Swedish FireKnife has a blade of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel and a handle with a high friction rubber grip which is comfortable, easy and safe to use. Profile-grinding makes the blade fine enough to ease out splinters and the back of knife has been ground to work perfectly with the Swedish FireSteel. The Swedish FireSteel is durable (3000 strikes), works equally well when wet and creates a 2,980°C spark. 1) Remove paint on new fire-starter with the back of knife. 2) Pull the back edge of the knife slowly and firmly down length of fire-starter. 3) Sparks easily ignite a stove, TinderDust, BBQ, paper, dry grass, birch bark or any other prepared tinder.