If you have seen the new multi-tool, electronic survival torch To multipurpose shovel, you may be wondering why their trusty Swiss Army knife can’t make fire like some others. Victorinox has had a butane lighter option for a while. There are some hacks to add fire function, but your average swiss army knife isn’t very useful for creating flames. Tortoise Gear offers an easy solution. Its fire steel, presumably replaced by a never-used Swiss Army toothpick, works in conjunction with a variety of traditional tools to ignite the flames.
The idea of Tortoise Gear is very simple, but quite original. Throw away the toothpicks that won’t save your butt and may be downright useless and add something that will help you survive in the wilderness. Assuming the Firefly works as easily as the video shows for beginners, it seems like a necessary upgrade to all Swiss Army knives.
The Firefly is a basic fire steel designed to fit snugly into the toothpick slots of knives and other Swiss Army tools. There are two sizes of him that fit both conventional sized knives and small/keychain sized knives. The green-yellow thumbnail grip glows in the dark, making it easy to spot when searching in complete darkness. A variety of traditional sharp Swiss Army tools such as knife blades, saws, files and can openers act as strikers.
Tortoise Gear claims that the blend of materials they use makes it easy to start a fire by producing a large, long-lasting spark. The Firefly is designed to fit snugly into the Swiss Army toothpick slot even after many uses. Based on Kickstarter pricing, no need to break the bank.
Firefly has been in operation since 2009, and after testing production samples and lining up manufacturing partners, Tortoise Gear kick starter You can secure the Firefly 3-pack at the US$14 pledge level, with discounts for larger quantities. If all goes according to plan, deliveries will begin early next year. The campaign raised just over $23,000 of its $28,000 goal. We have over a month left.
Watch the fireflies below light up all sorts of things.
Firefly – The Ultimate Swiss Army Knife Accessory
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