Light my Swedish FireSteel

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Instead of carrying around pseudo-waterproof matches, smelly butane, or a pyromania-provoking Zippo, clip some Swedish FireSteel on as a key fob and you’ll be set for 3,000 (Scout edition, £8) or 12,000 (Army model, £12, £13 with oak handle) strikes. Made of a magnesium alloy with seven metals, Swedish FireSteel is basically for camping, but as it can light “paper, wood and kerosene gas stoves” I imagine it would be a high-low-tech way to light your cigar too (provided you wear polarizing goggles). [GT]

Swedish FireSteel

Gabrielle Taylor