I do this everytime I light a match to light my bowl.You could just light your match with a bic and be done with it. Lit match. No little sparkling mortars flying off, none of that. And you still get to light with a match. I know you mentioned that in your post, but really it's a very effective simple solution I think.
My guess is your using kitchen or fireplace matches. There are much better quality out there, that light smoothly. I highly recommend three star safety matches. They’re made by Swedish match. Low smell, decent burn and the bod even looks cool.Anyone else notice the piece of match head that always flies off every match when you strike it? They always land on my keyboard or clothes or some other awkward place. Probably not a problem for someone smoking outdoors, or whoever doesn't use matches, but I much prefer wood matches over lighters, and this feature irritates.
But my preferences are neither here nor there. My real question is, does anyone know of a suitable substitute for the match stick ? In other words, something I could light with a Bic or something? Call 'em match blanks, for lack of a better word. I suppose I could just turn the match around...hmmm.
(Manufacturers, take note--assuming there are any that give half a rat's ass about the 37 pipe smokers left that use their product for lighting pipes.)
That's what I feared. It's not the head that shears off; it's a tiny particle that's hot enough to slightly embed itself in plastic. I never noticed it until recently--maybe a year or so ago, which is suspicious. I tolerated it for a while, now it annoys. (Brand is Diamond, with the "Green Light" logo.)
Swedish matches are renowned for being great.I use the cheapest matches I can get here in Sweden occasionally, and they work great. I don't know if it's because they are Swedish, but they work fantastic.
they changed them to make them less dangerous because if you moved enough they could light the whole boxI think there is a difference between matches just in general. I use the strike anywhere matches. After my Mom died, I found a big box of them in her pantry. They were much more substantial. I don't know if burleybreath uses these or the strike on box kind, but the new strike anywhere matches are incredibly cheap...the heads tend to break off even with gentle pressure, in my experience, and they seem to spit off little bits much more easily.
They seemed less efficient to me the one time we had a box in some way that led me to suggest not buying them again, but I just can't remember the specifics of why and we haven't bought them again.i like the green they have less match smell and who has trouble lighting them?
you know I buy it by the brick and one box I got was wonky. Like really thin matches that broke easily. Out of the three bricks I got through in a year that ain't the worst.They seemed less efficient to me the one time we had a box in some way that led me to suggest not buying them again, but I just can't remember the specifics of why and we haven't bought them again.
My guess, too. Lots of reasons I won't use kitchen matches.My guess is your using kitchen or fireplace matches. There are much better quality out there, that light smoothly. I highly recommend three star safety matches. They’re made by Swedish match. Low smell, decent burn and the bod even looks cool.