What Are Bengal Match

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Kimalot

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Jul 11, 2014
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OK so i was talking to my grandad other night talking about how to light fireworks, he said to me he used to use Bengal match and he wasn't sure if these was for sale any more. what are these and can you still buy them? if any one can answer.
 

zephieish

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Theyre like a bigger more impressive version of a normal match, where just the head is dipped on a match, a bengal match will be dipped a lot more so that more of the stick is coated. They give off more of a flare I suppose, than a normal flame.

You can still buy them, but not on their own, you can buy them in indoor firework packs etc.

Also the "army" version of matches are almost identical to bengal matches :)
 
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gaz

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We mainly use portfires to light fireworks or trusty blowtorches.

But here is a picture of bengal match.

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This is mage showed up with a few others, virgin have blocked the website. or i would have posted.
 
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