I haven’t done a side by side comparison of the Swedish Fire Steel vs. the cheapie $2 magnesium fire starters you can buy from Harbor Freight. I intend to. The Swedish Fire Steel sell for quite a premium over the HF fire starters. Is it really worth the extra money?
This does look pretty cool though:
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