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The Amazing Fire Piston
The primitive Fire Piston operates on the same principle as a diesel engine. When air molecules are rapidly compressed within the cylinder, the temperature of the air becomes hot enough to cause combustion. A single thrust of the piston ignites tinder placed in the end of the shaft. Since fire pistons create fire through compression, they function even after complete submersion and make an excellent addition to survival gear. The fire-piston is capable of creating a live ember in a fraction of a second and open flames in less than 30 seconds... even in windy conditions.
While fire pistons are difficult to construct, they are durable and reliable. A properly maintained fire piston will provide many hundreds of lights. When they eventually do become worn, original performance can be restored in minutes by replacing the rubber gasket. Complete instructions for care and use are included.
Rubber O-ring Gaskets vs. String Gaskets
Until recently, most fire pistons were manufactured with string gaskets. Although they worked effectively, it was often necessary to wipe petroleum jelly (Vasoline) on the string gasket to get the air-tight seal required for ignition. These string gaskets also had to be replaced periodically, which required some careful handiwork. Therefore, we are pleased to upgrade to the latest fire piston technology, featuring rubber O-ring gaskets for a tighter seal, better fire-starting, and easier gasket replacement.
Manufactured in the USA by Jeff Wagner, these are the highest quality fire pistons available anywhere in the world. Each piston comes with a roll of charcloth. The charcloth is placed on the end of the shaft that is inserted into the cylinder and ignited. The ember is placed into a tinder bundle of soft, dry fibers and blown into flame.
All pistons are thoroughly tested to assure performance. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. If you don't like it for any reason, simply return in original condition within 5 days for a full refund. We don't like to keep our customers waiting, so we have ordered a supply ahead to expedite the fastest possible delivery to our customers. Most models are now in stock for immediate shipment.
| Scout Model|
This Scout Fire Piston is a low-cost, mass-produced model, constructed entirely from modern space age materials and engineered to hold up under the harshest outdoor environments. It features a high compression O-ring seal for dependability. It is completely waterproof and impervious to the elements.
This is a great back-up fire-starting tool for scouts, hikers, backpackers, and survival kits. Consider picking up a five-pack for a unique gift idea!
Deluxe Vented Fire Pistons
These fire pistons feature a brass-tipped piston with a rubber O-ring for an incredibly airtight seal, maximizing fire-starting efficiency, plus a novel pressure release valve.
As with all O-ring fire pistons, the super-tight O-ring seal prevents full insertion of the piston for storage. The compressed air forces it back out. To compensate, the inventor/manufacturer added a brass screw to serve as a handy pressure relief valve. Turn the screw to release the air, then tighten it again to create vacuum suction on the piston, preventing accidental loss in the field. Available in hardwood and water buffalo horn.
I just wanted to send my thanks for making such a beautiful and functional fire piston. This is an addition to my "possibles bag" that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Your craftsmanship is of the highest quality I have seen in many years. It is a piece of art! Thank you again.
Jimmie L. Payton
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