Note: The Sparkie Portable Fire Starter by UST has been discontinued and is no longer able to be ordered.
Sparkie, the new emergency fire starter from Ultimate Survival Technologies, features one-handed operation in a lightweight, compact design. The Sparkie can be operated with one hand and start your fire even in the most adverse weather conditions.Weighing less than one ounce, Sparkie is approximately one-third the weight and less than half the volume of its big brother the BlastMatch.
It features a reconfigured striker tab enclosure and spark bar. The compact body has a rubberized grip wrap giving you maximum control and comfort during use.
The patent-pending Sparkie is easily operated by pressing down on the thumb tab, which houses the striker, and plunging the striker down the misch metal spark bar. The striker is set at the perfect angle to achieve maximum sparks and requires less force than traditional flint and steel two-handed fire starters. While its one-handed operation is simple, it can be a critical life-saving aspect in case of injury to a hand or arm.