Posted by Ben on 10th Apr 2016
I tested my old Fresnel lens that only has 3x power to this 5x power one and I was able to create an ember much faster with this 5x power one.
I also found a 5x power Fresnel lens on ebay, but shipping takes way too long if I would of ordered through them.
I also carry in my wallet a Sog 2.0 access card knife and a thin 3 inch fire steel and with the back of the blade I can create great sparks to start a fire and I have a very nice back up blade where ever I go.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jul 2014
works well to start fires, I was surprised to see it was synthetic but it works and won't be likely to break.
Posted by adam lowman on 14th Feb 2014
Pulled this little guy out of the box and went right out back to try it out takes a little practice to find the sweet spot but once you get it you will have smoke and an ember in no time, we'll worth it would recommend to anyone.
Posted by DAN NORDLAND on 1st Sep 2013
Lots of punch for such a thin object! I tried cottonwood inner bark and charcloth with this little beaut...and I had fire within five seconds with both tinders. Nice and thin and light for my survival pack (another good way to start a fire).