Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 56.
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Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter
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Product Information:

The easy-to-use Coghlan’s ® Magnesium Fire Starter is an ideal choice for camping, hiking and backpacking trips. This starter uses magnesium, which generates a flame source of 5400°F. A single Magnesium Fire Starter can light hundreds of fires, and will ignite even damp combustible materials.


  • Uses magnesium, a flame source of 5400°F
  • 1 fire starter should provide sufficient shavings to start hundreds of fires
  • Will ignite damp combustible materials
  • Brand: Coghlan's
  • Country of Origin: United States of America


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value This is a great tool at a great price. The only downside to purchasing this over the more expensive ones I saw in-store is that this lacks a striker to use. Others have a piece of steel that comes with them to strike with. Initially, I figured I'd just use my knife (which works great, by the way), but then I realized I wasn't so keen on damaging my knives' blades by using them to strike this with. So, overall, if you don't mind damaging your blade (or you have a cheap knife or pice of metal to use) then buy this immediately. It works great and it is definitely sold at an amazingly low price. Just keep in mind that you might want to spring for the slightly more expensive one to get a striker with it.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money My opinion this is a waste of your money why? Because it doesn't come with a striker and if you don't have a knife or something with a sharp edge its useless that and the flint is so small and doesn't last long. But the magnesium is good I'll give it that when lit up it will burn very well.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lights a fire every time! I have owned a few different fire starters, this is the only one that truly holds up to the name. 40 degree day, raining for three days before, wet tinder and wood and the magic that is magnesium lit up like a roman candle. I was able to make it through the night, which dropped into the teens. The next morning I woke to a cold, crisp, snow-covered sunrise glad to be able to crawl out of my teepee; glad to be alive. I don't know if I would have made it through the night without that fire, I know I wouldn't have been able to start it without a mag-stick.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Better bring some matches I found it to be a very bad product. It was extremely difficult to scrape any of the so called magnesium from the block even using the sharp blade of my multi tool.What I was able to shave off didn't ignite. I have been warned about cheap knock off's and this is one of them. I have been told to purchase the Military grade Magnesium striker which I have since tracked down.Don't bet your life on this product and test everything before you venture outdoors.Be safe,Have fun,I hope to see you on the trail.
Date published: 2012-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnesium fire starter It's not a BIC lighter but if you really need it to work and you know how to use it this tool will do everything it's intended to. Buy two, practice with one and leave the second in your day pack.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of undeserved bad reviews here ... Several people saw a video on youtube called "magnesium fraud" showing a bad quality chinese mag bar vs Doan mag bar.The third one is the Coghlans. And the comment made in the video about it is "it works great except the ferro rod can fall off". The magnesium quality is comparable to the Doan. The 2 I use are fairly easy to scrape and ignite. I think Coghlans adressed the ferro rod falling off problem because on mines, the magnesium sides are squeezing the rod into the bar. I carry a separate firesteel anyway but you can always JB Weld it if you have concerns.This mag bar cost 6$ and still you can be sure it does what it is supposed to : giving you 5000 degrees mag shreds in a blink.A lot of people cannot buy the Doan in their area. This Coghlans is a good product too and as a backup firestarter, it will perform very well.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never leave home without a way to start Personally, I never go off road, or leave home in winter, without a way to start a fire. These magnesium starters work great, just be sure you have a good knife, too. You'll need to scrape some material off the magnesium block, then you'll need to create a spark by scraping the knife down the striker. You'll need some tinder, but it won't have to be dead dry. The mag burns hot enough to dry out your tiinder. Be safe.
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It will get the job done with a little more effort and focus. The magnesium isn't the greatest quality and the flint is on the thinner side. The magnesium does ignite if you get a decent size spark on it, but I can't imagine the flint lasting very long. There are better quality mag/flint bars out there, and it's worth paying a little more for them, especially when considering your life could be dependent on it.
Date published: 2015-02-10
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