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  1. UST Micro Sparkwheel Fire Starter
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  2. UST Micro Sparkwheel Fire Starter

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    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (69 reviews)
    Price R250.00

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Product Description

  • Micro spark wheel
  • Durable, high-quality brass
  • Adjustable tension
  • Easy one-handed operation
  • Made of durable, high quality brass
  • Includes 3 replacement flints in a compact water resistant tube
  • Works great with UST Light-Me Tinder or Wet Fire Tinder
  • Designed to spark hundreds of times
Additional Information

The Micro Spark Wheel is a superlight and compact fire starter that generates sparks even in cold, wet and windy conditions. This unique fire-starting tool is an essential part of your backpack or emergency kit.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Sports
Brand
UST
Color
Brass
EAN
0811747020325
IsAdultProduct
Label
Revere Supply Company Inc.
Manufacturer
Revere Supply Company Inc.
Model
20-02032-02
MPN
43526
NumberOfItems
1
PartNumber
43526
Publisher
Revere Supply Company Inc.
Studio
Revere Supply Company Inc.
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I like the Spark Wheel. It's really made for two hand use and it's tiny, 4cm in height. The instruction says you can use it with one hand but you'll have to find a hard surface to run the circular head section on in order to use it with one hand. However, it's really meant for two hand use.

Refer to my attached image. The three extra flints that this product comes with is compared to a package of one of the 100 flints I bought on Amazon.com (btw, the 100 flints are the same size as the extras that comes with this product. The quality of the 100 flints are the same).

I have made over 120 sparks with the Spark Wheel and the flint is 1/2 used. I believe you can get @ 200 sparks on one flint.

The sparks you get from the Spark Wheel is similar to the sparks you would get from a BIC lighter.

Note: this is not a magnesium fire starter. Look up the difference before you purchase.
This is a great little addition to your backpacking gear if you use a stove. I've gotten into light (not quite ultralight) packing because the light (25-30 lbs with food and water) packs don't beat you down the way the old 40-55lb ones do. One problem I've always had is a good way to light my stove. I've tried cigarette lighters from cheap Bics to fancy wind-resistant things and the piezo-electric type sparkers. They all seem to give out within a few days of use (I'm sure there's a fine lighter out there that will do the trick but I haven't found it). I've always ended up back with matches, which are fine but sometimes fussy, especially if it's wet or they're older. I tried this sparker because it looked small and light and it was cheap (currently $4). All it is is a nicely machined, sturdy brass tube with a spring-loaded flint, sparking wheel, and tensioning screw. It throws a spark maybe 1.5 to 2 inches long, with a good flick of the wheel. It about 2 inches long and weighs... Read more
I bought these for Boy Scout primitive fire contest. Believe it or not, we got better sparks off a flint and steel, and more reliable sparks off of a ferro rod. The Boy Scouts rated this as their least popular firestarter. In time to get a fire started, it finished behind an aluminum soda can.

I bought two of them, used by two separate teams. I also tried it before the competition. The sparks I got from it were smaller than the ones off a disassembled disposable cigarette lighter. In use, the wheels jammed on both of them almost immediately. When we did get them working, no one (including me) could light charcloth from these.

I kept everything else we used that day from the competition, but I tried to give these away. No boys wanted them. They went in the trash where they belonged.
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Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

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