The FireSteel Survival™ Series by FireSteel.com are 5/16 of an inch thick.
This is the Survival 4.0 FireSteel™ by FireSteel.com with the special Super FireSteel Scraper, magnesium tinder rod, and lanyard. The firesteel rod measures 5/16ths of an inch in diameter and is x 4 inches long. Also includes a tinder 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!
* Survival FireSteel and FireSteel Survival are trademarks of FireSteel.com
Posted by RAM on Nov 14th 2015
Simply an outstanding product! The FireSteel really, truly, produces lots of sparks, and does it easily at that! The scraper has a proper 90 degree edge that works well with the ferro rod. Personally I find that a ferro rod of about 4 inches is the minimum for easy use, but these rods are made in pretty much whatever size you want. I will be buying more of these!
Posted by Minnesota Joe on Jan 27th 2015
Excellent sparks. works like a charm.
Posted by Tim on Jan 23rd 2015
The cheap ferro rods and magnesium on Amazon or Ebay don't work even half as well as this.
Posted by Richard Martinez on Oct 18th 2014
I've tried several different ones in the past, but I must say that this is best I've tried yet. Good soft magnesium, great sparks.
Posted by Phil on Oct 1st 2014
Best sparks from a rod ever.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 12th 2014
Sparks great, the striker is good.
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