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where to get Strike anywhere matches Answered

their are tons of instructables with strike any where matches, but i dont have any!!! and i cant find a store that sells them! iv tried a hobby store which mostly sells boyscout/ camping stuff they have water proof matches but not strike any were matches iv tried sporting good stores with a second level devoted to camping fishing and hunting but they still dont sell strike any where matches.
so-dose any one know where to get strike any where matches in the US

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

Viva La!Diamond Kitchen Sized Strike Anywhere Matches! (actually I despise the French). I get mine from Albertson's (grocery store), next to the charcol. Always buy Diamond, they are gods amongst matches.

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Strike anywhere
Strike anywhere

Reply 9 months ago

I have a large inventory of all the remaining Penley Strike anywhere matches. I friend of mine sold them for years and made a living at it. Now you can’t sell them on Amazon or Ebay because you can’t ship them legally. I will eventually start selling them at flee market sales. Anyone have any other ideas on selling them. I have been storing them in a climate controlled environment. Sooner or later I will Have to start selling them. There are only about 250 cases left of the remaining inventory direct from Penley. I do have some boxes of Diamond strike anywhere also. My friend was seeing which where the best. He chose the Penley.

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Strike anywhere
Strike anywhere

Reply 9 months ago

They are the kitchen size with 250 per box.

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Filterguy
Filterguy

Reply 2 years ago

Hi im going to vegas and i want to buy the old western matches
I had them when i was a kid and never saw them again.
First time in the USA im comin from New Zealand thanks for the info ill be checking the stores for sure

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Oops, I mean Italians.

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

Reply 13 years ago

It's okay. We all hate the french.

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zieak
zieak

Reply 13 years ago

Well, not all of us. At least not since it became cool to do so.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

I must totally agree with you there.

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

Reply 13 years ago

In the words of the Middle East: FOCF!(Fall Off Camel Funny)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. Wow! That brings back some memories. My Grandmother used to keep a big box of those in the kitchen to light the oven/stove.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Like I said, they aren't the gods of matches for no reason.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

No wonder, there American made!

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BruceB115
BruceB115

2 years ago

In Oregon most grocery stores, hardware stores carry them, but many are the relatively new, 'greenlight' matches. I don't like them. They work, sort of, supposed to be thicker (they aren't), supposed to strike easier (they don't). Some stores still carry other brand/types, you can buy on line, sometime the shipping is pretty spendy, you have to shop around.

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goalkeeper
goalkeeper

13 years ago

please reply.can you get them in scotland or italy?

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BruceB115
BruceB115

Reply 2 years ago

I have lived in Europe, Asia and the ME, and could only find 'strike on the box'. They (SOTB) might be available, but not that I saw.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Swift and swan matches are both strike anywhere, all spars carry swift and most co-ops and spars carry swans aswell, cooks kitchen matches are not strike anywhere, avoid them...

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i make shooting things
i make shooting things

Reply 13 years ago

i dont see why couldnt. try a hardware store or grocery (sp) store. i never been to scotland or italy.

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rtucker3
rtucker3

7 years ago

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-4-Boxes-250ct-Diamond-STRIKE-ANYWHERE-Wooden-Matches-Free-Ship-2-25-/251237141766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7ee68d06
Hope the pic is right!

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BruceB115
BruceB115

Reply 2 years ago

I hear you, especially the new 'greenlight' matches. Supposedly thicker (they aren't), supposedly strike easier, (they don't), I can't figure out who came up with these.... I've ordered Penley 'strike anywhere' and Cartwright 'strike anywhere' and they have been pretty good, not perhaps quite like the old ones you refer to, but good. (The US, by the way, is the only place in the world the makes 'strike anywhere' matches), and ones of any quality are getting harder to find.

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BruceB115
BruceB115

Reply 2 years ago

I say the only place in the world, I have lived in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and only 'strike on the box' are available.

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jm4738
jm4738

6 years ago

Hello, all. I would like to be able to buy matches that actually do strike anywhere, but as of yet, have had no luck in locating any. I have easy access to the Diamond Brand 'Strike Anywhere' matches, and I own many boxes of them. Testing of several matches from each box indicates they are mostly useless as they normally fail to strike on any surface, even on the striking surface provided on the box. I am old enough to remember the real 'Strike Anywhere' match. You could strike them on taught denim material (Jeans), with your fingernail, or on a zipper.
The Diamond brand of 'Strike Anywhere' usually won't, even when tried on the box! If Diamond Brand 'Strike Anywhere' matches are all you have during an emergency I suggest you learn how to make fire from rubbing two sticks together,,, and not the Diamond brand sticks. It should be illegal for Diamond to market a product that will not perform to their own advertised claims.

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FIRE_BUG22
FIRE_BUG22

12 years ago

can you get um in australia

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rtucker3
rtucker3

Reply 7 years ago

This one is still up... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi5vq-YVqrs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYi5vq-YVqrs

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AnnaZed
AnnaZed

Reply 10 years ago

"...This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on depiction of harmful activities. Sorry about that."

Bummer, that seemed like a sort of interesting project.

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rtucker3
rtucker3

Reply 7 years ago

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi5vq-YVqrs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYi5vq-YVqrs

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msteez
msteez

8 years ago

Amazon. Just got a box of the Penley brand for $4.95 with free shipping.

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badbitbucket
badbitbucket

9 years ago

Bimart sells both diamond and penly brands. I highly recommend the Penley matches. they are within an inch of foolproof. which reminds me, I need to head over there tonight to replenish my own supply. here's a web page with search results for "matches":
http://www.bimart.com/results.aspx?srch=matches

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foobaz utne
foobaz utne

9 years ago

Interesting thread. I was hoping to find an alternative to the horrible Diamond red tips. The only possibly better alternative I found is PENLEY brand made in Chile. Sold on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/PENLEY-STRIKE-ANYWHERE-MATCHES-WATERPROOF-/180686968333?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a11c8560d . There is some interesting information there about Diamond brand, especially the newer green tips--don't buy them--and how Penley brand is superior. For now anyway. They may be dumbed down shortly by the manufacturer who bought them out. This guy has the good ones for sale. I have not bought them yet but I think I will try them. They cost more than Diamonds but may be worth it.

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Snibbors
Snibbors

10 years ago

As others have said, there's way to get them but then again, $7 when regular matches are $1? Here, if you need to be able to strike them, carry around the strike side of a small box. Perhaps place it in your condom pocket of jeans. It's easy, and makes you a ton safer.

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peaceamidst
peaceamidst

10 years ago

I live in peoria, Arizona, and I just went to albertsons and bought some. They had the kitchen ones and the penny ones. They were only 99 cents, and yes they are strike anywheres. I found them by the paper plates and plastic cutlery.

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kjdkyle1
kjdkyle1

11 years ago

strike anywhere matches are the ones with the red and white tip

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bullinmarket
bullinmarket

11 years ago

Best Prices on Diamond Strike Anywhere matches<br /><a href="http://www.combattactical.com/diamond-strike-anywhere-matches-10pk-p-20687.html">http://www.combattactical.com/diamond-strike-anywhere-matches-10pk-p-20687.html</a><br />

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mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas

12 years ago

you can get ANYTHING on the internet.

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the_mad_man
the_mad_man

Reply 11 years ago

but WILL it get through customs?

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MurrayC883
MurrayC883

11 years ago

I live in Tampa, FL and i just purchased some this week at Publix by USF. I believe you can also purchase these from diamond's website. If you wish not to purchase online, I suggest emailing Diamond and requesting the names of the closest vendor in your area. By the way Spring is here so that means BBQ's and Memorial weekend is only a couple of day away.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

13 years ago

i get them at the food lion...(grocery store)

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NewJerseyJoe
NewJerseyJoe

13 years ago

Strike-anywhere matches are considered a HazMat item and are prohibited (from shipment or even from purchase) in many states. You can find less-effective versions of them in many camping/outdoors sections, but for outrageous prices. You can still buy the real thing in NY and New England states (try Aubuchon Hardware chain). In OH, you can get them from Lehman's store (the product is not listed in the online catalog). Don't know about other areas of the country. Some sellers carry them as an in-store-purchase-only item. Some places will ship them but are required to charge a mandatory HazMat shipping fee.

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pringelsfan007
pringelsfan007

13 years ago

A quick Goggle search reveals many online resources for the "strike anywhere matches, as well as many complaints as to the inferior quality of Diamond's strike anywhere matches. Safety issues have just about killed them off, OSHA and Political correctness is a terrible thing. One finds them at www.everestgear.com in Ohio and they list them for $6.99 with this instruction: 32 wooden Domino strike anywhere stick matches per box. 10 boxes of 32 matches, now included in this price. NOTE PLEASE PLACE AS AS A SEPARATE ORDER, DO NOT ORDER WITH OTHER ITEMS. THESE MUST SHIP GROUND. NO OVERNIGHT OR PO BOX SHIPMENTS ALLOWED.

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JJrulz
JJrulz

13 years ago

i am having the exact same problem. does any one know if they have these in australia?? or is it just an american thing

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funwithfire325
funwithfire325

Reply 13 years ago

a super maket i buy allll my matchs the they have paper matchs stick matchs strike anywhere matchs gaint mactes extra long matches and lighters and charcoal