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    I have a problem with firesteels.......


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    I can't place an order for anything without putting a firesteel on there. I have a Goingear Moose model , wolverine, badger, and a box of the squirrel models.

    3 LMF Army models, 2 Scout models.

    And I just order a Coghlan's. Some have been used, most have not.

    Anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?

    Moose
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    I cant seem to find a firesteel that I like. Everyone that I have is small cheap and flimsy.

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    I have a Light My Fire, it is neither small, cheap, nor flimsy. I like it, but I do not share your problem Moosez as it is my only fire steel.

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    I have a few, but they are all used and in kits somewhere in the house. I always want to add them, but I never do because I know I don't need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knifephan View Post
    I have a Light My Fire, it is neither small, cheap, nor flimsy. I like it, but I do not share your problem Moosez as it is my only fire steel.
    You know what they say ... two is one, one is none.

    Always need a back-up

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    I had a similar problem, I fixed it by buying blank rods and making my own handles

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    I was able to restrain myself from adding firesteels to my last order, but it was a bit of a struggle.

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    Whatever you do don't go to this link: http://firesteel.com
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    I have 4 or 5 laying around , an original strike force type in my grab ang go stuff. Mag block from harbor freght, smallest light my fire minus handle in my altoids box pocket kit . I have a round tin with the rod from a mag block magnafying lens char cloth jute string and a pencil sharpener and a coulghans ranger banded to the sheath of my condor rodan. When you consider the size price and the fact I can buy the coulghans locally they are hard to beat
    Roy

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    I'd say you got no problem there Moose. Can't have enough of those. Adding knives to a fire steel order, now that may be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugs75 View Post
    Whatever you do don't go to this link: http://firesteel.com
    Great site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosez45 View Post
    I can't place an order for anything without putting a firesteel on there. I have a Goingear Moose model , wolverine, badger, and a box of the squirrel models.

    3 LMF Army models, 2 Scout models.

    And I just order a Coghlan's. Some have been used, most have not.

    Anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?

    Moose
    Jeez, I have a firesteel in probably every knife sheath that I own by now. I have an extra that hangs by neck and an extra on my key chain, let alone the mag bars. I likely can't go anywhere without a firesteel or folding knife.

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    Have quite a few scattered around. 1/8"-3/8" mostly just blanks at least 2" long or more.

    They are certainly not all equal and the LMF's are my favorites.

    Bill

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    Just a little OCD eh? at least you are not hanging in the bar all the time
    Last edited by mewolf1; 10-01-2012 at 09:26 PM. Reason: forgot the word not
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    Hmm, and here I thought the fire steel was the backup. I usually have a Bic on me, less now that I switched to an electronic cig, but they are still all over the house. When I go out in the woods I usually take 2 Bics and have the steel as a backup. Maybe I need to buy another fire steel though, just in case.

    Quote Originally Posted by KuRUpTD View Post
    You know what they say ... two is one, one is none.

    Always need a back-up

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    I have been meaning to get a light my fire/ mora colaboration!

    http://www.lightmyfire.com/products/...fireknife.aspx

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    I use mine at most any opportunity. I do also carry bics in my kits but as someone once told me "If you want to get good at shooting at 600 yards, practice at 800..."

    I still hate flint and steel though. Need more practice.

    Bill

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    I had the same issue with wanting more of them. One in every place I went and I wanted my friends to have them to. I cured it by buying the cheap Coglan knocks offs online at Harbor Freight. I bought 30 of them delivered to the house for $40.00 and started handing them out like candy. The need is fixed for a few months as I have a dozen or so remaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugs75 View Post
    Whatever you do don't go to this link: http://firesteel.com

    They are my favorite, especially the gobspark versions.

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    My gobspark is my go to. The others are just fun to play wih.

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