Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Aurora Fire Starter

The Aurora was created and manufactured by Solo Scientific. Having a good fire steel with you is a must, and having it made in the USA is a plus in my book.The Aurora fire starter uses a large 1/4 diameter (.635 cm) composite flint steel/magnesium rod with a built-in 440c striking blade. I like these, and I've used the blade on the Aurora and it works great. The super alloy striking blade (made from tungsten, carbide, and cobalt) will never dull and if it does just simply just remove the screw and turn the blade over.  The striker blade is  harder than any knife blade. The Aurora is designed to function wet or dry, and has an overall length of 3.6" (9.14 cm) diameter of 6.25" (15.875 cm). The weight is 1.6" ounces and it's reasonably priced between $20-25 dollars.

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