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GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel

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  • You can make 20,000 fires with just one GobSpark Armageddon!  - Invented by and sold ONLY by FireSteel.com
  • The FireSteel snaps into the protective Palm Scraper sleeve
  • The GobSpark Armageddon comes in the colors black or bright orange
  • Snap!
  • The metal scraper on the Palm Scraper is made of the same ultra-hardened steel as the FireSteel.com Super Scraper - ensuring you get the absolute best sparks from your FireSteel.
  • Hold the Palm Scraper in the palm of your hand - the best grip on a firesteel scraper ever.
  • The palm scraper works well when you are wearing gloves.  Scrape your FireSteel and get great sparks even when the temperature is -40 below zero!
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 Product Description

Make upwards of 20,000 fires from one GobSpark™!

  • Note: currently only Bright Orange color is available
  • Your choice: Just the GobSpark FireSteel with Handle (no scraper) or you can add the Palm Scraper™(recommended, add $4.99)
  • Lanyard cord is included.

Invented by FireSteel.com to maximize your grip on this large FireSteel, you'll get the biggest most robust gobs of sparks you have ever seen from a FireSteel.

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The innovative GobSpark FireSteel handle is designed for optimal use in all weather, with or without gloved hands.

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The innovative GobSpark Palm Scraper™ is designed to be held tightly in the palm of your hand - especially great when wearing gloves or your hands are very cold

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The Palm Scraper™ slides onto your GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel with a satisfying "Click", protecting your firesteel and making a complete firesteel kit.

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You can wear gloves in cold weather and easily use this FireSteel !

If the ability to make fires is important to you, this is the FireSteel to get.

People are calling our GobSpark Armageddon "the best firesteel in the world".

But don't take our word for it: read the reviews below and decide for yourself.

It's not "just a firesteel".  It's a firemaking system.

The GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel starts with an ulta-unique and proprietary FireSteel handle attached to a big world-famous FireSteel.com Armageddon 3.0 FireSteel.

But there is much more:

  • A BIG, ROBUST firesteel on a Robust Handle - the firesteel is a full 3/8ths-inch in diameter and 3-inches long
  • An innovative handle designed for the firmest grip - even when your hands are cold or wearing gloves.

Add a FireSteel.com Palm Scraper to complete your kit:

  • The innovative Palm Scraper™ handle with an ultra-hardened alloy blade - rave reviews for the shower of sparks it creates when applied to the GobSpark.  Grasp the Palm Scraper handle in the palm of your hand or glove for a great grip even when wearing gloves or your hands are numb from the cold.

Easy to Use with Gloved or Cold Hands

Imagine trying to start a fire with hands numbed from the cold or while wearing gloves. A small blocky firesteel handle may be very difficult to hold onto.

But using a GobSpark™ Armageddon and Palm Scraper presents no problem, even with gloved hands.

I KNOW these work because I use them myself in the Great North Woods, where winter temperatures routinely dip to minus twenty degrees and lower.  No need to remove my gloves to light my fire!  My hands remain toasty warm inside my mittens.

In fact, if the GobSpark Armageddon didn't work, I'd be dead.  How's that for product testing?

Easy to Aim Your Sparks onto the Tinder

To use this special FireSteel Handle (see video below as well as the pictures)

  1. Place the handle in the palm of your hand so that the firesteel lays between your index and middle fingers.
  2. Position your hand palm-down and place the FireSteel Rod next to your tinder.
  3. While holding the firesteel handle tightly, scrape the FireSteel rod hard and fast in one fluid motion

This will produce a massive shower of white hot 5500 degree F sparks aimed directly at your tinder.

The special shape of the handle allows for creative attachment to your belt or gear.

The FireSteel Palm Scraper™

This great piece of FireSteel.com gear securely snaps onto your GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel, serving double purpose as a protective case.  The rectangular shape fits snugly into the palm of your hand or glove, so that you can scrape sparks from your firesteel even with heavy gloves on your hands or when your fingers are so cold you can hardly move them - potentially a life saver when you are freezing cold or wet from an overturned boat etc.

If you already own any one of our FireSteel.com Firesteel and just want the convenience of a Palm Scraper, you can purchase the Palm Scraper separately.

Here is a testimony that came recently came in:

"I teach primitive firemaking to Boy Scouts, showing them all sorts of technologies that don't require a match, some dating back hundreds of years. In the firesteel section, I show them a few cheap versions, and the circle comes in closer. Then I pull out my GobSpark Armageddon and throw a few sparks and they instantly jump back as sparks dance down the picnic table and fall off the other side. Really, REALLY impressive!"    -Mike B

And another:

Posted by SteveG on Mar 21st 2015

"As close to perfection as I've seen in a ferro rod system"

"Nothing compares to these. The real test, with gloves on, half frozen hands, shivering, and in the dark...the Gob Spark is still easy to use and always gets the job done. Typically one strike = fire (if you have done your job and prepared your tinder, of course) Commercial tinder, improvised tinder, even slightly damp tinder, they all light with ease. The big, long lasting sparks are essential for damp, cold environments.

I've demonstrated the Gob Spark in full, brilliant sunlight and still get a "WOW!" from those that see it in action. Gob Spark is the name and giant gobs of sparks are what you get.

But a better testament to just how good this product is: I grab it first, before the Bic and before the matches. It's just that damn good.

I really can't tell how long it will last. I've struck sparks with it several hundred times and it barely shows wear. Sure there are bright streaks and a little flattening of the rounded profile, but that amounts to negligible wear so far. It will last many years for me and probably a lifetime for most.

It is big and the handle makes it bulky, but when your hands are stiff from cold and you are shivering and unsteady, the large handles on the Gob Spark and it's striker make fire starting a simple task instead of a chore.

This is the best of the best."

Thank you, Steve.  You've expressed exactly why I invented the GobSpark!  - Ron.

GobSpark Armageddon™ Specifications

Your choice of:

  • Plain GobSpark Armageddon with no scraper:
    • 4-1/2 inches long (114mm)
    • weight: 1.7 ounces (48 grams)
  • GobSpark Armageddon with snap-on Palm Scraper:
    • 5 inches long (127mm)
    • weight: 2.3 ounces (62 grams)

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* GobSpark, GobSpark Armageddon, Palm Scraper, Armageddon FireSteel and FireSteel Armageddon are trademarks of FireSteel.com.

 Product Reviews

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  1. Perfect

    Posted by Chris on Oct 10th 2017

    Very good system with the palm scraper included. Works great every time.


  2. Best on the Market!

    Posted by waykno on Oct 5th 2017

    I have bought several different brands over the years. Hands down, this is the Cadillac of the bunch. And in this package with the palm scraper, it's all there--protection, convenience, longevity, and looks.
    Note to Rita/9-13---if someone hasn't explained to you, this is not like whittling a piece of wood and some do it just like that. You can carve off material without sparking. Use the scraper (not your knife unless the spine is 90 degrees and made for this as different steels don't make sparks well) . Go down fast and hard. Look at some YouTube vids. You'll see the light and say, "oh." :-D Good luck.


  3. FR

    Posted by Rita on Sep 13th 2017

    When I 1st got it, I tried to get sparks from it. I got as many as the other Ferro Rods; which wasn't many. Then I tried harder and Yes used the blade of my knife and I finally got a big spark from it. Before buying it I saw the YouTube video about it - so I'm just wondering why I don't get a lot of sparks, like the guy in the video and everyone else!!? 1 big spark is better than nothing.


  4. Wasting your time without one....

    Posted by Jon Koble on Aug 22nd 2017

    I have been using a Light My Fire from R.E.I. until I found this product. I first saw Joe Robinet use his on YouTube. I recieved the GobSpark Armageddon 3 days after ordering and was able to use on a backpacking trip. This product performs flawlessly, even for amateur bushcrafters as myself.


  5. Get One!

    Posted by waykno on Jun 14th 2017

    Over the years, I bought firesteels from different sources, some better than others. This site is the BEST. Get off the fence and get a GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel--and add the Palm Scraper too--you will like it!


  6. My new go-to.

    Posted by Quinton A Dulworth on Jun 8th 2017

    Everything about this thing is perfect for practical use. The size of the ferrocerium rod is substantial, but not so big that it's cumbersome. It throws excellent hot sparks without having to be beaten to death with the back of a large sawblade like some of the lesser steels. The ergonomics of the GobSpark handle as well as the Palm Scraper allow me complete control, even having sustained a devastating injury to my left hand a few months ago. I'll never buy another brand of ferrocerium rod again. Thanks firesteel.com!


  7. The Real Deal

    Posted by STEPHEN WALTHER on May 21st 2017

    Definitely produces Gobs of sparks as advertised! Excellent customer service, and fast shipping. Will buy another - IF this one ever wears out, that is! =)


  8. Trust it with your life

    Posted by David on May 19th 2017

    I've been making fire with flint and steel since 1968. About ten years ago, I started using ferro rods as a backup. I have at least one of just about every major brand rod made today. I bought my first FireSteel.com rod about a year ago, and now I won't buy from any other source. This GobSpark Armageddon Firesteel is the best I've seen anywhere.
    Easily trust my life to it.
    It stays with me every day.
    And I'm ordering more for all my kits and bags.


  9. Be prepared

    Posted by Dick on May 5th 2017

    I really like the Gobspark; I will be putting it with our survival gear. You never know when you will be needing it. If you need to go to the mountains there are things you will need to survive:
    1: A good survival tactical knife (Gerber knifes are just great)
    2: Fire starting equipment (Gobspark Armageddon is the BEST)
    3: Water filtration system (Sawyer Mini is great, Life Straw is ok)
    4: Shelter (take a couple of emergency light weight sleeping bags)
    5: Some food if you can (Mountain House and or MREs are good)
    6: First aid (Celox and Steri Strips are crucial, Israeli bandage.)

    You will need to go light, you can't carry a lot of stuff in a "grab and go" emergency situation where maybe your life is on the line.


  10. No Messing around with this

    Posted by Jeff H Canada on May 2nd 2017

    I could not be happier with this purchase. If you are new to starting a fire with a firesteel then this is the way to go. Massive amount of sparks to light your tinder from the get-go until you perfect your technique. Then it gets even better!!
    The grip is fantastic for gloved or cold hands as is the palm scraper.
    As the title of my review states - No messing around with this - or any of the products sold here. They are the real deal!


  11. Best fire steel on the market!

    Posted by Chris on Mar 25th 2017

    This is the best firesteel that I have ever owned. It is very large in diameter and throws a great spark pattern. The case and striker are great quality and being able to protect the ferro rod while in your pack or pocket is useful to the lifespan. I highly recommend this product.


  12. I feel naked without it

    Posted by BIG JOHN on Feb 10th 2017

    I wish I would have found the GOBSPARK ARMAGEDDON sooner! It would have saved me a lot of money and unless somebody knows something I don't, this has got to be the BEST ferro-rod made! Please take my word on this; I have about 15 different ones which are now in the kitchen junk drawer after testing the GOBSPARK ARMAGEDDON. This is the BEST FireSteel I've ever put my hands on!!! I put a bright orange 550 paracord lanyard through the GOBSPARK ARMAGEDDON and PALM SCRAPER handle and it hangs around my neck 24-7. I only take it off long enough to shower. This is definitely top-shelf quality. When my wife gives me my monthly allowance, I guarantee I will be buying a few more. What she don't know, don't hurt. I forgot to mention it only took 3 days to get my order! Please keep up the GOOD work!!!


  13. Hot Stuff!!

    Posted by tdrnkr on Feb 5th 2017

    This is the best fire tool I've ever had. Super fat hot sparks. Just one or two scrapes and FROOM!!!! you got FIRE. I gave it four stars because I believe the Palm Scraper should be included. They are a set but sold separately. Hmm, like buying a yo-yo without the string. I tried to use the steel without the scraper but it was difficult to get sufficient sparks. A piece of hacksaw blade or a piece of file were okay but the Palm Scraper was far better.


  14. Number one firesteel

    Posted by Brian Stickley on Feb 3rd 2017

    The Gobspark Armageddon is the best firesteel I've ever tried.


  15. BEAST

    Posted by Nick on Feb 1st 2017

    This thing is an absolute monster. The ultimate piece of equipment available. Also bought the Ranger, love it too. Smaller and lightweight but still more powerful than anything you've seen. Will be buying back ups. Great company, fast shipping. Mag rods are awesome too. All set up now!

    Thanks FireSteel.com!!!


  16. My 2nd GobSpark

    Posted by James Kuhn on Jan 29th 2017

    Hi, Ron!
    I just received my new GobSpark Ferro Rod in the Mail. Great Turn-around time. It seems like 1st Class Mail is the way to go when dealing with the USPS.

    I didn't order the 'Palm Striker' because I already have one and simply moved my existing GobSpark to my Bark River Knives Sheath with a Ferro-rod 'Cup holder', and the new GobSpark rod goes into the original Palm Striker/Holder, the assembly resides in my 'Bail-Out-Bag' along with a few other items.

    I have used Ferrocerium and Magnesium rods since I was a Boy Scout (I'm 62, now). I carry them with me for emergency fire making; I'm sure many do.

    The GobSpark is the best I've used. There may be something better out there, but I've not used it. So, for me, this is the 'best'.

    Thanks for making a great product priced right!

    Best regards,

    Jim


  17. Easiest I've ever used!

    Posted by MAC on Jan 25th 2017

    I'm former Army, wore the BDU and ACU. I know that dates me but oh well. I've used a lot of ferro rods for camping, sere and otherwise. I have minimal use of my left hand and I can use this product without discomfort or pain. It is one of the best on the market! Thanks and keep up the great work.


  18. The name Nails it!

    Posted by Randy H. on Jan 23rd 2017

    First strike produced a HUGE amount of sparks that started a fire immediately!

    Thanks!


  19. tons of sparks

    Posted by Kevin on Jan 17th 2017

    Just got my GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel and after wiping off the protectant goo I tried it out on a crumpled up paper towel. The sparks are easy to produce and they tend to linger on the object they land on. After a few swipes with the steel my paper towel started smoldering and flames started within a couple of seconds. Very easy in dry conditions. I will be trying it out in damper weather and also with the cotton balls and petroleum jelly. I expect good results. Seems like a great product.


  20. Great for my kids to learn with

    Posted by Jim on Dec 27th 2016

    Bought the orange version for my two oldest kids. They've watched me make fires since they were little, (I was buying from firesteel.com before firesteels were a big thing) but they struggle with the standard rods, even after I've attached a handle. They have no trouble with these. Slim chance they'll lose them either with the bright orange color. I have no doubt, years from now these will still be working as well as on day one.


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