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FireSteel Armageddon 4.0 with Lanyard Hole

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  • Drilling a firesteel lanyard hole requires special equipment to do it safely and neatly.  Let us do it for you.
  • The favorite size FireSteel of many military organizations and survival experts the world over, we've added a lanyard hole for easy carry or attachment to your gear
  • I do not recommend you trying to drill your own lanyard holes into your firesteels - it is very dangerous because the drill bit will produce a huge shower of 5000+ degree sparks!
  • The lanyard holes drilled into our FireSteels are large enough to insert 550 paracord

Need more than 500? Select 500, then go back to the product listing and add as many more as you need. We've got you covered.

 Product Description

The FireSteel Armageddon Series by FireSteel.com are 3/8 of an inch thick.

The Armageddon 4.0 FireSteel is 4-inches long with the addition of a pre-drilled Lanyard hole.

Easily attach one of our world famous FireSteel Strikers or attach the FireSteel to your gear for ease of use and loss prevention.

The Armageddon FireSteel is a favorite of the elite US Army and US Air Force S.E.R.E programs (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) programs that have purchased many hundreds of these FireSteel.com FireSteels for use in training and in actual tactical conditions throughout the world.

This very large FireSteel.com FireSteel is an excellent choice as your everyday carry or placed in your vehicle for use during emergencies or "bugging out".

Capable of starting ten thousand fires or more, you can't go wrong when you choose the Armageddon FireSteel from FireSteel.com.

FireSteel.com makes it easy for large purchases by the Military, Scouts, Group Buys, and ReSellers. 

Find out why FireSteel.com is rated #1 by thousands throughout the world!


  • Size: 3/8 inch diameter by 4 inches long
  • Weight: 1.6 ounce
  • Robust 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions
  • Composition: FireSteel.com ferrocerium rod
  • Special Additions: 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

Get your FireSteels from THE name in FireSteel: FireSteel.com!

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

 Other Details

Weight Comparison:
Approximately 9.6 FireSteel Rods per Pound of Weight

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 Product Reviews

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  1. A great purchase.

    Posted by Nathan on Jun 19th 2017

    Being completely inexperienced with any sort of firesteel I decided to get mine from FireSteel.com based on the recommendation of Joe Robinet.

    After a quick modification to flatten out the spine of my folding buck knife because of it's rounded spine I was easily able to spark up a bundle of dry grass and also a small pile of wood shavings I had just carved off a log.

    Both methods worked great and seeing as I am completely inexperienced and did it with ease I was very impressed with the product.

    A great product from a very professional and friendly business, I highly recommend buying from FireSteel.com!

  2. Great product, awesome company, and superior customer service!

    Posted by M.K. on May 30th 2017

    I too have been hypnotized by all the great reviews. After watching so many videos on Firesteel.com's products, I decided to drink the proverbial "kool-aid" and join up with the masses.

    Don't you know it but, this was one of those rare moments where the "masses" we're ABSOLUTELY CORRECT about their cult like devotion to Firesteel.com!

    After opening and unraveling the carefully wrapped package with a very nice Thank You note attached, I immediately had to go outside and use the Super Scraper and the 3/8"x4" ferro rod to see what the big "hub-bub" was all about.

    I scraped off the black layer and and with the first scrape a brilliantly bright shower of sparks rained down in front of me and from that moment on, I became a BELIEVER!

    The pure volume of sparks, the burn time of the sparks and the heat generated is superior to all of many in my collection.

    But, I think the key to Firesteel.com's secret sauce is not only in their high-quality ferro-rods (you can feel the difference in the "scrape"; it's softer which = better). I also believe it's with their SCRAPERS! They have 6 hardened and sharp 90 degree angled surfaces which easily take off plenty of material off the rod to produce a literal shower of sparks.

    The FireSteel.com Super Scrapers are so good that they can even make your cheapest ferro-rod's performance vastly improve.

    Also the customer service is some of the best. Fast, courteous and knowledgeable about all aspects of the business.

    If you're looking for a ferro-rod, look no further than Firesteel.com!

    Why go anywhere else when the price is just as good or even better than any serious competitor in the market for a product that's simply peerless.

  3. Perfect for EDC pocket carry.

    Posted by Sprague W. on Mar 11th 2017

    While it is not the ideal size for "Survival" or Bushcraft, I gave it 5 stars because I believe its size is for EDC and is still much bigger than the rods you find in camping stores. I have 4 strand paracord looped through the lanyard hole, which I loop around my belt and the rod itself through, it hangs perfectly in my front pocket of my jeans, not quite reaching the bottom so it stays vertical nicely. This has been with me every single day since I've had it, somewhat of a harder steel so you have to apply a bit more pressure. Liked it so much I ordered another for my Dad and the Bunker model for my Bushcraft kit, both are currently en route and am very excited. Nicely done Ron!

  4. Great Product, Great Guy.

    Posted by Sprague W. on Feb 22nd 2017

    Hi all, I had ordered the Armageddon Fire Steel and I have to say I love it! I have it hanging from some 4-Strand Paracord on my belt into my front pants pocket (definitely get one with a lanyard hole). Here in Canada we have nowhere that sells big Firesteel Rods, so I hopped on Ron's site and placed my order. At one point I was worried that maybe it had gotten lost as the tracking didn't move for a while. I sent Ron a email and almost instantly Ron himself had emailed me back with some confidence inspiring words. Needless to say I did indeed get my FireSteel, and a lot faster than I though to boot! When I showed the guy I work with, he knew he had to have one. We will be ordering the big Bunker model soon and I cant wait to toss one in my pack. Great Product, Great Guy, Great Service and they ship to Canada! Will definitely be back and recommend to all my Bushcrafter friends!

  5. VERY pleased

    Posted by John on Feb 5th 2017

    This is my 4th purchase from FireSteel.com. The best I have found. Very fast shipping also.

  6. Great firesteel, superior service

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 4th 2016

    I was very excited to receive one of these as I heard great things about firesteel.com, unfortunately my postal office had lost my package. I called and called them but all I really got was "oh we're sorry, maybe it'll turn up". Well I emailed Ron about my predicament to see if he knew of any solutions. He was very helpful in contacting his postmaster and keeping me in the loop of any updates or possible solutions. In the end the package could not be found but Ron was so kind as to send me another one. I am very very pleased with the service of firesteel.com and super excited about my firesteel

  7. Wow, just wow!

    Posted by Dave on Mar 1st 2016

    This thing throws molten sparks like no other!

  8. first time user, fire first time used

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 1st 2015

    Got the fire steel last night and was ready to give it a try. I have never used a fire steel before so was not sure what to expect, but I was able to get a fire started first try. This fire steel is awesome and look forward to having it in my camping kit to use to start my gas stove, and to get some fires going when needed in the back country. I have the benchcraft bushcrafter and the fire steel fits perfectly in the leather fire steel slot on the sheath. Well worth the money and will buy more when needed from firesteel.com.

  9. Trust this product!

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 10th 2015

    Having been present when lesser quality ferrocerium rods and magnesium bars failed to perform for friends I chuckle, pull out my Armegeddon rod knowing what to expect, strike a shower of sparks at the cotton balls (treated with petroleum jelly) and chuckle again as the cotton ball ignites, usually with the first strike. My brother refers to me as "the fire guy" with a smile but preparation/experience is the key. Those "good deal" rods aren't worth risking a cold night for. With over six decades experience in the outdoors it doesn't take long to weed-out junk quickly. I only use and recommend "ferro" rods from Firesteel.com. Most of my friends now use them as well (at my expense). I have given several of these to friends and keep several stashed away in my kits. Be aware that some chemicals can cause erosion on any ferro rod if in direct contact. I split a plastic straw and cover the rod. Also, a good striker makes a big difference in the amount of sparks given. Ron"s Super Striker works well as does a sharp spine of a knife. I get the most dramatic results from a small carbide-tipped pruner sharpener but it can wear the rod quickly - on the flip side it is a great shaver for making a quick pile of magnesium shavings from one of Ron's mag rods and the tool will also sharpen a knife. One tool - multiple uses. With Christmas coming I expect to place yet another order from Firesteel. Great products, great service and fast shipping!

  10. Great Firestarter

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 11th 2015

    Excellent product. If you can't start a fire with this Firesteel, you need to stay out of the woods!

  11. Simply- The Best

    Posted by Mike on Apr 7th 2015

    The title line says it all. Simply The Best. The best product, the best prices, the best service.

  12. Great Product! Fast Shipping

    Posted by Keith on Mar 31st 2015

    I made my first purchase at firesteel.com and received my Firesteel Armageddon 4.0 with the lanyard hole very promptly. I am planning on creating a custom holder for this steel and look forward to using it.

    The quality is excellent, the shipping was excellent -- I will definitely purchase from Firesteel.com again!

  13. First order and fairly new to Fero.

    Posted by SmokinFlakes on Mar 20th 2015

    After finding as much info about where to find good quality Fero rods I decided to try these. I am not disappointed. These seem to be very high quality. I will probably pick up a few more after I put some use on the ones I got. Even after doing a so-so job of putting a 90 Degree spine on an older knife I had, these are throwing some good sparks. Obviously they shine with a better striking surface.

  14. super sparks!

    Posted by Mike on Mar 17th 2015

    Great product- I buy these, put a nice Ironwod handle on them and give them to friends. Heard nothing but good remarks.

  15. dragon fire!

    Posted by adam on Feb 27th 2015

    Throws large sparks and easy to start fire with. Nice size for a fire kit. Large enough to hold but not too large to be overkill. That said i will probably buy a larger one to keep in another area of my gear just in case

  16. Great product

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 18th 2015

    Very impressed with amount of sparks

  17. Good product

    Posted by Jim on Jan 14th 2015

    It makes good sparks and is nice to have a larger diameter steel. I tried to set the shipping paper on fire with it and almost succeeded. Lol Not appropriate tender but almost worked. Good product.

  18. Something that works every time

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 12th 2015

    If you're using fire steel.com fire steals I wouldn't use any other fire steel

  19. great firesteel

    Posted by corey on Jan 3rd 2015

    I really liked this fire steel. Worked great my daughter used it to and was able to start a fire as well.

  20. I highly recommend this product

    Posted by Vedrfolnir on Nov 27th 2014

    I've used firesteels exclusively for years. These firesteels have replaced all the butane lighters in all my camping gear. The firesteels always work - Year after year. They never leak out. They are limited only by your tinder. They are particularly superb for lighting my coleman stove, or my MS-multifuel, or char-cloth. One strike; fire.

    I do prefer using the FireSteel Scraper - more than adequate, and using the back of your camp-knife is sometimes awkward. A single 8" lanyard between the firesteel and scraper ensure the two are always together.

    I highly recommend this product -- I will buy again.

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