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I have purchased several of these over a couple of years, I know it sounds corny but they are far and away the best ones I've used. I will qualify that by saying it is very easy to get good, strong sparks with a controlled, short strike, getting the sparks exactly where you want or need them is very easy without disturbing your carefully prepared tinder. My personal striker of choice is a carbide scraper blade, but these work well with any decent square edge - it's fun to try and see just how short a 'strike stroke' you can use to get tinder going (1/4 inch (or 6.35mm) is what I'm getting (on a good day). Slow, short, firm strike - so much better than scraping away like a thing possessed with sparks going all over the place - I really like these and can't recommend them enough!
Simon J Lucas8th March, 2018