Rating: 3 / 5
I am pretty under-whelmed by this fire starter. I have been using the Strike Master K1 Magnesium Mini Survival Fire Starter (http://www.campingsurvival.com/stmak1misufi.html) for several years, and compared to it, the FireLite is no lighter to carry, the striker is no where near as good, and it doesn't even have the bonus of a magnesium block for emergency tinder. The FireSteel itself works OK with the striker from the Strike Master, but it still is not a piece of gear I would ever carry as long as I had access to the Strike Master. I gave the FireSteel a 3 because you COULD light a fire with it, just not the best option IMHO.