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GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel

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  • The GobSpark Armageddon comes in the colors black or bright organge
  • FireSteel.com FireSteels work even when wet.  No matter what the weather, you'll get big robust sparks from our FireSteels
  • FireSteel.com is THE name in FireSteel
  • 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
  • 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 $5.49)
  • 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.

firesteel handle

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

firesteel with gloves

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

firesteel with gloves

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 FireSteel Handle attached to a big World famous FireSteel.com 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.

And you can choose a great FireSteel Scraper:

  • The innovative Super 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. Hows 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 American-made 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 a GobSpark Armageddon or just want a Palm Scraper, you can purchase the Palm Scraper separately.

Here is a testimony that came recently came in:

"I teach primative 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:

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

Posted by SteveG on Mar 21st 2015

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)

 

Related FireSteel Products

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

 Product Reviews

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  1. Spark explosion

    Posted by THOMAS ENGLISH on May 13th 2015

    I have used the gob spark firesteel for the past two years to start fires in all kinds of conditions from dry to wet and soaking. The gob spark has never failed me. If one does their preparation for fire making the gobstart will do its job. Count on this to perform as if your life depends on it. It just may be the case. I'm still here and this is the only firesteel I carry. I am ordering more as I have given my other two GobSparks to friends who now have a product worth carrying.


  2. Excellent

    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2015

    A great big huge fire steel with tons of hot sparks. The striker is # 1 also!


  3. Works for me every time.

    Posted by Rusty on Apr 17th 2015

    This ferro rod hasn't failed me yet. Big size makes it easy to use. ,I love this big thing which worked great for me when it was real cold out..


  4. gobspark Armageddon

    Posted by Sean Antill on Apr 15th 2015

    Excellent tool for fire starting works very well excellent shower of spark's like the ergonomic design of the hand great addition to any outdoor gear


  5. Gobspark is right!

    Posted by tower on Mar 29th 2015

    Go spark is an apropos sobriquet for this item as it showers gobs of sparks on its target. The Palm scraper is extremely sharp and seems like it is far too hard to ever dull. The rod and striker fit together quite snugly so no worries of one losing the other. In case you are wondering, No, there is no free space in the palm scraper for tinder. It is all filled by the mischmetal.


  6. Excellent Product!

    Posted by GT on Mar 27th 2015

    Ok so I haven't used a fire steel in years, about 30 years actually. I did a lot of researching and looked at a lot of reviews before deciding on this one for price and recommendations.

    First strike caught a piece of tinder immediately! definitely ordering a couple more as gifts.


  7. Great product.

    Posted by Jessica on Mar 22nd 2015

    Purchased for my husband as a gift. Works very very well. No problem using it out of the box. Very impressive. Will be purchasing more for our emergency kits.


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

    Posted by SteveG on Mar 21st 2015

    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.


  9. These are the best

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 13th 2015

    I'm currently on my 2nd. I think the Gobspark spits out more magnesium per strike than the Magnum. Even while you are missing with the Gob you are building up magnesium particles in the tinder that will ultimately aid in the ignition and kindling processes.

    Also, the Gob fits the cylindrical firesteel holder a lot of Kydex/Plastic type sheaths.


  10. Agree with everyone else...

    Posted by BLH on Mar 6th 2015

    Just as everyone else says... the name of this product says it all. You really do get gobs of sparks. Actually, rather than "gobs of sparks", you basically get basically a so many sparks it is like a mini-blast of a torch.

    WELL worth the money.


  11. One Strike Light

    Posted by B. on Feb 24th 2015

    I generally use coffee filters as tinder. They are light and the raised sides give some wind blockage. To the point, it usually takes a few strikes of the flint to ignite the filter with magnesium shavings from that type of fire starter, but they are reliable.

    After I received my GobSpark Armegeddon I just had to try it out on a coffee filter. One strike and it was lit! I like it!


  12. best one ever

    Posted by dude on Feb 24th 2015

    There is no equil!!!!!!!


  13. Spark-Ageddon

    Posted by Matt on Feb 19th 2015

    I've tried other products; this one is the best! This throws huge glowing sparks just like the videos. I created the exact same shower of sparks. The size of the rod and striker are very well thought out. Great name. Great product.

    I will order more!


  14. Gobulicious

    Posted by schedvi on Feb 18th 2015

    Received the Gobspark in the mail. Step 1: Took the Gobspark out of the box and gave it a few swipes to clear the protective coating. Step 2: Gave it a few swipes and was amazed at the gobs of sparks that danced around in the basement wash basin. Step 3: Grabbed a cotton square and smeared a small dab of vaseline at the corner. Step 4: aimed the Gobspark at the cotton square and with ONE SWIPE ignited a blaze that would have started any tinder in a heartbeat. Short of a bic lighter (which, let's face it, is not really fun or interesting when used to start a fire), it simply doesn't get any easier than this!!


  15. Sparks Galore

    Posted by Sharp Stick on Feb 17th 2015

    GobSpark with Palm Scraper worked as advertised. It easily produced more sparks than all the other devices I possess. The young boys I was demonstrating it for also loved it. Using it they were easily able start fires with char cloth, cotton balls, tinder, etc. And as other reviews mentioned the steel striker worked very well on the other ferrocerium rods.

    I like the large handles, bright orange color and lanyard (though I'll make it longer).


  16. GobSpark Great!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 4th 2015

    This fire steel definitely puts out gobs of sparks!


  17. Awesome Fire Starter

    Posted by Sean King on Feb 3rd 2015

    The Gobsparks is one of a kind. I have several fire starters and this became my "go to" fire starter. The Sparks created are hot and long burning which gives your tinder bundle time to ignite. Absolutely love this product.


  18. Tremendous Fire Starter

    Posted by Robert on Feb 2nd 2015

    This is my 2nd gob spark: one for my duty bag, the other for my POV. I cannot begin to tell you just how tremendous this fire steel is. The name is certainly appropriate, as it puts out gobs of sparks with very little effort. If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you really needed to start a fire but haven't the skill or resources to get one going, you would definitely have a sincere appreciation for this gem of a tool. The shower of sparks it rains down on a bed of dry tinder will have your fire up and going in no time. Try one out; you'll be glad you did.


  19. Fantastic

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 23rd 2015

    This device throws a shower of sparks and lights our tinder with ease.
    Will make sure my Firestarter is always nearby.


  20. The GobSpark Rod

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 23rd 2015

    The Gob Spark rod works right out of the box with out any flaws. I am using several of these rods to teach Boys & Girl Scout and well as SAR team with them.


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