We decided to conduct something like comparative tests of flint from two Swedish firms. The first flint from PRIMUS, a well-known company famous for its gas burners, an average version of 78 mm. Second flint from LIGHT MY FIRE mini 74 mm.
Swedish flint from PRIMUS and LIGHT MY FIRE, a brief overview and comparison of working qualities.
Both flints are packed in plastic blisters, both have kapronovodyemlyaki, and the Primus one with a plastic latch looks much more solid. Both have steel seats, but LIGHT MY FIRE it looks neater and more aggressive.
the lanyards of the lanyard and bandaged them into loops, anyway, when using it must be removed, otherwise.
Despite the more aggressive form of the seat at the LIGHT MY FIRE flint, it is of little use. Due to the small contact area, the spark is very small, besides, there is a feeling that the rod itself is covered with some kind of matte paint or varnish, at the beginning the chair slides on it without giving a spark at all, you can see in the photo. Compared to the matt core of the PRIMUS flint, the LIGHT MY FIRE flint shines.
After holding the chair, the PRIMUS flint leaves a clear mark on the rod and an acceptable powerful spark is formed. After changing seats between the flints, the picture has not changed much, except that the LIGHT MY FIRE flint has a slightly more powerful spark.
tinder used ordinary cotton wool from one bag. Flintless PRIMUS lit the cotton wool without any problems the second time, the cotton wool ignited almost uniformly over the entire area. With a flint LIGHT MY FIRE a little tormented. Until the black coating on the rod came off over a large area, the normal spark did not go. They achieved a normal spark and cotton wool caught fire only on the sixteenth attempt, but due to a weak bunch of sparks it did not burn over the entire area. The condition of the working surfaces of both fires after one ignition is visible in the photo below.
General conclusion after comparative testing of lights in PRIMUS and LIGHT MY FIRE.
Flintless PRIMUS seems more reliable and predictable, if there is a choice, then preference should be given in its favor.