Bushcraft Essentials - Fire Piston

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...



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.

The Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston combines a fascinating physical principle with the highest quality and versatility. The bottom of 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.

This is a precision-engineered bit of kit, something you would expect from the German engineers Bushcraft Essential, there's a lot of thought gone into this and it shows. The ease at which it is capable of producing a hot ember is quite amazing.


  • Material: Precision CNC Machined High-Grade Aluminium Alloy
  • High-Quality Nitrile Rubber Piston Gaskets 
  • Waterproof (IPX8) capsule for tinder storage
  • Internal Ferrocerium Rod
  • Weight 160g
  • Length: 12.5 cm
  • Diameter: 2.3cm

The Package Includes:

  • Fire Piston
  • Ferrocerium rod
  • Char Cord
  • 4 replacement gaskets
  • Instruction Manual

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