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#228073 - 07/19/11 08:00 PM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
Phaedrus Offline
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Good point, Frisket. They're still a good deal, maybe they were underpriced before. They're certainly good steels and the customer service is top notch.
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#228364 - 07/24/11 03:03 PM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ]
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thank you very much for this; they have just found a new customer!!

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#228923 - 08/01/11 03:36 PM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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Registered: 03/25/10
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Loc: United States
Oh

I see you are talking about me. I registered here a while back and forgot where I was. blush.

But I'm the guy at LakeSamishTradingPost DotCom

If folks would stop buying those hybrid car batteries, maybe us flint sellers could keep up with the outrageous price changes in rare earth metals

My Chinese factory is small and seems quite timid when it comes to making different sizes, so we pretty much just order what they have on hand.

Then, one of my biggest flint customers and magnesium suppliers had an explosion in his plant; one of his guys wound up in the hospital with 3rd degree burns. You shouldn't smoke in a magnesium factory, BTW. But, if you do, don't throw your spent match into the chip barrel.

OK, nuff said. I'd love to hear from any of you and I promise to follow this board more closely from now on.

Keep warm

2Ton Bob

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#228929 - 08/01/11 05:19 PM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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Wow - I hand't looked at Firesteel.com in a few months. Those are astounding price increases!

I bought a bunch from them last fall. At this rate of firesteel inflation they may deserve a place in the safe next to the Krugerrands.

Think I'll double up on the Bic lighters -- still running about $1 each?

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#228985 - 08/02/11 07:41 PM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: Dagny]
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Loc: PNW
I've been meaning to order some of their smaller firesteels to test for a project. After a couple of years of procrasti


nation, this thread finally provided the push that was needed. Firesteels were ordered, a confirmation message was received that day and the firesteels arrived about a week later (cross-country).

Still a good deal, considering what they do!

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#242420 - 03/04/12 03:05 AM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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I didn't think this question is worthy of a new thread:

Has anybody ever took a hacksaw to shorten a ferro rod? I have some rods that are about 4", and I want to cut one for a kit. I don't want to ruin a good rod if it's a dumb idea.
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#242421 - 03/04/12 03:28 AM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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Talk too kevingg, Im sure he does for his BSB.
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#242422 - 03/04/12 03:35 AM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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Originally Posted By: ireckon
I didn't think this question is worthy of a new thread:

Has anybody ever took a hacksaw to shorten a ferro rod? I have some rods that are about 4", and I want to cut one in have for a kit. I don't want to ruin a good rod if it's a dumb idea.



Yeah, I have cut a few down (from firesteel.com) in order to put handles on them. No issues with sparks if that's what you were wondering. Now using a drill to make a lanyard hole is another story. Don't attempt that around anything flammable.

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#242424 - 03/04/12 04:50 AM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
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Originally Posted By: ireckon
I didn't think this question is worthy of a new thread:

Has anybody ever took a hacksaw to shorten a ferro rod? I have some rods that are about 4", and I want to cut one for a kit. I don't want to ruin a good rod if it's a dumb idea.


I have shortened one with a hacksaw. I put it in a bench vise and it worked just fine. Sparked a little though.
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#243324 - 03/18/12 10:50 AM Re: Firesteel.com Prices [Re: ireckon]
Phaedrus Offline
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Sorry to reanimate an old thread, but upon reflection their products are so good that I'll deal with the increase. Since the OP I've bought six more products from them. The service is great and they offer some really crazy-innovative products (if you haven't checked since the first post, look at their Fire Toggles).

Yeah, the increase sucks but at least the products are as good as anything out there, IMO.
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