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Machete + Fire Steel = BLISTER! A Lesson Learned

I was out in the woods making a fire using a small fire steel and a machete. Well, all I can say is be careful because man, did I get a blister! Just a learning moment for me that I wanted to share with you.
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8 thoughts on “Machete + Fire Steel = BLISTER! A Lesson Learned

  1. Hey Tim, thanks for the info, I know it can be really awkward especially with a large blade and small fire steel. The easiest way I have found is to hold the blade still with the tip wedged and pull the fire steel across it. Doesn’t always work mind you but it may be worth a try.

    1. Yeah – many people shared that – it’s the size of the fire steel that kicked my butt (or my finger I guess)

  2. This is why you don’t throw away the scraper that comes with the fire steel. If you keep them both tied to the same string you never ever have to worry about having a 90 degree angle on something.

  3. I like to see how tiny americans like their machete’s, and I know, there’s no jungle.
    But I can’t even begin to think about trying to strike a fire steel with my 30″ machete.

  4. Yeah, that Sucks. I look at it this way. If I have the Room and are Carrying Big Blades, then carry a Big Ferro Rod. If it’s being used for an Emergency (like the Rod on a Magnisium Bar) then use a Small Striker or Leatherman or Victorinox SWAK. It’s like the Difference between a GHB and a BOB. Or you can just carry a BIC or a Zippo.😉😉😉 Thanks again and Take Care.

  5. Great video. I will never understand why people call Ferro rods “Fire steels”. An actual fire steel very different. I know I am weird but it is the same as someone calling a magazine a clip or an AR-15 “fully semi-automatic”.

  6. Tramontina IS a classic in Brazil. With some improvements in the point and the handle It becomes perfect and Very Very durable with a Smallville cost

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