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BE Fire Piston
$42.93

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The most fascinating way to make fire: A blow to the piston will ignite tinder, which has been inserted into the fire piston. The compression heats up the air to such a high degree that tinder will ignite. A diesel engine operates in the same manner.

Our fire piston combines a fascinating physical principle with highest quality and versatility. At the bottom the fire piston is equipped with a completely waterproof (IPX8) capsule for tinder storage, the detachable handle contains a ferrocerium rod as an alternative method for making fire. In case of emergencies you will always have at least one reliable source of fire available. The piston and the vent are perfectly sealed with double gaskets. The piston gaskets are made ​​of high quality nitrile rubber and are therefore extremely resistant to abrasion, heat and cold and are compatible with all lubricants.

The package includes:
- Fire Piston
- Ferrocerium rod
- Char Cord
- 4 replacement gaskets
- Instructions

Additional char cord can be ordered from us.


Weight: 160g
Material: precision CNC machined from a special aluminum alloy
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The most fascinating way to make fire: A blow to the piston will ignite tinder, which has been inserted into the fire piston. The compression heats up the air to such a high degree that tinder will ignite. A diesel engine operates in the same manner. Our fire piston combines a fascinating physical principle with highest quality and versatility. At the bottom the fire piston is equipped with a completely waterproof (IPX8) capsule for tinder storage, the detachable handle contains a ferrocerium rod as an alternative method for making fire. In case of emergencies you will always have at least one reliable source of fire available. The piston and the vent are perfectly sealed with double gaskets. The piston gaskets are made ​​of high quality nitrile rubber and are therefore extremely resistant to abrasion, heat and cold and are compatible with all lubricants. The package includes: - Fire Piston - Ferrocerium rod - Char Cord - 4 replacement gaskets - Instructions Additional char cord can be ordered from us. Weight: 160g Material: precision CNC machined from a special aluminum alloy
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GREAT PRODUCT, WILL RECOMEND
WORKS PERFECT, COMPLETLY WORTH THE INVESTMENT
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Review by ILANGEZIV / (Posted on 8/26/2016)
My first fire piston and I love it
None of my friends in the scouts had heard of a fire piston before I told them about it so finding one that works and doesn't cost a 100€ when delivered to finland was a pain until I found this site. After reading a couple reviews I decided to order one for myself and didn't have to wait long until I received it. I was very impressed with the build quality and how fast I learned the technique. With the char rod that came with the piston it didnt need more than three or four tries to get an ember and this was the first fire piston I held in my hands.
I like the tinder compartment feature and the ferro rod inside the handle is a huge plus.
Thanks for the irresistible price and an awesome product! I'm looking into buying one of your stoves from my next salary...
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Review by Finnish scout / (Posted on 5/30/2016)
great quality very user-friendly
This is a very user-friendly fire piston I have tried many so far this is by far the best quality and by far the easiest to use in my humble opinion
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Review by Danny B / (Posted on 3/10/2016)
well made. Everything about it makes sense.
After I figured everything out about the 0 rings and lubricant,
I think it will be ok. Using a silicone grease is the way to go
for me. Once I replace all of the 0 rings and apply the grease,
everything should be fine.
[Comment by Bushcraft Essentials: there is no need to replace all the o-rings - especially since we use the highest quality o-rings available on the market. The o-rings we use are particularly heat and cold resistant]
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Review by d.t.mashburn@att.net / (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Great product worth the price!
I thought it would be nice to have an additional fire starting tool for my bug out bag. I'm pleased with the quality of the product and the economy international shipping. I tried it out a couple of times with the included char cloth (rope) and it caught a spark quite well. I like the reassuring fact that the tinder can be stored dry and that there is a backup fire steel and spare washers. Thanks Bushcraft Essentials!
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Review by Benjamin Soans / (Posted on 9/17/2015)
Very good product
Well made solid and very simple to use, it worked at first time, nice tool to have in the middle of nowhere to start fire without lighter, good companion!
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Review by Solaris / (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Great product !
I have bought anorther product before but it was difficult to obtain an ember. With this product if you put enough Vaseline to grease it, you can get an ember at the
first attempt. recommend it highly !
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Review by Juan Carlos / (Posted on 8/22/2015)
Great bit of kit
Some of the other Fire Pistons I have seen have been a bit Heath Robinson looking.But this one is built like a tank.
On my second attempt I had a nice piece of glowing tinder and a burnt finger from the piston shaft.
This is a great piece of kit
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Review by Hugely / (Posted on 7/3/2015)
Fire pistons that work
Brought 1 of these fire pistons showed some friends had to buy another 4 excellent bit of kit works first time
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Review by Carl / (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Outstanding fire piston
I purchased one of these fire pistons a little while back and was very impressed with it and after showing a few friends it s capabilities i ordered four more, fantastic bit of kit and a great price i have some very expensive fire pistons from all over the world and this is up there with the functionality of the better ones and the service was fantastic very fast delivery i highly recommend Bushcraft essentials
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Review by Carl / (Posted on 6/9/2015)
These guys make quality equipment and their service is second to none!
I recently purchased two fire pistons based on the reviews I have seen. I shipped one to my nephew, a cub scout and I kept one for my self. I had an issue with mine of which I contacted BCE. They responded under 12hrs (on a weekend no less) and had a new unit shipping to me by the next day. Overall the unit is expertly crafted and operated (with the exception of a small issue) flawlessly. I think what I am most impressed with is the level of customer service and professionalism. I would certainly reccomend these guys and for that level of customer support, the price you pay is more than worth every cent of it. Top notch outfit!
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Review by fsapp / (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Excellent build quality and does what it should
I have used fire pistons in the past (expensive ones that work and cheap ones that don't). I was reluctant to buy due to the cost, but this was cheaper than the most expensive ones and at a price point that I was prepared to take a chance at. It is a useful addition to my firebox for teaching Scouts all they need to know about fires. This is well packaged, robustly made and worked when I tried it - not straight out of the box but after I added a little vasline to the rod. I used char rope that I had already made rather than that provided which seems perfectly adequate. I tried it with char cloth but that didn't want to play so I will need to try that again to perfect my skill. I can recommend this item to anyone considering purcharing a fire piston and not wanting to pay over the odds for it.
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Review by Ramster999 / (Posted on 5/1/2015)
Overall all round quality
Fantastic bit of kit fired up at first plunge couldnt believe it had many different types of fire piston and had lost hope till i saw this one and thought id give it a try, precision made tool and the price is exceptional cant rate this enough and very speedy delivery, am actually getting another four for friends of mine Thanks, Carl
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Review by Carl Alsop / (Posted on 4/27/2015)
I would recommend the B.E. fire piston to anyone.
Recieved my fire piston today. Unboxed it to show a friend I ran into outside. I showed him and explained it. Then I demonstrated it to him. Worked on the first try. I have used it about 6 times already today and it worked everytime. I am so excited and happy to have my fire piston. It will work well with my pocket micro edc stove. Great products .
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Review by Kitt Fisto / (Posted on 4/25/2015)
Great product to have for the nature.
Great product. Every people who likes to be in the nature, should have one of this. Easy to use. One hit , you have the fire. Get one of this...
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Review by Tuna / (Posted on 4/16/2015)
Great product and the best service ever
First, I have to say Bush Craft Essentials has the best customer service I have ever experienced bar none. I had an issue with the fire piston and wrote to the company asking to purchase a replacement piston and they simplify said they would ship me a new unit at no cost no questions asked. BCE gave me a replacement in a few weeks (from Germany), rather than sell me a replacement piece. I am amazed that a firm in today’s market choose to go the extra mile to insure customer satisfaction rather than make another sale. Not only does BCE stand behind their product, they treat the customers like gold.
They have my business from now on, and I would suggest you give them yours
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Review by J.B. / (Posted on 4/15/2015)
5 stars
Outstanding. Worked perfectlyon the second hit. Great quality. Built in char cloth compartment and fire steel are great additions to the product. Priced right and easily recommend!
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Review by Doc / (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Well worth it.
This is one of the best firepistons I've seen.Well built&designed.
The only thing I would suggest is the addition of a second compartment for the storage of "O" rings and or greese.
And perhaps a brighter colour,to help prevent loss is dropped on the forest floor.
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Review by samount / (Posted on 3/27/2015)
5 stars
An excellent product. The construction of the fire piston is outstanding and in the hand you can feel the quality. Very well thought out and useful in a number of ways. The only slight negative I have is that the impact cap of the piston itself does come undone at times. I saw this in reviews prior to buying and it did not put me off. The reason for the cap coming off is that the piston holds within it a ferro rod, so in my opinion having a ferro rod in the piston as a secondary far outweighs the fact the cap comes undone sometimes.
The piston also came with four spare 'O' rings which was a suprise, plus one already fitted. The pressure release valve on the piston is also a great addition as it avoids that problem of the piston always pushing back out due to the pressure lock. Also, the piston has its own waterproof capsule within for storing tinder. It's not the biggest capsule, but comes with some char cord which I think is ideally suite as punk wood may be too big. All in all this is a very well made, well thought out product. I would recommend.
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Review by Shakey / (Posted on 3/1/2015)
Great bit of kit
Great bit of kit,i've never used one before.I have looked at various fire pistons for a few years now.This worked very well,made fire in about a minute.A very good,sturdy design,one of these will last you forever
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Review by MrSkooty / (Posted on 10/12/2014)

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