Fire Piston - Aluminum and Brass

Black Anodized Fire Piston
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.
Regular price $129 Sale price $95