Middle pin of buckle is a ferrocerium fire striker rod, an alloy of rare earth metals with a high pyrophoricity. When scraped with a rough surface or hard sharp object it emits showers of sparks at 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit (3,000 C).
The male buckle side also contains a pealess safety whistle that even works when wet.
The adjustable buckle can be used as a fastener for a paracord bracelet, sternum strap buckle on a backpack, or any other creative application for a side release buckle that can make a loud auditory rescue signal and start a fire.
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