The 3mm Kevlar twisted rope wick makes excellent Fire Eating wicks. They are the easiest DIY fire wicks to make. We use it to make all the wicks on our Fire Fingers, Fire Pastie Tassels, Fire Orbs and Fire Eating Sticks.
This commercial grade, long life Kevlar Fire Wick will withstand temperatures of 343 degrees Celsius (650 degrees Fahrenheit). This is as good as fire wick gets when balancing absorbency, strength and durability.
Our Kevlar Fire Wicks are all asbestos free and non-irritant. They also contain no metallic threads, making them ideal for fire eating and close contact fire tricks.
BEWARE OF IMITATION WICKS such as: COTTON: white and will fall apart after the first burn as cotton is not fire-proof. ASBESTOS: also white, they are fire-proof, HOWEVER, asbestos fibres are a known cause of asbestosis and lung cancer. Used on many fire toys made and sold in Thailand and other parts of Asia. METALLIC BLENDS: look the same Kevlar but contain metal thread. This thread when heated becomes brittle, resulting in sharp metal particles in the wick which break off on contact. This is particularly a problem if you are fire eating or when your skin comes in contact with the hot metal.
TECH DETAILS: Size: 3mm (1/8 inch) diameter. Design: round rope, twisted Kevlar fibre. Heat Resistance: withstands temperatures of 343 degrees Celsius (650 degrees Fahrenheit) Weight: 5g per metre