The FireSteel Armageddon™ Series by FireSteel.com are 3/8 of an inch thick.
This FireSteel is the 4-inch long Armageddon 4.0™ FireSteel by FireSteel.com combined with our special Super Scraper, lanyard, and a 3/8 x 3 inch rod made of soft magnesium.
To use the magnesium as tinder, simply scrape a small pile of shavings off the soft magnesium rod. When a spark from the FireSteel hits the magnesium, the magnesium will easily catch on fire and burn at a temperature of 4000 degrees F (2200 °C). This can then be used to ingnite your natural tinder
A big advantage to carrying a piece of magnesium for tinder is that it will not become damp or wet.
Another great combination for starting fires under just about any conditions.
Find out why FireSteel.com is rated #1 by thousands throughout the world!
* Armageddon FireSteel and FireSteel Armageddon are trademarks of FireSteel.com
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Posted by Ratpackis on Mar 2nd 2016
Was looking for a fire steel, magnesium, and scraper combo to upgrade my fire kit. Needless to say, I found it. The scraper is a beast and, when used with the 4 inch rod, throws off some serious sparks; only modification I made was taking the scraper off the paracord and putting it on a small carabiner. I know this little set-up is going to get me a fire when I need one, with minimal effort expended.
For my kit, I use a Condor 4 x 4 pouch. I have 16 cotton cosmetic pads and two bottles of hand sanitizer on one side. On the other, I have a magnesium bar with fire steel in one pocket. In the other pocket, I have the Armageddon and scraper. I also have six AA batteries in the bands, along with a Gerber EVO Jr folding knife, in there.
If you're looking to put together a small fire kit, along with some other essentials, I would definitely recommend this Armageddon package as the item to build it around.
Posted by J.Williams on Jan 3rd 2016
Fits my Cold steek SRK Perfectly. Best ferro rods on market, BAR NONE!
Posted by Nace on Dec 17th 2015
These are great. This is the size and combination I carry in my camping pack. I have larger heavier steels for around the home type use and smaller ones for super small emergency kits, but I like the 4" length of the steel for my regular pack. The longer length and the little more weight to it make a spark very simple to get. I'm often out in environments that don't offer a lot of second chances if I run into trouble, so I'm adding the magnesium to my older kits and buying new kits like this with the magnesium already attached in case I have trouble finding fast tinder. Great sparks from every FireSteel I have, and I have several now. Great service, fast shipping, spend the money and get yourself a FireSteel !
Posted by Steve on Jul 22nd 2015
I now have 3 of the fire steels so I can always have one handy.
They have never let me down. You won't go wrong with any of their products.
Thanks Ron keep up the good work
Posted by Unknown on Feb 5th 2015
They perform very well in wet conditions. I keep mine in my survival bag whenever I'm out camping or hunting. The super scraper works like a charm too!
Posted by Richard on Jan 27th 2015
This is "THE BEST" Ferrocium rod/magnesium combo I've ever tried and I've tried wayyyyyy more than I should have to find a great product! I strongly recommend it.
Posted by Joe on Jan 26th 2015
The company was very pleasant to deal with.
Posted by John on Jan 7th 2015
This thing sends out quite a shower of sparks. Only thing is I wish I had known about the Gobspark and Palm Scraper first, I would have ordered those instead.
Posted by - on Dec 3rd 2014
I have used this firesteel many times since my purchase. It is of excellent quality and produces a hotter and higher quantity of sparks than any of the similar products I have used.
There truly is a noticeable difference between firesteel.com ferro rods and other ferro rods.
The striker, as simple as it is, is a must. It allows better control than the back of a knife blade, and produces a shower of sparks even with other ferro rods.
The magnesium rod works great. I'm not sure if it is the composition of the metal or the cylindrical shape, but it is much easier to scrape shavings than the standard mag block. Using the scraper, you can scrape a quarter sized pile of magnesium shavings in about 1-2minutes. The magnesium burns very well with a spark from the ferro rod.
I will only buy from firesteel.com.
Posted by Bob Wethington I on Nov 30th 2014
First of all I received the package a day or two sooner than expected. Very dependable customer service getting this item out to me.
Second: The shower of sparks were two to three times more the amount of the ones I bought from another company at an earlier date which then I thought was good. No disappointment here.
I haven't checked out the mag rods yet but they half to be good coming from this company. I will give a review at a later time.
Thanks for the quality of the Armageddon 4.0 with scraper and magnesium rod. Outstanding product. I wish I had this in the Corps back when. Will be ordering more for family and friends. Semper Fi.
Posted by Tallen on Nov 12th 2014
I bought the Firesteel Armageddon to have a durable fire starter in my 72 hour bag. I didn't realize I had bought a tiny flamethrower. I AM IMPRESSED. Whatever alien technology Firesteel has come across is superior.
Posted by Alex Nordberg on Nov 6th 2014
Good stuff, throws spark like crazy. Magnesium rod was cut crooked, which has zero affect on how you will use it, just weird.
You will want to throw the lanyard away and make your own. Packaged awesome, wish more company's did that. Only wish I would have bought the bigger one!
Posted by Ben Collamer on Sep 6th 2014
Quality is the best word to describe Firesteel.com
Posted by DanO on Aug 28th 2014
I have tried several other fire starters and they do not give the amount of sparks like this Firesteel...Glad i found this product!!
Posted by Mike on Jun 4th 2014
Great product! Far outperforms other fire starters. Thanks Firesteel!
Posted by Pepe on May 22nd 2014
I don't have any tools to measure the temperature of this fire steel, but in real life test it will light your fire better or at least the same as the best fire steel you have. Magnesium works great too. It arrived very fast on the mail too!!
Thanx for a great product!
Posted by Adam S. on Apr 28th 2014
Got my Armageddon super fast. I was surprised to find it in the mail so soon.
I LOVE THIS THING!!! Will defenantly be purchasing a few more for my other packs and family members.
Posted by Pauline W - Missouri on Apr 19th 2014
Amazing for starting a fire easily. Sure beats matches. My only suggestion is adding another 3 or 4 inches to the lanyard so it will fit over the head. I replaced the lanyard on mine. I'm a woman(past 70)and am never without a FireSteel, I have one in my fanny pack survival and one in my purse. I have also given 5 sets away as gifts - makes a great present!!
Posted by David Bishop on Mar 14th 2014
When occupying the outdoors/wilderness, one must be able to create fire to survive. You can do it the hard way, or you can use the FireSteel Armageddon (the easy way). And having a stick of magnesium just puts the icing on the cake! Magnesium creates its own atmosphere -- it burns under water! So when it really counts and your life is on the line, the FireSteel Armageddon brings it where you need it.
Posted by Kyros on Feb 25th 2014
Just what I needed in my camping kit for starting fires in any condition - tried it out last night 17 degrees and snowing - got a fire started right away!
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