Calcium Carbide 1lb.

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Calcium Carbide for use in Carbide Lamps and a number of other uses!

We are the #1 Distributor of Calcium Carbide in the U.S.!!

For use in Carbide lamps, blackening of gun sights for match shooting and much much more. HQ Company has been the primary distributor of small quantities of Calcium Carbide for over 25 yrs.

For the highest quality U.S. made Calcium Carbide make sure its from HQ Company!

Now available, 1 lb.(GROSS WEIGHT) can of Calcium Carbide!This one pound of carbide can now be shipped through the postal service without costly Hazmat fees.

 Due to postal service hazmat shipping regulations the gross weight of the calcium carbide and the container cannot exceed 1lb.

***MINERS GRADE*** (Please see above image for reference)

***NET WEIGHT IS APPROX. 13 OZ*** (Calcium Carbide)

***GROSS WEIGHT 1LB*** (Calcium Carbide and Container)



1lb. Cans can only be shipped USPS Ground service because of hazmat regulations.


  • 5
    Calcium Carbide

    Posted by Thomas J. Browne on 4th Apr 2021

    Purchased to power an old sight blackening torch. The old torch did it's thing, after 35 years laying at the bottom of an old pistol box. Good quality crystals.

  • 5
    Good quality product

    Posted by Keith on 12th Jun 2020

    Great product & i would recommend to others.

  • 5
    Amazing timing

    Posted by Angela Alvarado on 23rd Oct 2019

    I purchased this for my daughter. For a science experiment. (Exploding pumpkins) when I ordered the product I wasn’t sure if it would come in time or not.. but it came much faster! Product is perfect!!

  • 4
    I love carbide

    Posted by Obediah Racicot on 14th Apr 2019

    I hadn't realized that carbide could be shipped ground now without an exorbitant charge. I snatched some up to resurrect my old lamps. Just be warned, this is a 1 pound tin, so it will seem small if you are used to 2 pound tins.

  • 5
    Very good and as advertised.

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    I have a small collection of carbide lights and had never found a reasonable supply of carbide so I could use them.. This fit the bill perfectly. When I finish I can inert the can with nitrogen or argon. Thanks for an excellent product and hopefully I will be purchasing more later. The light is much more intense than expected.

  • 5

    Posted by robert on 5th Feb 2018

    the carbide worked well in my miners lamp. i would buy from hq company again