- Nov 2, 2011
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Use a small piece of fine a toothed saw to scrape the magnesium off. We have a burned out reciprocating blade on a string with with ours. Duct tape wrapped around the end to make a little handle. I've been on on the look out for one of those little mini hand spice graters, which I think would work better. I've seen them with a magnet on them as a fridge decoration.k15n1 said:Had the same problem. Solution: better knife or use the squared-off edge on the back of the knife blade.Denim Deb said:Some things I've done so long that I don't even think about it now, it's 2nd nature. And that's basically what you want it to be. Practice it when it doesn't matter-especially cooking and starting a fire w/out matches if need be. Find out what works for you, and what doesn't. For instance, I know a lot of people like those magnesium fire starters, I don't. I don't know if it was the knife I was using or what, but I could never get the magnesium off w/out ruining the knife. I had no trouble getting a spark, so I have just a plain fire starter and have worked w/that to get a fire going.