GSA Contract GS-07F-0311J
Designed for all-weather use, this fire-starting system performs superbly in the most extreme marine, arctic, desert, and jungle environments. The Ultimate Survival BlastMatch™ was designed for Air Force fighter pilots at risk of being shot down in rugged terrain, or the mountain climber contending with challenging alpine weather. People like these need a fire starter that is operable with one hand in case of injury, won't surprise you by running out of fuel, and never fails to light in the wind, rain, or snow.
Survival Inc.'s Product Development Team, led by former U.S. Air Force survival-training expert, Rick Stewart, crafted a durable, lightweight tool so innovative it has a U.S. patent. The BlastMatch™ generates a stream of sparks three times the heat of a standard match and easily will light any material (wood, paper, bark, cloth, or man-made fire starting tinders) that a match will ignite. You can accurately aim the sparks to ignite a roaring fire in any weather conditions.
If the BlastMatch™ becomes wet, simply wipe it off and it is ready for use. In combination with Survival Inc.'s WetFire™ Starting Tinder, you can start a fire even in the driving rain.
At the heart of the BlastMatch™ is a custom bar of high performance flint material. Spring loaded for compactness, the flint bar also rotates 360 degrees to help prevent uneven wear and tear. A tungsten carbide striker built into the striker button is set at the perfect angle for maximum sparking - taking the guess work out of starting a fire.
Incorporated into the BlastMatch™ is a safety feature to prevent inadvertent ignition when accidentally plunged. The unique design requires the operator to press the thumb button in order to engage the striker mechanism. As with all Survival Inc. products, the BlastMatch™ has a lifetime warrantee, and will be replaced if you ever wear it out.
• Material, Flint Unit: 0.5-inch (1.3 cm) diameter spring-loaded flint bar in ABS case
• Length (closed): 4 inches (10.2 cm)
• Weight: 2.7 oz (76.6g)
Demo can be seen here: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=153006440