HOW IT WORKS


By scraping the "shaving edges" with the blade, you will accumulate a pile of magnesium shavings.
Simply scrape the "sparking insert" to ignite the shavings to temperatures of 5400°F, hot enough to

light even the most stubborn campfire!

STEP 1

Support edge of tool on ground. Scrape narrow side of tool marked "SHAVING EDGE" with knife blade held perpendicular to tool. Amass small pile of magnesium about the size of a quarter next to tinder. (paper. leaves, small twigs, bark, etc.)

STEP 2
 

Support edge of tool on ground within 1" of magnesium shavings at approximately 45° angle. Scrape entire length of side marked "SPARKING INSERT" rapidly with knife held perpendicular to SPARKING INSERT. This action will cause generate sparks, causing the magnesium shavings to ignite, providing a white hot flame. If you don't want to dull your knife, a small hacksaw blade works great!

SURVIVAL TIPS
 
Under windy conditions, the magnesium shavings should be placed in a depression in the ground.
Will ignite rubber to create a distress smoke signal. 

If fine tinder is not available, use the following:
Parts of personal clothing (pocket lining, handkerchief, etc.) 
Vehicle Upholstery 
Drain oil from vehicle and place in hubcap, soak rags with oil and ignite. (Will also create smoke signal.)​