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Diamond "strike anywhere matches"! 3875

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« on: November 30, 2008, 05:03:19 AM »
I went to my local Army Barracks store, I bought quite a few things. one of the things I bought, was Diamond "strike anywhere matches". They are SO cool! Does anyone else use them? You really can't find them anywhere nowadays!

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,533
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 06:54:39 AM »
Nope all I can find around here nowadays is the strike on box Diamond matches. The old strike anywhere seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. I`m glad you found some LM123.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 06:56:09 AM »
They work well on concrete floors!

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 07:04:03 AM »
LM, is it the same as the one on the right?

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 07:05:08 AM »
Yeah, same ones. I don't think diamond makes them anymore..  :-\

By the way, I can light them with my thumb nail!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 07:06:56 AM by Leatherman123 »

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Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 07:07:36 AM »
Swan Vestas still make strike anywhere matches in the UK.

« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 07:11:16 AM by appletree_man »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 07:08:10 AM »
Hmm, I've never heard of that brand.

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No Life Club Posts: 3,951
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 07:09:46 AM »
They still have it in their website.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 07:12:01 AM »
Yeah.. They stopped selling them at the market- so I made a false assumption!

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Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 07:12:31 AM »
Hmm, I've never heard of that brand.
Don't think they sell them in the US, but it's the best known brand here.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,533
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 07:22:31 AM »


By the way, I can light them with my thumb nail!

Be careful not to get any of the lit part under your thumb nail the burn hurts real bad. I know from past experience. But it is cool way to light a match. They will light up on your jeans as well if you wear jeans.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 07:24:31 AM »
Yeah, I remember my Dad doing that! I think it only works with tight jeans though!

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 11:09:23 AM »
I got mine online since none of the stores I've tried had them in stock. They are restricted in many areas (on flights they are classified dangerous goods) due to the phosphorous in the match head (the part that makes it strike anywhere). Try lighting one on glass, brick, wood, and about anywhere you want. Can't seem to light them of someones face like they do in cowboy movies though.  :P
Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2008, 11:16:11 AM »
Try it on stubble  :D

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2008, 12:06:44 PM »
"Scottish Bluebell" has to be the most common match brand here in Scotland.  After doing a bit of Googling I found that they are made by the same folks who produce the Swan Vesta brand, a company called Swedish Match.  Here in Scotland the perception is that "strike anywhere" are proper matches and the "box only" are cheap and nasty.

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2008, 12:08:52 PM »
Here box only matches are called "safety matches" and are the most abundant next to the paper matches you get at the grocery stores.
Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008, 12:23:49 PM »
We have safety matches here as well, they are probably the most common type.

"Scottish Bluebell" has to be the most common match brand here in Scotland.  After doing a bit of Googling I found that they are made by the same folks who produce the Swan Vesta brand, a company called Swedish Match.  Here in Scotland the perception is that "strike anywhere" are proper matches and the "box only" are cheap and nasty.
Forgot all about Scottish Bluebell  :-[  To be honest I still tend to see Swan Vestas more, but then again i'm not much of a match user  :-\ 
« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 12:25:32 PM by appletree_man »

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2008, 12:49:57 PM »
I got my last package of three 2 years ago in Maine. I remember something about having a hard time finding some. Now the problem with mine. Do you think the dogs at customs will smell the ones I forgot to take out of the match safe I sent to Miko?

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2008, 10:59:50 PM »
Never heard of Diamond matches before.  In Canada, we have Redbird matches (made by Eddy Match Company) which are also "strike anywhere" matches.  They're really good matches to have.


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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2008, 01:28:09 PM »
It seems a bit strange you having issues getting strike anywhere matches.  Over here I can walk into any corner shop or supermarket and buy a box  :-\

Strike on the box (yes we call them safety matches too) are common as well but you usually have a choice.  I prefer the strike anywhere ones as they don't tend to "spit" like the safety matches.

Neil

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No Life Club Posts: 3,138
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2008, 07:49:20 PM »
I use them. I know they are hard to find now because they require a haz mat fee of $25 to be shipped anywhere.

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Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2008, 12:24:28 AM »
One problem with Swan Vestas is if you do use the sandpaper on the box to strike it tends to clog long before the box is empty.
Also they aren't that easy to light on anything other than a really rough surface.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 12:26:07 AM by appletree_man »

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 63,072
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 03:25:48 AM »
It seems a bit strange you having issues getting strike anywhere matches.  Over here I can walk into any corner shop or supermarket and buy a box  :-\

Strike on the box (yes we call them safety matches too) are common as well but you usually have a choice.  I prefer the strike anywhere ones as they don't tend to "spit" like the safety matches.

Neil

Yeah when I was younger it was common here to see both side by side as well :( but not today

Funny you can't have locking MTs in UK but we can't have strike anywhere matches :think: seems rather stupid if you ask me but it is probably due to it's phosphorus content (drug addicts use the phosphorus in some of the more common drugs :ahhh ) plus you have to sign for very common over the counter drugs now as well, well certain kinds of cold medicines as well for the same reason :P
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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 04:13:11 AM »
I needed to show the cashier my ID to purchase a small bottle of lighter fluid :think:

...BUT I can fill up a 5 gallon container of GASOLINE at any gas station with no problem...go figure!

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No Life Club Posts: 3,138
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2008, 06:06:27 AM »
I needed to show the cashier my ID to purchase a small bottle of lighter fluid :think:

...BUT I can fill up a 5 gallon container of GASOLINE at any gas station with no problem...go figure!

Thats crazy. Whats worse is you can't buy beer without an ID but you can buy denatured alcohol which is poisonous very easily.

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Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2008, 07:13:24 AM »
I went to my local Army Barracks store, I bought quite a few things. one of the things I bought, was Diamond "strike anywhere matches". They are SO cool! Does anyone else use them? You really can't find them anywhere nowadays!

Um... I've got a few boxes of them.  My local grocery store sells them :)


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Full Member Posts: 216
Re: Diamond "strike anywhere matches"!
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2008, 10:35:06 PM »
I know the store in my town sells them. In fact at that store, if you wanted wooden matches, all you could get were strike anywheres. It's been a little while( a few months) since I've been to that store, but it should still be that way. I prefer them to the strike on box kind. A person does have to be a little more careful with them though. I remember that when I was a kid, I made guard towers and buildings for my army men out of strike anywhere matches. This worked great until one day when I was done playing i tossed one of the guard towers onto a toy pile. When I glanced back I could see that the tower was starting to ignite :o. Luckily, the matches were starting to go bad so it didn't go up very fast and I was able to get the tower out of the pile and into the sink, so no harm was done. I got rid of all my matchstick buildings after that.

 

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