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Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:54 pm
by Bfinnigan
I may have to try one now that I know what they look like. It would be cool to make one out of titanium. Or even out of rifle round brass. It would look like a cartridge except the upper half would slide off revealing the wick and flint wheel. A few 50 cal ones would be great gifts.

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:03 pm
by zelph
sudden wrote:I ended up buying 10 peanut lighter knockoffs as stocking stuffers for my smoking, hunting, hiking family members. Couldn't pass em up for $1.55

finn could probably make one with his eyes closed :)
WoW!!! the original stainless steel ones cost $19.95 to my location IL.

You got quite the deal at $1.55 WoW!!!
It would be cool to make one out of titanium.
:D A train could run over it and not hurt it :mrgreen:

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:00 pm
by sudden
Bfinnigan wrote:I may have to try one now that I know what they look like. It would be cool to make one out of titanium. Or even out of rifle round brass. It would look like a cartridge except the upper half would slide off revealing the wick and flint wheel. A few 50 cal ones would be great gifts.
Someone is making a titanium version, not sure where they are getting such a small striker from. Another guy had a good idea. He has two of the cylinders connected together. One is the waterproof lighter, the other is also waterproof but contains some form of tinder. Don't see how you could go wrong with that setup.

Your shell casing idea could make it into a diy project for the masses if it didn't require too much machining.

There is something out there already that is a match type design. You unscrew it from it's container and it works like striking a match except it's a metal tube with wick.

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:41 pm
by sudden
zelph wrote:
WoW!!! the original stainless steel ones cost $19.95 to my location IL.

You got quite the deal at $1.55 WoW!!!
They are very cheap knockoffs, nowhere near the quality of the stainless versions. Had to buy 10 to get $1.55 per.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3734

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:58 pm
by zelph
I made these out of brass casings. They contain magnesium and can be fastened to your key chain.

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Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:58 pm
by realityguy
Can't you take the ring off and just put them in your ammo belt?If the bear is charging..don't grab the wrong one though... :roll:

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:01 pm
by Ridgerunner
Thanks Sudden, I picked up a few for stocking stuffers ;)

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:57 pm
by Bfinnigan
Zelph, are those flint lighters? Do you have some close up pics? I love seeing the gadgets, it feeds my sickness.

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:21 pm
by sudden
Ridgerunner wrote:Thanks Sudden, I picked up a few for stocking stuffers ;)
I'm going to test all the strikers when I get them. A couple reviewers mentioned running the striker backwards first to make a groove so it strikes easier and another had to tighten one up cause it would slip out. Not a big deal to take care of.

Re: New "lighter"

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:12 pm
by Ridgerunner
WOW, they finally arrived! I ordered these lighters Dec. 17 and they made it here on Feb. 12th. They were shipped on Dec. 18th. I think they must have put them on the back of a MuskOxen and then used a raft to cross the Pacific and then hired a distant relative of a Pony Express Carrier to get them across the country to my post office :roll: :lol: :lol: