Spark Starter

This survival carabiner has a whole lot of functionality packed into a single ounce. Firebiner is equipped with a screw driver tip, a bottle opener, slots to hang your keys, a blade that cuts through fishing line or thread, and—our favorite feature—a flint lighter. You’d never guess that a spark can come out of this slim multi-tool. But when you swipe your finger, a small piece of ferrocerium rubs on a harder, sharper material to create a spark. Use it for camping, your backyard fire pit, or for showing off (we were so fascinated with the flint wheel that it was a favorite fidget tool in the office). When your fire starter needs replacing, whether from lots of fires or just showing off the cool capability, Firebiner comes equipped with extra ferro rods. You don’t need to be a hiker, fisher, or even an avid outdoorsman to find it helpful. Firebiner is the type of tool that’s convenient for everyday life.

Firebiner

Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner

Spark Starter

This survival carabiner has a whole lot of functionality packed into a single ounce. Firebiner is equipped with a screw driver tip, a bottle opener, slots to hang your keys, a blade that cuts through fishing line or thread, and—our favorite feature—a flint lighter. You’d never guess that a spark can come out of this slim multi-tool. But when you swipe your finger, a small piece of ferrocerium rubs on a harder, sharper material to create a spark. Use it for camping, your backyard fire pit, or for showing off (we were so fascinated with the flint wheel that it was a favorite fidget tool in the office). When your fire starter needs replacing, whether from lots of fires or just showing off the cool capability, Firebiner comes equipped with extra ferro rods. You don’t need to be a hiker, fisher, or even an avid outdoorsman to find it helpful. Firebiner is the type of tool that’s convenient for everyday life.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mike
    Mike

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Firebiner to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    6/8/2017 11:09 AM

    Do the flint strikes have an expected limit? At some point will it no longer spark?

    Aaron

    (this is sooo cool)

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    6/8/2017 11:17 AM

    @Aaron

    Your question is answered in the product description where it says, "When your fire starter needs replacing, whether from lots of fires or just showing off the cool capability, Firebiner comes equipped with extra ferro rods." When your "extra ferro rods" are gone, you will no longer have a functioning striker until more ferro rods are purchased for an additional cost and installed. Ciao...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:29 AM

    @Thomas Good spot, and thanks for the help!

  • Randy
    Randy
    6/8/2017 11:42 AM

    @Mike except it does not tell the limit. What is the expected number of "sparks" before the fero rod needs replaced?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:40 PM

    @Randy yes the ferro rods have a limit, but they are replaceable so no worries. The ferro rods should last several months with occasional use. However, if you are like the rest of us and want to show it off all the time, then it might only last a month or so.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:30 PM

    @Randy, we don't have the specific number of sparks per ferro rod yet. We are working on that. You will notice that the ferro rods are pretty long, especially when compared to other flints out there. These will last while unless you go spark happy like I did when we first got the samples. I think the ferro rod only lasted a month when I was that spark-happy.

  • Mike
    Mike
    6/8/2017 11:21 AM

    I like your Carabiner and I just came up with a idea you didnt think of but not sure about sharing just to benefit you already great idea

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:23 AM

    @Mike Feel free to share! Our Makers love suggestions on how to potentially improve their products in the future.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:32 PM

    @Mike You gotta share your idea now. You can't just tease us like that. We love new ideas. We are currently in development on a line extension for the Firebiner as well as other cool, innovative survival gear. So, the more ideas we get the better.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    6/8/2017 11:23 AM

    Calling the product a Carabiner would seem to require a specific load bearing limit or a disclaimer that it is NOT FOR CLIMBING if it is just for looks. My guess is that it is not for climbing but, trust me, someone will try to climb with it unless their hand is held and they are told "DON'T DO THAT."

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:25 AM

    @Thomas You are correct, the Firebiner is not intended for climbing. We do state that in the product details for the product, just to make sure no accidents happen!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:54 AM

    @Thomas To add to my previous response, the Firebiner is weight rated for up to 40 lbs.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:44 PM

    @Thomas I just got a correction from the Maker - actually the Firebiner is now rated up to 100 lbs with the new production run, but it has surpassed higher tensile testing. However, it should absolutely not be used for climbing – that us why we have it etched on the Firebiner itself “not for climbing”.

  • Andrea
    Andrea
    6/8/2017 11:29 AM

    What are the chances that you could start a fire accidentally?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:40 AM

    @Andrea The risk is low - in order to generate a spark with the fire starter you really need to spin the starter with force. Accidental sparks don't typically happen, but just make sure to spark it away from anything flammable if you aren't intentionally lighting a fire.

  • NancyLee
    NancyLee
    6/8/2017 1:12 PM

    @Mike But it is not going to spark in someone's pocket?

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/8/2017 1:32 PM

    @NancyLee If that's a concern, I wouldn't keep it in my pocket...

  • Kristene
    Kristene
    6/8/2017 1:36 PM

    Sooo...by sticking your hand so directly into or next to the item you want to light, there is no danger of burning yourself? What if you use some kind of accelerant, like citronella oil, or starter fluid, which might tend to flame up instantly?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:43 PM

    @NancyLee @Connie Definitely no need to worry about it sparking in your pocket. The flint lighter won't be spun fast enough in your pocket to start a spark.

    @Kristene There is some danger, yes, especially if you are using lighter fluid or another accelerant. However, the Firebiner spits out the sparks away from the lighter so you don't need to have your hand right next to the fire. Still, be careful!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:35 PM

    Ladies, good questions. We have thousands of these out there in use and have yet to have an accidental flare up. As Mike from Grommet stated, these are easy to spark, but you do need a specific motion and they are not so easy it will happen just randomly. And yes, if you spark it with some highly flammable accelerant close by watch out. You still need to be smart about it.

  • James
    James
    6/8/2017 1:53 PM

    Where is it made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 2:14 PM

    @James Firebiner is manufactured in China

  • James
    James
    6/8/2017 3:26 PM

    @Mike That is unfortunate

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:37 PM

    @James , we actually tried to keep this stateside, but the tooling costs and final product costs put it out of reach. There is too much hand labor involved to be cost-effective here in the USA. We tried. Rest assured though that our factory in China is top notch. They are very attentive and do an awesome job for us.

  • Zeynep
    Zeynep
    6/8/2017 3:27 PM

    Great product! Is this allowed on the aircraft cabin does it need to be checked in?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 3:35 PM

    @Zeynep Good question! Per the Firebiner Kickstarter page: "Ironically the EverSpark fire wheel is not an issue. The 4mm blade is the issue. TSA allows scissors up to 4" to be carried on, but this little concealed 3/16" blade could technically be rejected. Most TSA agents will allow it, but it is a possibility that it might be rejected. The blade is removable, so without the blade it is not a problem."

    I hope this helps!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:39 PM

    @Mike thanks for helping with this. @Zeynep, we have taken this aboard many aircraft for domestic flights without anyone even batting an eye at it. It is not technically approved, but nor is it banned. So, technically a TSA agent could reject it due the blade. If they do and you can take off the blade, we will be happy to send you a replacement blade free of charge. Send pics for fun if that happens. :)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Firebiner

Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner

Spark Starter

This survival carabiner has a whole lot of functionality packed into a single ounce.

Firebiner is equipped with a screw driver tip, a bottle opener, slots to hang your keys, a blade that cuts through fishing line or thread, and—our favorite feature—a flint lighter.

You’d never guess that a spark can come out of this slim
multi-tool. But when you swipe your finger, a small piece of ferrocerium rubs on a harder, sharper material to create a spark. Use it for camping, your backyard fire pit, or for showing off (we were so fascinated with the flint wheel that it was a favorite fidget tool in the office).

When your fire starter needs replacing, whether from lots of fires or just showing off the cool capability, Firebiner comes equipped with extra ferro rods.

You don’t need to be a hiker, fisher, or even an avid outdoorsman to find it helpful. Firebiner is the type of tool that’s convenient for everyday life.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mike
    Mike

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Firebiner to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    6/8/2017 11:09 AM

    Do the flint strikes have an expected limit? At some point will it no longer spark?

    Aaron

    (this is sooo cool)

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    6/8/2017 11:17 AM

    @Aaron

    Your question is answered in the product description where it says, "When your fire starter needs replacing, whether from lots of fires or just showing off the cool capability, Firebiner comes equipped with extra ferro rods." When your "extra ferro rods" are gone, you will no longer have a functioning striker until more ferro rods are purchased for an additional cost and installed. Ciao...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:29 AM

    @Thomas Good spot, and thanks for the help!

  • Randy
    Randy
    6/8/2017 11:42 AM

    @Mike except it does not tell the limit. What is the expected number of "sparks" before the fero rod needs replaced?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:40 PM

    @Randy yes the ferro rods have a limit, but they are replaceable so no worries. The ferro rods should last several months with occasional use. However, if you are like the rest of us and want to show it off all the time, then it might only last a month or so.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:30 PM

    @Randy, we don't have the specific number of sparks per ferro rod yet. We are working on that. You will notice that the ferro rods are pretty long, especially when compared to other flints out there. These will last while unless you go spark happy like I did when we first got the samples. I think the ferro rod only lasted a month when I was that spark-happy.

  • Mike
    Mike
    6/8/2017 11:21 AM

    I like your Carabiner and I just came up with a idea you didnt think of but not sure about sharing just to benefit you already great idea

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:23 AM

    @Mike Feel free to share! Our Makers love suggestions on how to potentially improve their products in the future.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:32 PM

    @Mike You gotta share your idea now. You can't just tease us like that. We love new ideas. We are currently in development on a line extension for the Firebiner as well as other cool, innovative survival gear. So, the more ideas we get the better.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    6/8/2017 11:23 AM

    Calling the product a Carabiner would seem to require a specific load bearing limit or a disclaimer that it is NOT FOR CLIMBING if it is just for looks. My guess is that it is not for climbing but, trust me, someone will try to climb with it unless their hand is held and they are told "DON'T DO THAT."

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:25 AM

    @Thomas You are correct, the Firebiner is not intended for climbing. We do state that in the product details for the product, just to make sure no accidents happen!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:54 AM

    @Thomas To add to my previous response, the Firebiner is weight rated for up to 40 lbs.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:44 PM

    @Thomas I just got a correction from the Maker - actually the Firebiner is now rated up to 100 lbs with the new production run, but it has surpassed higher tensile testing. However, it should absolutely not be used for climbing – that us why we have it etched on the Firebiner itself “not for climbing”.

  • Andrea
    Andrea
    6/8/2017 11:29 AM

    What are the chances that you could start a fire accidentally?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 11:40 AM

    @Andrea The risk is low - in order to generate a spark with the fire starter you really need to spin the starter with force. Accidental sparks don't typically happen, but just make sure to spark it away from anything flammable if you aren't intentionally lighting a fire.

  • NancyLee
    NancyLee
    6/8/2017 1:12 PM

    @Mike But it is not going to spark in someone's pocket?

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/8/2017 1:32 PM

    @NancyLee If that's a concern, I wouldn't keep it in my pocket...

  • Kristene
    Kristene
    6/8/2017 1:36 PM

    Sooo...by sticking your hand so directly into or next to the item you want to light, there is no danger of burning yourself? What if you use some kind of accelerant, like citronella oil, or starter fluid, which might tend to flame up instantly?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 1:43 PM

    @NancyLee @Connie Definitely no need to worry about it sparking in your pocket. The flint lighter won't be spun fast enough in your pocket to start a spark.

    @Kristene There is some danger, yes, especially if you are using lighter fluid or another accelerant. However, the Firebiner spits out the sparks away from the lighter so you don't need to have your hand right next to the fire. Still, be careful!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:35 PM

    Ladies, good questions. We have thousands of these out there in use and have yet to have an accidental flare up. As Mike from Grommet stated, these are easy to spark, but you do need a specific motion and they are not so easy it will happen just randomly. And yes, if you spark it with some highly flammable accelerant close by watch out. You still need to be smart about it.

  • James
    James
    6/8/2017 1:53 PM

    Where is it made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 2:14 PM

    @James Firebiner is manufactured in China

  • James
    James
    6/8/2017 3:26 PM

    @Mike That is unfortunate

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:37 PM

    @James , we actually tried to keep this stateside, but the tooling costs and final product costs put it out of reach. There is too much hand labor involved to be cost-effective here in the USA. We tried. Rest assured though that our factory in China is top notch. They are very attentive and do an awesome job for us.

  • Zeynep
    Zeynep
    6/8/2017 3:27 PM

    Great product! Is this allowed on the aircraft cabin does it need to be checked in?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/8/2017 3:35 PM

    @Zeynep Good question! Per the Firebiner Kickstarter page: "Ironically the EverSpark fire wheel is not an issue. The 4mm blade is the issue. TSA allows scissors up to 4" to be carried on, but this little concealed 3/16" blade could technically be rejected. Most TSA agents will allow it, but it is a possibility that it might be rejected. The blade is removable, so without the blade it is not a problem."

    I hope this helps!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    6/8/2017 3:39 PM

    @Mike thanks for helping with this. @Zeynep, we have taken this aboard many aircraft for domestic flights without anyone even batting an eye at it. It is not technically approved, but nor is it banned. So, technically a TSA agent could reject it due the blade. If they do and you can take off the blade, we will be happy to send you a replacement blade free of charge. Send pics for fun if that happens. :)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.