Flint Laces: Boot Laces with Integrated Fire Starters
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Flint Laces

Boot laces with integrated fire starters.

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If you enjoy adventuring in the outdoors, you know how fun and rewarding it can be. But you also know how dangerous it can be to get stranded without multiple ways to start a fire.

Be prepared for the worst with Flint Laces, boot laces you can use to create a flame. The tip of each boot lace (called an aglet) is made from ferrocerium and makes a spark when you strike it against the included steel plate.

Since you’re already wearing laces, it only makes sense to wear Flint Laces as a backup plan, whether you’re a hiker, camper, prepper, survivalist, or somebody who just likes to play it smart.

Features & specs

  • Ferrorod-tipped aglets with rubber covers
  • Includes a steel striking plate
  • Type lll 7 strand 550 Paracord core
  • Round boot lace
  • Color: black
  • Length: 63”
  • Includes two laces

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Flint Laces have two functions, and they do both very well. First and foremost, they keep your boots secure on your feet. The seven-strand 550 paracord boot laces should hold up to the most intensive activities.

Then if you’re in need of an emergency flame, you can use the tips of the laces to create a spark and start a fire by striking the flint against the included steel plate.

Fire-starting boot laces
Come on baby, light my fire.

Knot Just Ordinary Boot Laces

From the inside out, Flint Laces are designed to make your outdoor experiences enjoyable and safe.

The core of each round lace is made from seven-strand paracord made to withstand 550 pounds of force before breaking! And each Flint Lace ends with a pair of metal aglets for maximum durability. The aglets hold a ferrocerium rod—the flint—for a total of four reusable spark igniters.

Each ferrorod is capped with a removable rubber cover to keep the flint protected. To create a spark, just slip off the cover and push a ferrorod against the included steel striking plate.

Flint laces are made from Type III 7-strand 550 paracord with 1 inch ferro rods capped with rubber coverings and include a steel striking plate.
Send your old laces packing.

Dependable When Weather Isn’t

A wise practice for any outdoorsman is a backup plan for making fire. And when things haven’t gone right, you can’t count on the weather to cooperate. Where a fire plow or bow drill fail, waterproof Flint Laces come to the rescue. As long as you can find dry fuel, you can make a fire with Flint Laces.

Works in any climate
Set fire in the rain.

Jon and Joey take a first look at Flint Laces

Two members of Vat19's video team have some fun with Flint Laces in episode #4 of Peep This. Check it out below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are these reusable?

Answer: Flint laces can be used again and again. Each ferrorod has hundreds of strikes in them, and since there are four per set, with reasonable use, you should be able to make a spark for the life of the laces providing you’re not just striking them for fun. You can remove and recap the ferrorods with the rubber cover between uses to protect them.

Question: What if they get wet?

Answer: It can be difficult to strike a spark with a wet ferrorod (and especially difficult to create a flame with wet tinder), but water will not ruin Flint Laces. Try to keep them dry by keeping the rubber covers on them when not in use, and try to wipe the surface of the ferrorod before striking if they do get wet.

Question: Can I get these through airport security?

Answer: As of 7/2015, the current TSA regulations permit lighters without fuel in checked baggage. However, if you’re concerned about them getting confiscated, you might want to leave them at home.

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