Fire Steel Or Cheapie Harbor Freight Magnesium Fire Starter? Which Is Better?

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:


“ Firesteels are THE name in FireSteel. These firesteels give big robust sparks that pop and bounce all over.The choice of Survival Experts world wide, FireSteels are hands down the best!”

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  1. I can assure that the sparks that fly off my Bear Gryll’s knife are a darn sight better than those off my Harbor Freight fire starter.

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