M48 Kommando Waterproof Match Boxes/Signal/Striker


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  • 3 waterproof match boxes
  • Signal mirror
  • Magnesium fire striking rod

These waterproof match boxes from M48 Kommando will not only keep your matches safe from water damage, but also anything else that could possibly save your life! They are great for simple first aid kits, fire tinder, survival kits and much more. Each set includes:

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.31 out of 5

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Feb 06, 2016
(5 out of 5)
M48 Kommando Waterproof Match Boxes/Signal/Striker

Does what it's supposed to


Douglas Keatley
Jan 07, 2016
(3 out of 5)
Okay I guess

Not the best. I bought them due to the price, and you get what you pay for. Two of them tighten really well, but the third doesn't tighten hardly at all and then it pops loose. I am also disappointed at how little they hold, might be okay for medicine or something small. I went out to Wal Mart and bought a UCO Match container with 25 waterproof matches and a strike pad on the side.


Thomas Cooper
Dec 05, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Matchbox trio

This was a good purchase. They are small, and lightweight. Waterproof they are. They feature a spark maker, and that is a handy tool. I'm glad I bought them, and plan to put them in my backpack for my next hike.


Nov 29, 2013
(5 out of 5)
4 bucks could save your life.

Once you get through the outside coating, this sparks just fine, used my SCHF9, the Hibben Alaskan and my Leatherman Wingman. All gave a nice shower of spark. Used the Wingman, Dryer lint with Petroleum Jelly and with the second strike there was fire. To my shame, truth be told It was my first time starting a fire with a striker. Being a smoker I always have a way to get my nicotine. This could not have been more simple. I held this underwater for 3 minutes and no leaking. The pouch on the Schrade holds 2 of these. one is going to be filled with lint and jelly and I haven't decided what the other holds yet but I do know they are both going to be there!


Angelo Milella
Nov 05, 2013
(5 out of 5)

These are a handy way to store your camping and survival matches. They are waterproof, and, are very easy to use. A great value.


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Sep 12, 2013
(5 out of 5)
I love these things.

I love these things. A little short for matches, but I just trim them a little. Holds out the river water if it my EDC bag or Hiking pack takes a dump. Economical too.


Sep 06, 2013
(5 out of 5)
A must-have

At least one of these full of matches belongs in every bugout bag. They have a neoprene washer to keep everything dry inside. They're especially handy for keeping pills high and dry on camping trips and emergencies. I have a half-dozen and will probably get more.


May 31, 2013
(4 out of 5)
ok match box

I got these because of the mirror in the lid. The ones I got are water resistant at least and have not yet been checked for water proof. My son really liked it due to the M48 logo and liberated two from me. I think the mirror would be a good back up and the flint on the bottom will shoot a hot enough spark if it goes into a vasoline cotton ball. I wouldn't use either as a primary, but feel they would be better than nothing. I will probably include a pack when ever I need to round out an order. Very useful.


May 27, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Not bad.

First, great little kit builder for bug out fire, meds, fishing etc. Second, the striker on the bottom is not for matches, scrape a knife or screwdriver blade down it and you should produce a lovely shower of sparks. one of the three filled with dry soft tinder and boom fire!! I will be getting a few more soon.


Sgt Rhodes
May 22, 2013
(3 out of 5)
OK box

As a match box, they're good, no issue with the waterproof gasket on mine. The magnesium rod will produce tiny sparks but it's too small (size of pencil lead) and too short (just over half inch) to create a usable spark. The signal mirror is also small so signaling distance will be short. I don't think the "bells and whistles" add value to the inexpensive yet quality match box!


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