To Ignite Tinder: Pile together dry grass, leaves, moss, cloth, paper, pine needles, etc. Hold fire starter so that the tip is pressing on the ground. Place the blade on flint at a 45 degree angle and scrape in a downward motion so that sparks ignite tinder.
To Ignite Magnesium: The magnesium must be scraped off into shavings in order to ignite. Place blade on magnesium at a 45 degree angle and scrape down. Pile shavings together near tinder, and ignite with sparks from flint. The Flint is an alloy that gives you a spark of over 500 degrees worth of heat.
Warning: Survivor Firestarter is not a toy.