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Toothpick firestarters 699

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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 09:04:33 PM »
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 09:06:36 PM »
Maybe Mechy and I should contact them and suggest to become their European distributor ... :think:

What do you think Nick ? 

Ready to quit your day job and become CEO ?  :pok:

 ;)

Edit: We should also contact Victorinox to become their Belgian distributor, while we're at it  :whistle:.
I'd probably keep more to myself than selling...
Hoarder.  :pok:

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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 09:09:50 PM »
Maybe Mechy and I should contact them and suggest to become their European distributor ... :think:

What do you think Nick ? 

Ready to quit your day job and become CEO ?  :pok:

 ;)

Edit: We should also contact Victorinox to become their Belgian distributor, while we're at it  :whistle:.
I'd probably keep more to myself than selling...

The more you'd sell, the more you could keep in the end  :pok:.

Or the more often you could go on a trip to ... let's say Switzerland for example ... plenty of good things to find there I believe ...  :climber:

 :whistle:

And you could call it a business trip  :pok:.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,192
Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2019, 09:53:34 PM »
We might grow big enough to have our own special model made!

A Farmer X, but instead we'd call it the MechTop... (MT)


Or we'd end up in the gutter..

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,192
Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2019, 09:55:15 PM »
Hoarder.  :pok:
Uhm, yes...
Lots of toothpicks in the house with a knife attached to it...

Here's a portion of them:



Buy now or regret later
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 09:56:15 PM »
 :rofl:

I like where this is going :tu:

~CsB
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 02:50:30 AM »
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2019, 08:25:52 AM »
Wow, didn't realise my questions would 'spark' off such an interesting thread!
Thanks esp to Nix for your great review and trials, they have been most informative  :like:

I think I need to find a UK seller for these, as the only downside is import cost. Makes each individual Firefly too expensive  :(

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Craggus2000

"If it ain't broke, break it and make it better!
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2019, 09:51:49 AM »
If you find someone please let us know
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2019, 01:36:43 PM »
An additional option for your SAK if you use a lanyard are toggles.

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Are those black rods fire starters too??
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,756
Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2019, 03:03:18 PM »
An additional option for your SAK if you use a lanyard are toggles.

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Are those black rods fire starters too??
Yes
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Nix us

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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2019, 03:09:48 PM »
The toggles look like short lengths of ferro-rod with holes drilled in them. Seems Like a great way to be sure to have a little ferro rod with you.  :tu:

Cheers, Craggus, for an interesting thread.   :cheers:
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Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2019, 03:26:46 PM »
An additional option for your SAK if you use a lanyard are toggles.

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Are those black rods fire starters too??

As Nix mentions they are ferro rods drilled out.  I'm sure one could make these.  I like the idea of these also as Nix says, so one could have a ferro rod on you at all times.  Place onto a shoe lace and be done with it.  Put it on a coat drawstring, paracord bracelet, lanyard to a knife, key ring, backpack, lots of options.

The SAK ferro rod is really neat so this could serve as an option or addition.   


Esse Quam Videri
Sr. Member Posts: 273
Re: Toothpick firestarters
« Reply #43 on: Today at 07:37:16 PM »
Got mine here and they take paypal. Also listed on Amazon.
https://tortoisegear.com/product/firefly-variety-8-pack/

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Thanks Grant  :tu:

 :cheers: Glad to help! I had that link before I saw the kickstarter link in this thread.

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Got mine in a few days after ordering and finally had a chance to play with them.  Seems to work well enough and I didn't break it. Worked best for me in the last tooth groove of the Wood Saw. Spring from the Saw actually helped 'throw' the sparks.

RTFM:





I see why others have comments on the fit and retention.  I think they should have cast the tip a bit on the large side and with a thin 'shoulder' to it like a couple of mm that goes into the slot and make everyone trim to fit tightly.  I suppose there would be people unhappy with that, though.

I also think they should make one to go into tweezer slots and the electronic scale short tweezer.  Since this would only be for emergency use, IMO, I think it would work ok even that short.


 

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