Q1: What type of fuel should I use?

Answer: Butane is the only fuel we recommend be used with the Mini-Saber. It is critical that the butane bottle you use to refuel the Mini-Saber meets the following requirements:

-It must contain AT LEAST 6 times refined butane. This is the industry standard for butane fuel. A bottle from a well known brand might contain 6 times refined fuel and might not say it on the label. Using butane that is less refined can lead to clogging of the Mini-Saber's fuel system.

-A plastic refueling nozzle, 3mm in diameter. Refueling nozzles of different diameter, and metal nozzles will NOT work. Using the wrong nozzle will lead to the problem highlighted in the answer to Q2.

Q2: I have refilled my Mini-Saber, but it won't turn on. What's happening?

Answer: First, make sure it's not locked, and check if when you press the button you can hear gas coming out.


Mini-Saber Lock


If you can't hear any gas coming out, please double check that the butane bottle meets the requirements for refueling highlighted in the answer to Q1. Using the incorrect butane bottle will lead to the gas not entering the fuel cell of the Mini-Saber and escaping into the air.

If you can hear gas coming out of the Mini-Saber, or the butane bottle you are using meets the requirements in Q1 and it still doesn't work, contact us at support@hacksmithretail.com


Q3: Is that an exposed wire on top of the Mini-Saber?

Answer: No, there are no batteries in the Mini-Saber. What you see on top of the Mini-Saber is a Piezo igniter. It generates a spark using static electricity. The electric discharge from that spark equals that of a shock you get from the static electricity generated by wearing winter clothing. It is harmless. 


Q4: Does the Mini-Saber come with fuel?

Answer: No. National and international shipping laws prohibit the shipping of fuels and other flammable/explosive materials through couriers and the mail.