Strike Master Survival Tools – Fire Starter

Strike Master Survival Tools – Fire Starter Tool

The safest and most dependable fire igniting tool around.


The safest and most dependable fire igniting tool around. Performs well in wet conditions, cold temperatures, and high elevations.

Visit the Strike Master Website

When I was at the Saturday Market in Portland Oregon, We ran into Charles Houtchens, creator of Strike Master Survival Tools.

After he gave us a demonstration, we have to buy a few!

He was kind enough to repeat his demonstration so I could share it wit you.

Strike Master Survival Tools have Multiple Uses

Strike Master Survival Tools - Fire Starter Tool


  • Magnesium burns at 5400 degrees F making it possible to ignite green or damp tinder
  • Hot flint sparks of 1200 degrees F easily ignite fine dry tinder
  • Sparks light gas stoves, propane, heaters, barbecues, etc.


  •  When you scrape flint lightly back and forth sparks illuminate the area around you, allowing you to walk safely or easily locate items in the dark
  • No battery to go dead, your Strike Master tool is ready when needed


  •  A shower of sparks can be seen for up to 3 miles at night
  • Allows you to be located when boating, walking, hiking, hunting, or when your vehicle breaks down
  • Smoke-signal fire can be seen from several miles away.

With the Strike Master, You Have Hundreds of Fires in Each Unit

Directions on how to use the Strike Master:

To Ignite Damp Tinder – Shave magnesium into a quarter sized pile. Place fine tinder on top  of magnesium. then ignite with a solid firm scrape of flint.

To Ignite Fine Dry Tinder – Set tip of flint directly into tinder. Scrape firmly all the way to the end of the flint rod. If tinder does not ignite right away, scrape the flint consecutively 2 or 3 more times.

To Ignite Gas – Turn on the gas, shower sparks into the ignition area.

Tips on Using the Strike Master Survival Tool

  • Place the tip of the fire starter firmly on the ground
  • Hold scraper at an angle to rest of fire starter
  • For best results, the flint bar should be nearly touching the tinder
  • If the scraper is lost, a knife, broken piece of glass, chipped rock, or any hard sharp edge will work in it’s place
  • Tinder includes:moss, dead grass, pine needles, leaves, wood shavings, steel wool, cloth, paper, etc.
  • With some models shavings from the wooden handle make excellent tinder

To Purchase a Strike Master Survival Tool or to learn more about the prices and sizes, please visit:

8 thoughts on “Strike Master Survival Tools – Fire Starter”

    • Thanks for the update Charles! I’ll add your website link to the top of the article. I hope we’re sending you some sales. We love our Strike Master Survival Tool!

  1. I bought this tool two weeks ago at the Portland Saturday Market. After Charles finished his demonstration, he was nice enough to allow me to try the tool for myself as he walked me through it… worked! 🙂

    Great tool for my emergency kit and addition to my camping gear.

    I bought two of the of the tools and was money well spent. I will definitely be returning to the market to purchase more for Christmas gifts this year.

    • Great to hear! I love the one I bought and use it often. I’m gonna have to order a few more someday since I’m located on the East Coast. It’s a bit of a drive …

  2. I bought one of these last year from Saturday market. This has been a great tool but have dang near wore it out and would like to purchase more. Are you still at Saturday market or how can I get a couple

    • Yeah, we love ours too! We have no connection to Charles, other than seeing him at the Saturday Market. His lat working phone number is in the article so I would try to reach him that way.

      Thanks for the comment!


  3. I saw this demonstration last year down at Portland Saturday Market. However, I wasn’t in the market to purchase at that time. I would like to know the price of this item, where to pick up or delivery cost. I’m in the Vancouver WA area. Thanks

    • Hi Jennifer,

      I bought one when I was at the Saturday market. I don’t remember exactly, but I thing I bought it for $8 – $10 dollars. He doesn’t have a website, so you just have to call his number we listed. That was what he requested.

      I bet shipping wouldn’t be too much since you’re in the same region.

      Let us know if you pick one up! I’ve used mine several times and it works great.

      Thanks for commenting!


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