The original magnesium fire starter is tough, durable and fit for purpose. Developed for the Swedish Department of Defense it performs to the highest standard. 3,000 strikes at 3,000 degrees makes fire lighting possible in any weather at any altitude. Not only is it great with igniting kindling but with its ability to ignite flammable gas or liquid directly, the Swedish FireSteel fire starter is perfect for traditional alcohol and modern gas stoves. Get the technique, get the fire, get warm and get the food on. Ergonomic design and a built-in whistle, nothing but the best.