Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific to be used to start your campfire. The goal was to design and manufacture the best all-around survival fire starter in the world and they have absolutely done it! These New Models are AEROSPACE QUALITY! The Aurora Fire Starter is a true survival tool and will work in any environment that will support life! Always be prepared! Two models are now available with your color choice of either silver or black anodized for both models. The standard model comes with a GREAT NEW 440C Fully Hardened Stainless Steel Striking Blade installed. And the Aurora Fire Starter 2SA comes equipped with our Super Alloy Striking Blade (made from tungsten, carbide, and, cobalt).To start a fire using the Aurora Fire Starter you: 1.Place your fire starting material on the ground (plain cotton balls, dryer lint, toilet paper, birch bark, milk weed fluff, burdock, or fine dry grass work great but any fine dry tinder usually found in the wild can be used) 2. Open your Aurora Fire Starter. 3. Scrape the composite flint steel/magnesium rod with the built-in 440C striking blade (or knife) while aiming the hot burning sparks at your tinder and you have FIRE!The Aurora Fire Starter (Patent Pending) is manufactured by Solo Scientific in the USA, is rugged, and is designed for survival. The Aurora Fire Starter uses a large 1/4" diameter (.635cm) composite flint steel rod that has magnesium built into it. The built-in blade could be a lifesaver! You can wear the lightweight Aurora Fire Starter on your key ring or around your neck on a lanyard and if you are ever separated from your pack or knife you will still have everything you need to start a fire. The built-in blade takes off enough material to start a fire but will not cause excessive wear, can be flipped over to reveal a fresh striking surface (Note: our NEW 440C striking blades will yield thousands of strikes before needing to be flipped), or be sharpened if dulled. The Super Alloy Blade made from a tungsten, carbide, cobalt alloy takes off enough material to start a fire but will not cause excessive wear. This new Super Alloy Blade will not dull and is harder than any knife blade you will find. Our built-in blade is part of the unit and will not get caught on equipment or rattle in combat or while hunting like other fire starters that have a blade hanging from a string. The Aurora Fire Starter is designed to function wet or dry, is machined from solid light weight aluminum (NO PLASTIC!), is knurled for grip, and will not break when you need it most. The Aurora Fire Starter has an overall length of 3.6" (9.14cm) a diameter of .625" (1.59cm), weighs 1/10lb.(45g), has an o-ring seal to prevent the housing from unscrewing and provide protection from corrosion in salt water environments. The Aurora Fire Starter is designed to last a life time and provide you with fire when the emergency situation occurs. The Aurora Fire Starter comes complete with detailed instructions and several pieces of fire starting material.