Fire Starter, BlastMatch

The BlastMatch Fire Starter is a patented, flint-based fire starter that can be operated with one hand. Generates three times the heat of an ordinary match and will last up to 4000 strikes.

LSI Product ID: sur-3200-00

Designed for all-weather use, this fire-starting system performs superbly in the most extreme marine, arctic, desert, and jungle environments. BlastMatch was designed for Air Force fighter pilots at risk of being shot down in rugged terrain, or the mountain climber contending with challenging alpine weather. People like these need a fire starter that is operable with one hand in case of injury, won't surprise you by running out of fuel, and never fails to light in the wind, rain, or snow.  This durable, lightweight tool so innovative it has a U.S. patent.

The BlastMatch generates a stream of sparks three times the heat of a standard match and easily will light any material (wood, paper, bark, cloth, or man-made fire starting tinders) that a match will ignite. You can accurately aim the sparks to ignite a roaring fire in any weather conditions.

At the heart of the Blast Match is a custom bar of high performance synthetic flint material. Spring-loaded, the flint bar also rotates 360° to help prevent uneven wear and tear. A tungsten carbide striker built into the striker button is set at the perfect angle for maximum sparking - taking the guess work out of starting a fie.

Incorporated into the Blast Match is a safety feature to prevent inadvertent ignition when accidentally plunged. The unique design requires the operator to press the thumb button in order to engage the striker mechanism.


  • Will ignite a wide range of tinder including UST WtFire™ Tinder
  • Sparks can be directionally targeted
  • Works in rain and other adverse weather conditions
  • Bar rotates 360o for even wear
  • Protective cover locks in place to prevent accidental sparks
  • Size (LxWxD): 4.1" x 1.4" x 1" (105 x 35 x 25mm)
  • Weight: 2.3oz. (65g)