Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Swedish FireSteel

The only flames I kindle on a regular basis are those of scented candles, when I feel the need to chill out after a long day of posting.

However, if my requrements were more substantial, I would definitely own a Swedish Firesteel.

Originally created for the Swedish army, this amazing low-tech device is made of a Magnesium alloy that allegedly creates a 5,000 degree spark, even when wet.

I read about it on Random Good Stuff, in a post about a companion product called Maya Dust, both of which are illustrated in this video.

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