The Fire Piston is a unique fire starting tool whose origins can be traced back to the mid-1700's. It uses the heat generated from rapidly compressing the air to ignite a piece of tinder, which can then be used to light kindling. A very effective tinder to use with the Fire Piston is charcloth, which lights easily and gives you a nice glowing ember that can be transferred to some dry grass or other kindling.
Each Fire Piston body is machined from a solid piece of 6061 aluminum, with brass end caps on each end. There is also a small liquid-filled compass in one end and a lanyard made from 15" of 550 FireCord from Live Fire Gear
. The lanyard bead is also machined from solid brass.
The fire piston comes in three variations - one with a solid brass piston with storage space for extra charcloth, and one with a stainless steel piston with a built-in ferrocerium rod in the end-cap and a striker milled into the piston shaft for use as an alternate means of starting a fire. The third has a black anodized body with a stainless steel piston with a built-in ferrocerium rod in the end-cap and a striker milled into the piston shaft.
These Fire Pistons are built to last a lifetime, and are great for any camping or hiking pack, emergency pack or "go-bag". They also make great gifts for your friends and family that are always hard to shop for!
Dimensions - Diameter: 0.732" Length: 4.78" Weight: 5.3oz
Comes in a custom box and includes a soft muslin drawstring bag, with an information card, spare o-rings and a piece of charcloth.
Note: The black anodized version may take up to two weeks to ship out depending on whether we have the anodized piston body in stock or need to have it anodized.