The FireSteel.com Mini FireSteel a popular FireSteel ideal for ultra small survival kits where you want a reliable means of making sparks to start fires that fits a minimum of space.
Don't let our Mini FireSteel fool you - it makes plenty of sparks to start a fire when you need one because it is made of the same special ferrocerium formula used by its larger FireSteel.com FireSteel relatives.
This Miniature FireSteel is just 3/20 of an inch thick and 2 inches long. This FireSteel.com FireSteel is about as thin and short as you can go yet still give a good shower of sparks for firemaking.
Posted by Steve on Aug 31st 2013
Small but works as well as a large rod. Inexpensive to have available anywhere you can think to store one for that rainy day.
Posted by Gene McCallister on Aug 30th 2013
A must have in your backpack for hiking, fishing, and camping. I have purchased several times for the BSA (Scouts) for their merit badge. Also great storage in a water tight pill bottle with your tender. A great product and price!
Posted by Unknown on Aug 12th 2013
This product works great.. starts fires. I put it on a keychain. Just amazed how quick the product was delivered! NH to TX - less than 2 business days .
Posted by Unknown on Aug 6th 2013
Great product at a great price.
Posted by Larry in Arkamsas on Apr 15th 2013
I just received the firesteel mini. I have already used them in paracord bracelets. Expect another order real soon.
Posted by Unknown on Apr 8th 2013
Awesome size for sticking in a paracord stealth and integrating it into a paracord bracelet or tactical belt
Posted by DaveInIowa on Mar 21st 2013
Shipping is wicked FAST!
Posted by Exploring the Outdoors on Mar 1st 2013
We are an outdoor education non-profit group and are using these as part of a fund raising project. THey work great and are compact and easy to carry.
Posted by Unknown on Feb 14th 2013
We purchased these to put into small survival tins for our children. We have went to great lengths to teach them how to use them properly and they are extremely good for those small kits!
Posted by ASM Burkhart, Troop 761 on Feb 5th 2013
I've carried a miniature ferrocerium rod wrapped in a cotton ball and masking tape in my wallet for years. It has been quite handy several times. When I recently bought a GobSpark Armageddon, I went ahead and got several FireSteel miniatures to give to new Boy Scouts when they joined our Troop, so they could add it to their "10 Essentials" pack. I was so impressed with how much better they were than the one I'd been carrying, that I replaced my old one with a new one. It's GREAT!
Posted by Brian on Feb 1st 2013
For the size of this firesteel, it still does a surprizingly great job! It's in my altoid tin kit. They fit really well. You could even go up a size or two and still fit well.
Posted by Ray Kirk on Jan 15th 2013
I am a repeat customer and have had very good success with these small firesteels.
I use the three small sizes to attach to wood to make them almost unbreakable. When attached to a striker with a thong, every thing you need to start the fire is together. I also wrap them under the paracord handles on some of my knives for emergencies and have a striker notch on the butt of the knife to keep from ruining the cutting edge.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 14th 2013
Super fast shipping, excellent product
Posted by Mike Allegany Co NY SAR Team Leader on Jan 9th 2013
I gave the smaller FireSteel a 4 but NOT because I'm dissatisfied with it. I'm a 1/2 x 4" FireSteel "Junkie!" I am sending my Ethan Becker BK-2, BK-9, and BK-11 knives to a machine shop to have the topside of the tangs machined to inlay / industrially bond the smaller FireSteels to them as a permanent
"last best option"for Survival Firecrafting. The knives are ALWAYS with me so I'm spending a little more to insure that a fast, dependable means of starting an unplanned survival campfire will always be with me as well. I will submit a photo of the finished product to FireSteel.com for anyone that might be interested in it.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 7th 2013
I received my product very quickly and I am very satisfied
Posted by Hampton on Dec 13th 2012
Great product, arrived quickly, so much better and cheaper than buying something else and breaking the handle off. Will fit in any kit
Posted by Unknown on Dec 12th 2012
These are absolutely the best size on this website if you want to make sure you always have a reliable fire starting method. They are perfect to place inside a strand of paracord or even put in the stock of a .22.
They fit just about everywhere, and for the price there's no reason not to buy a bunch and put them in all your jackets bags kits and other assorted gear items.
Posted by Stone on Dec 7th 2012
Just got both mini steels and the work excellent! Once you get this little beast going it just rains sparks where you need them the most! I had no trouble holding it, despite its size, and it fits excellent in my Survival Capsule. Thanks!
Posted by blaze on Nov 13th 2012
Perfect size to place in a paracord zipper pull. That way you can have access to fire on all your gear.
Posted by Carl on Jul 23rd 2012
It's bigger than expected(because we don't use inch as units). Though small, the spark is BIGGER than any one I bought before!!
A little bit hard to hold, but great for small packs.
All prices are in USD.