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FireSteel Bunker 5.0 with Lanyard Hole

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  • Put this full-size Bunker FireSteel in your bunker and never worry about starting a fire again!
  • FireSteel.com FireSteel lanyard holes are large enough for a 550 paracord lanyard.
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  • Our Lanyard Holes are neatly drilled dead center.  Very difficult to do without the proper equipment and expertise.

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 Product Description

The FireSteel Bunker Series by FireSteel.com are 1/2 of an inch thick.

The Bunker 5.0 FireSteel is 5-inches long into which we have neatly drilled a lanyard hole.  This hefty FireSteel.com FireSteel now comes with a pre-drilled lanyard hole so that you can attach one of our world famous FireSteel.com FireSteel Scrapers for ease of use when making sparks for your fire.
The Bunker FireSteel is a good addition to preparedness caches; its huge size guarantees the ability to start many thousands of fires come hell or high water.

Put a Bunker FireSteel in your bunker and never worry about starting a fire again!


  • Size: 1/2 inch diameter by 5 inches long (12.7 x 127mm)
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces (100 grams)
  • Robust 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions
  • Composition: FireSteel.com ferrocerium rod
  • Special: Pre-drilled lanyard hole


  • Genuine FireSteel.com FireSteel.
  • Enough FireSteel to make many thousands of fires.
  • Huge robust sparks that you expect from a FireSteel.com FireSteel
  • Easy to use and very safe (Common sense required when using any firemaking gear).
  • Premium FireSteel.com firesteel formula that takes your firesteel firemaking to a whole new level
  • 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions

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 * Bunker FireSteel and FireSteel Bunker are trademarks of FireSteel.com

 Other Details

Weight Comparison:
Approximately 4.3 FireSteel Rods per Pound of Weight

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 Product Reviews

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  1. Spark Monster

    Posted by Taylor on Apr 28th 2018

    Bought this firesteel a week ago for a camping trip I just finished up. Thought about getting one of the cheaper Light My Fire ferro rods but went with this guy after hearing great things about Firesteel.com rods. Mostly from Joe Robinet. I was not disappointed. This thing throws sparks like a flame thrower. And the size of it makes it super easy to handle. Firesteel.com has won me over. No other ferro rod brands after this. Great job guys!

  2. Always have one

    Posted by Doug on Mar 21st 2018

    This is my 3rd order with firesteel.com, love their products! I already had one of these 1/2"×5", just "needed" another. This one is going into my new Self Reliance Outfitters bottle cooking kit. THE BEST FIRESTEELS!

  3. As described, Arrived promptly

    Posted by Rocky on Jan 2nd 2018

    The black stuff rubs off on your hands and clothes, but it washes off easily.

  4. Going into it's 5th year.

    Posted by Willie on Dec 8th 2016

    I got the Firesteel bunker over 4 years ago along with a couple of magnesium slabs, a magnesium rod, a couple of scrapers and two chunks of fatwood. I went nuts with this thing, making dozens of small fires and generally scraping the daylights out of it. After that I calmed down a bit and now only use it when lighting fires camping or hunting for just for a bonfire. I even light my charcoal grill with it. Even after years of use, I would say it still has 80% of it's material remaining. It's a little oval, but still thick and sparks like new. The scraper is a super valuable tool to have with this, it works fantastic for scraping a piece of fatwood into shavings for tinder, it shaves their magnesium blocks and rods very well and really makes a shower of sparks with the bunker. Their magnesium is REAL magnesium. It is soft, shaves very easily and burns better than even the genuine Doans GI issue mag fire starters. Don't even get me started on the crap the chinese sell as magnesium, you can't shave that stuff or light it with anything less than a blowtorch. What I do with the bunker to light a fire is make several bundles of twigs starting out with the very fine twigs at the tips of dead limbs (the size of match sticks) and work up bundle by bundle from there. I take a piece of bark, use the scraper to scrape a small pile of fatwood shavings (I'm still on the original piece by using this method) onto the bark, stand the bunker vertically with the end at the edge of the shavings, and stroke the scraper down the length of the rod in a smooth motion. You don't need to dig into the metal like the idiots on survival shows do, just scrape firmly down the length and it will shower sparks into your fatwood, which almost always lights on the first scrape. Then I hold the bundle of fine twigs over the burning fatwood until it ignites, lay it down on the bark and start adding larger and larger bundles as the last one gets going. Work every time for me. I grew up with kitchen matches in a Marbles match safe, but kitchen matches are such low quality now that you need something that is more reliable. If you have a firesteel bunker, a scraper and a piece of fatwood and/or magnesium, you never have to worry.

  5. Best Firesteel I have ever founder anywhere...

    Posted by Michael Williams on Jun 24th 2016

    I have been a customer of firesteel.com since 2015 and have bought the 1/2" by 5" Bunker & the 3/8" by 6" Armageddon. the Gobspark Ranger w/striker which I also bought the magnesium rod that I placed on my neck knife. And 2 Gobspark Armageddon w/striker handle that I gave as gifts. Which are all awesome....I do not buy firesteels from anywhere else. These firesteels are all top notch. I am a customer for life and I tell all my friends to buy all their Firesreels here. Strike any of these firesteels and enjoy the fire works of sparks.

  6. Best fire steel ever

    Posted by Joe on May 9th 2016

    This steel is not small nor is it light. How ever this big hos is the boss. They baby throws out sparks like a firework. This baby will last over and over again. The larger / thinker size makes it so easy to handle summer / winter. Firesteel.com has the best products I have tested and seen. I have been a customer since 2013 and never looked another way. I would also recommend getting a scraper from here. These steel are the best product you can ever use.

    This steel is by far my favorite and I highly recommend one for every bag / bugout kit you have.

    Thank you Ron for a superior product and the best service on the internet.


  7. Not all ferro rods are created equal!

    Posted by Justin Branham on Nov 12th 2014

    I've had experience with numerous ferro rods from numerous manufacturers. I can without a doubt say that my five inch bunker outperforms any that I currently own. Some ferro rods require tremendous amounts of pressure, even from a hard 90 degree edge. My bunker gives me a bright shower of hot hot hot metal. The thing is money, firesteels.com was awesome as well.

  8. Excellent steel and many Large sparks

    Posted by John Ray on Sep 22nd 2014

    Excellent.I would recommend this fire steel to any one.John Ray

  9. now i have 3 of these

    Posted by ab on Feb 13th 2014

    I had one that I used all the time, and ordered 2 more so I can have these in different packs and camping set-up's,for day hikes and long treks. They are the real deal and then some. the bigger the rod, the bigger the shavings, the faster you get a bigger spark/fire. It's a no brainer - there is no way you can be disappointed in this rod. If you are, then you don't know how to use it properly.

  10. Overkill Works for Me!

    Posted by Bryan D. Poff on Feb 11th 2014

    It is safe to say that this firesteel is huge by comparison to most on the market. However, I was specifically looking for a firesteel of this length so that I can cord wrap it and still have a usable span of firesteel.

  11. Fire by Friction

    Posted by Robert on Dec 23rd 2013

    The fun way to make fire by friction.
    Works like a charm.

  12. Great size!

    Posted by Craig on Dec 7th 2013

    I wanted to get myself one, all round, firesteel to carry with me while hunting, camping and backpacking. This one is the perfect size and will last me for a very long, long time.

  13. This one will LAST!

    Posted by Adam on Nov 6th 2013

    WOW! What else can I say? This thing is a beast. I don't know if I will ever be able to use this one up. With a proper striker this thing throws a shower of sparks the likes of which I have never seen. The hole is perfectly drilled, and fits standard 550 cord perfectly. With the speed of the shipping and the quality of this product, I will become a repeat customer!

  14. One of the BEAST!

    Posted by ous216 on Nov 1st 2013

    This thing is huge! It's make me feel secure if the power ever go out for a long term. I like the fact that there is already a hole for the lanyard so I don't have to do anything to it, or wasted the part that I have to make the handle to it, in this way I can use the whole thing. I would get a few more just in case. Highly recommended.

  15. Great firestarter

    Posted by JD on Sep 30th 2013

    At first I had my doubts. It seems that the first few strikes may not work so well maybe because of the coating it initially comes with or maybe it took me a couple learning tries. However, now that I have been using it more, it is throws lots of spark and works very very well. I got the .5" by 5" so I hope to be using this for an extremely long time too. I am very satisfied with my purchase

    Note from FireSteel.com - our firesteels come with a thin protective coating. Typically it takes a couple of scrapes to remove this coating, after which the sparks will fly!

  16. As good as it gets

    Posted by Adam S on Sep 9th 2013

    lots of hot sparks, off the back of my fixed blade knife. It's big, should last a life time.

  17. Truly Amazing.

    Posted by Monstuhr on Aug 29th 2013

    I bought this with an extra super scraper. This gear is honestly the best I have ever found. Nice camo paracord lanyard, and I am massively happy with this purchase.

  18. What a BEAST!

    Posted by Benjamin L. Taylor on Jun 22nd 2013

    This thing is a beast! Throws molten hot sparks like a champ! I've been using it for a few weeks now and I'm thoroughly impressed.

  19. More of a club than a rod!

    Posted by ab on May 6th 2013

    If a baseball ball and a flamethrower had a baby, then this is what it would look like. wow. I'm not sure how anybody could ever wear this thing out. i love it!

  20. One for the bag

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 17th 2013

    The Bunker is large enough not to require a handle to be comfortably used, and will last an indeterminable amount of time.

    It's peace of mind having fire in all conditions made even more peaceful by knowing it won't wear out in your lifetime unless you are Rooster Cogburn.

    These Firesteels are the best offered anywhere.

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