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Posted: 4/1/2006 11:00:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 2:28:26 AM EDT by Omni]
These are the rods used to make the "Metal match". You scrape a piece of steel down them and they throw out a shower of sparks. I am looking to buy some for my budding internet business but cannot seem to find them anywhere at a decent price. All I can find is retail store selling them but no bulk supplier. Any help would be appreciated.


Omni
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:03:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 11:07:00 PM EDT by sling_blade]
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 11:30:53 PM EDT
Thanks but Magnesium is relatively easy to find, the price they list is cheaper than I have seen elswhere though. These things are being a real PITA to find though.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:24:40 AM EDT
What would be a good price? I bought a dozen from a guy on ebay a few months back, I'll see if I can find the info.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:17:06 AM EDT
Have you searched for "misch metal"?
Here is a wholesale supplier

www.metall.com.cn/flint.htm


Skylighter also carries rods of it but it's not cheap from them.

www.skylighter.com/mall/special_effects.asp
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:01:38 AM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:22:53 AM EDT
CS223: Thanks for the links. I dropped Metall a price request and Skylighter is way to high in price. When I did the searches all I would get is a bunch of sites wanting to give you the definition. Looks like there is not to many places that sell just the material.


Omni
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:25:59 AM EDT
This stuff sounds interesting. What is it used for??
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:45:54 AM EDT
try united nuclear!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 11:05:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
This stuff sounds interesting. What is it used for??



It is also known as a metal match. You scrape a piece of steel down it and it throws off a shower of sparks. It is used as a emergency fire starter since being wet or cold doesn't affect it.

Omni
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 2:26:42 PM EDT
Just got a quote from Metall and they want $4.80 each. At that price I will be better off buying the Boy scout one for my kits.


Omni
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:52:53 PM EDT
Here's the guy I got some from : cgi.ebay.com/FLINT-FIRESTARTER-FLINTS-1-LOT-QTY-10_W0QQitemZ7219477215QQcategoryZ383QQrdZ1QQcmdZ­ViewItem

IM me if you want his name and email.
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