and some feathered fat-wood and boy that thing just went up like a bonfire after the first spark hit it! The magnesium burned white hot and lasted a good few seconds, enough for me to move it around. Conclusion; I think everyone should have at least one of these excellent mag blocks in a bag ready for use when you need that extra heat to get things going.

  • 5
    The only time I enjoy shaving

    Posted by Decalwizard on 8th May 2015

    I love these old school fire starters, once you are used to how they function , shaving particles off is easy as is igniting them. Does the job it should with no issues

  • 3
    Doan magnesium block

    Posted by mark masterson on 29th Mar 2014

    It's ok I guess for a back up, but I feel for what you get and what you spend the BCB bushcraft magnesium block is better value for your money, much easier to use too and lasts for ever.

  • 4
    Mag Block

    Posted by Darren Turner on 28th Apr 2013

    This is a great way to help start your fire. I attached it to a LMF Swedish fire steel and carry both together. It's easier to scrape the block with the LMF scraper. You will need to collect a decent amount of shavings - as previously stated - it burns very quickly! It will ignite your tinder and putting the shavings in a small container, like an acorn or Limpet shell for example helps concentrate the heat in a small area.

  • 5
    good B.O.B. kit bit!

    Posted by Chris on 14th Jan 2013

    Weighs nothing, burns really hot, costs nothing, easy to scrape and strike, good design proves it doesn't need to change.

  • 2
    Maybe not ?

    Posted by Bruce on 17th Feb 2012

    I admit, maybe I'm not good at this. Shaving the magnesium takes ages, and the small bits burn too quickly. For what it's worth, I wouldn't buy it again. Rather than this: a good tinder and Exotac NanoStriker XL is the way to go.

  • 5
    excellent

    Posted by adam on 21st Jan 2009

    A spark and kindling all in one, perfect for basic bush or even just as a go to firestarter. Excellent price. Especially for this model.