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    Can you still buy strike anywhere matches and if so where?

    Strike anywhere matches are matches which are designed to ignite when struck against a wide variety of surfaces. As anyone who has experimented with strike anywhere matches knows, the name is a bit of a misnomer; they work best when struck against rough, dry surfaces, and they will not literally ignite when struck against anything.

    They work against rough surfaces while many matches require the match strike pad.

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    Aren't all matches safety matches now?!

    Original Poster

    ei8hty5ive;7523201

    Aren't all matches safety matches now?!



    Many, many are but hopefully not all.

    the good old Swan Vesta matches, had many a good fire with these as a nipper, nothing serious, just half of the playing-fields with me mates in our younger days !

    Original Poster

    http://www.edhat.com/img2/beats/swanVesta.jpg
    These ones?

    electriclinux;7523264

    These ones?



    thats them, im sure you can still buy them, i would have thought your local corner shop would have them.

    Original Poster

    Cheers richp

    richp;7523237

    the good old Swan Vesta matches, had many a good fire with these as a … the good old Swan Vesta matches, had many a good fire with these as a nipper :oops: nothing serious, just half of the playing-fields with me mates in our younger days !



    +1.

    My best mate was responsible for a setting fire to a potato sack, that in turn quickly set fire to a bush, and in turn nearly burnt down the back of a supermarket.... :oops:

    richp;7523237

    the good old Swan Vesta matches, had many a good fire with these as a … the good old Swan Vesta matches, had many a good fire with these as a nipper :oops: nothing serious, just half of the playing-fields with me mates in our younger days !



    lool Rich I was the same!!! My dad once dragged me down to the local cop shop when i was about 12 as he was so frustrated at my constant desire to light fires!

    My brother is a firefighter and hates coming to my house as I have candles everywhere!!! Even out in the summertime I have tons of candles, lanterns all over my garden and he says one day a plane is gonna land there thinking its the runway:lol:

    Original Poster

    Ok they are only 20p at asda. Also why is everyone starting fires?

    electriclinux;7523357

    Ok they are only 20p at asda. Also why is everyone starting fires?



    those were the days when you could have an out off control fire in the safety of your local barn/playing field/supermarket (tick your specialist area) started by the swan vesta matches pinched out your dads backy tin, then coming home after a hard fire starting day pleased with yourself that another safely controlled burn had burnt itself out along with the contents & surrounding area & your mum sniffing you to check wether you smelt of smoke, but you being smart, thinking running home fast would blow the smell of smoke out of your burnt & charcoaled clothes :lol:

    *kids reading this, remember we were experts at this, so dont try this at home*
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