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GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel

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  • The GobSpark Armageddon comes in the colors black or bright organge
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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
  • 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.

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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 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. Can't miss fire steel

    Posted by Rick on Jan 14th 2016

    Ordered my first one about 3 weeks ago. Liked it so much I ordered 3 more. Remember 1 is none and 2 is one. Have back ups! Perfect size for a long lasting go to fire steel. Amazing shower of hot sparks to ignite any tinder usually in one throw. Now have one in every bag for wife and I both. I also add a smaller scraper to this item. Now all my fire steels usually run two scraper to them. Both fire steel.com scrapers also work great at scraping magnesium and fat wood shavings. I own and test many different brand fire steels and have found fires teel.com ferro rods to consistently throw the best shower of sparks. I don't know exactly how they do it but they're ferro rods are absolutely the best.

  2. The Greatest

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 24th 2015

    I have ordered several of the Gobspark Firesteels and I absolutely love them. I always orders few at Christmas time to give as gifts and they are always appreciated.
    Personally, I carry one daily in my pocket. They have never let me down. I can count on it for a fire as long as I have the right kindling.
    They throw out a great deal of sparks and the sparks are very hot. Seldom do I have to hit the striker twice. I will never own another brand and I highly recommend them.

  3. Great

    Posted by Nace on Dec 17th 2015

    These along with every other product I've ordered from Firesteel.com is great. I've owned several other brands of steels and I don't even think of buying another brand anymore. I like the bright orange color of these to hopefully help find it if I drop it, and the bigger handles. I have several of these, and try to keep them in every winter coat/bibs that I wear.

  4. Better than any other

    Posted by Mike on Nov 11th 2015

    I have several different brands of fire starters and this one is the best by far. The handle design is excellent and I added the Palm scraper. They snap together making a great setup for packing. The sparks thrown last longer, are bigger and seem to be hotter. I've already had requests to "borrow" mine, so I guess I need to order a couple more for friends.

  5. Makes Better Scouts

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 31st 2015

    I am a ScoutMaster and when I arrived, boys in the troop would use all sorts of things to get fires going (matches, lighters, bug spray, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, etc.). I've been using my Armageddon to show them the proper way of starting a fire. The firesteel is excellent - and allowed them to see that, with proper setup, it doesn't take all of those concoctions to get a fire going. It's easy to get cotton balls going with almost any firesteel, but the Armageddon throws nice big, bouncy sparks that last long enough to get many different natural materials going. A good firesteel, and natural tinder are all that you need.

  6. Lives up to its name

    Posted by Al on Oct 27th 2015

    My order was shipped and delivered by the USPS in a timely manner for a fair price. I have only used this once. I lit newspaper to start some charcoal for grilling. It took a few scrapes to remove some coating to expose the shiny metal. I made a couple of scrapes getting some decent sparks, but when I scraped at the perfect angle and speed, it created GOBS of SPARKS. I could hear chunks of burning metal sizzling on the paper. I haven't had many firesteels, but the Gobspark Armageddon puts them all to shame. I highly recommend it

  7. The superman of fire steels!

    Posted by Rick on Oct 25th 2015

    I'm a disabled Veteran and lost the use of my thumb on my right hand, along with other limited mobility in the hands due to diabetic nerve damage. This GobSpark Armageddon is designed perfect for my disabled hands.

    The large handle solves the problem of having to pinch the fire steel with my bad hand. Instead, I just slip it between my fingers and grip tight. Also the palm scraper is large enough for me not to fumble with that as well.

    Since receiving the product I've been successful in getting sparks thrown to start a fire.

    It truly is a great design for anybody with disabled hands.

    Thank you, Ron! You've made an old Marine feel useful again!


    Posted by Matt on Oct 22nd 2015

    The Gobspark Armageddon firesteel is the real deal. Lots of red-hot sparks on every strike. Easy to use and the ultimate in reliability. I have one in my survival kit, hunting pack and truck and I plan to get more.

  9. Use Firesteels? This one is the Cadillac.

    Posted by waykno on Oct 16th 2015

    I have bought Ron's firesteels for years. This Armageddon with the palm striker is a complete kit. Snaps together and has paracord to keep them that way. It does the job--primo. You'll like it.

  10. Simply The Best

    Posted by Chris Bastian on Aug 25th 2015

    I have tried 4 other makes of fire steels and thought they were all pretty much the same. Then a friend showed me his Gobspark Armageddon Firesteel and what I saw was amazing. The other steels worked but took more effort and concentration; two commodities you may not have an abundance of in an emergency situation. One push on the Gobspark produced lots of hot sparks that burned far longer than the other guys. I spend a lot of time in the back country and it is very reassuring to know that my firesteel will work the first time, every time. The optional palm scraper is also the best striker I have used thus far. It is easier to control and direct sparks with this striker and much easier to use when your fingers are numb from cold. I am not a trained survivalist but I know an exceptional product when I see it. I have three, one attached to each canteen that I use and I never go into the woods without one. Couple a great product with some of the best customer service I have experienced and you have a real winner.

  11. Great Product and Great Customer Service

    Posted by Vince on Aug 4th 2015

    A little research should reveal that this product is tops. I purchased the Armageddon and cannot believe any other fire steel can match it - you cannot go wrong with it. I had questions requiring contact and found the customer service to be stellar.

  12. The Gobspark is the best Fire starter on planet Earth.

    Posted by Lee w. on Jul 28th 2015

    I use the Gobspark to light fires all the time, camping hunting or just messing round. It has NEVER failed no matter the weather or conditions. Trust me this is the fire starter you need. Super hot sparks anytime.

  13. awesome sparks.

    Posted by brian on Jul 12th 2015

    This is the real deal. With the palm scraper it is the best i have seen. Works first strike - every time. Get one. Or get 5 like i did. You won't regret it.

  14. Best on the Market

    Posted by T Haigler Lexington, NC on Jul 12th 2015

    I wanted to thank you for the fast delivery and the excellent product the GobSpark Armageddon. I am very happy with the results, I was impressed with how easy and simple it was to get a fire started. What I used is what we have plenty in the south : Cedar trees.

    I was lucky to have had uncles when I was growing up that that taught me how & what to look for in making fires. I started my first fire with bark strips from a cedar tree. What I did was slowly peel away strips of the outside bark with 2 fingers. The process took less than a minute. I then rolled all the bark in a small ball and ground it up in the palm of my two hands. After I had a tight ball with some light resin, I fluffed it up and placed it on a small rock. Within 6 or 7 strokes on the FireSteel the bark was on fire. We also had a very slight steady wind and I had no problems what so ever on getting a fire started. I recommend getting the Palm Scraper and Although not needed for this fire I would add a 3/8 x 5 Magnesium Tinder rod drilled. Thanks again to Ron and the fine team at Firesteel.com

    T Haigler North Carolina July 9, 2015

  15. Amazing

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 30th 2015

    Purchased this some months ago and must say that I am very satisfied with it. It's small enough to pack away and bulky enough that my 4 year old can utilize it. It sparks a great deal more than the ones you can pick up from your local hardware store. It's really made starting a fire enjoyable instead of painful.

  16. GobSpark Armageddon is Amazing!!!!!

    Posted by Chris O on Jun 25th 2015

    Amazing firesteel. Feels good in the hand, nice firm grip. It rains down the sparks. I tested it with 3 clumps of dryer lint and 2 Vaseline cotton balls and each one lit up with just one strike on the steel!
    Plus Ron is great to do business with. I don't buy my fire starting equipment anywhere else. Customer for life.....

  17. The real thing

    Posted by Deb S on Jun 21st 2015

    Looks like one of those 4th of July sparklers when struck properly. Excellent product!

  18. AMAZING!!!!

    Posted by Josh DeLap on Jun 13th 2015

    I absolutely love this product I will be posting a video on my YouTube showing how great it works. . 5 stars from me!!

  19. I've only tested it....

    Posted by James Hart on Jun 11th 2015

    I've only tested this using cotton balls and natural tinder, and in both cases one strike and I had fire. Cant imagine having any other fire steel. This one seems to be the best of the best, and I love the handle on both the fire steel, and the striker. I will try this out with both gloves and mittens when winter comes around. But I don't think there will be a problem. If your on the fence about the Gobspark Armageddon Firesteel, hop over and get one. Best firesteel for the money.

  20. awesome

    Posted by Unknown on May 26th 2015

    The firesteel works great. I got a fire going very quickly only using dry leaves. Best firesteel you can buy

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