Note: At this time only orange handles are available.
The GobSpark™ Ranger FireSteel by FireSteel.com adds a unique double lanyard hole handle to the popular Ranger FireSteel (1/4 inch diameter x 2-1/2 inches long).
This small handle allows for a better grip when scraping sparks from your FireSteel, as well as attachment of a lanyard (26-inch lanyard made from 26-inches of 550-paracord included), FireSteel Scraper (FireSteel.com Super Scraper included), tinder for making fires (such as our magnesium tinder rods) other small gear.
We designed this firesteel as a very cost effective way to combine a firesteel with a striker. A favorite of scouting organizations as well as hikers and backpackers.
The 1/4 inch diameter rod is large enough to produce hundreds of fires, is easy to hold on to while scraping off sparks.
At this price point you can't go wrong ordering several to scatter amongst your gear in ensure you can always start a fire when you need one.
* GobSpark and GobSpark Ranger are trademarks of FireSteel.com
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Posted by shawn on Feb 12th 2017
First time with it out in the woods and I took it off the lanyard and lost it so I really don't know how good it is being as I never got to use it one time.
Posted by Nick on Feb 1st 2017
HUGE SPARKS, compared to my more than competent UST, it absolutely destroys it. Getting flames on command, showed my friend he was blown away.
Got the Armageddon with palm striker and magnesium rod as well. Will most likely be buying duplicates for back ups, and specialized kits.
Fast, and efficient shipping. A top quality product.
Posted by Mr.Ramon Carabajal on Jan 19th 2017
A very great piece of equipment! and the shipping was fast also....made a fire that same afternoon that i got my firesteel.
I will be ordering some more for all my kits and b.o.b.s as well.....thanks ron
Posted by Todd Elliott on Jan 4th 2017
I put one of these Gobspark Rangers in all of my kits. Small and sure fire.
Posted by Ralph on Dec 24th 2016
While I love the larger models (The Armageddon is my favorite go to starter around the house) this size is great for my bug out and hunting pack. Having tested about 9 different fire steel products side-by-side, I can say confidently that these produce the most and longest lasting sparks of any other common available model or any others that I have ever used.
These make great gifts too. Everyone appreciates them.
Posted by Unknown on Dec 20th 2016
The Ranger is the perfect size to carry in your pocket or attach to your knife. It's quality made and comes with a striker. I ordered the orange so if I drop it I could spot it. I got this as a edc and plan on attaching this to my small camp knife with ranger bands. I liked it so much I'm going to have to order a couple more to give to family and have a few backups. Thanks again Ron!
Posted by Unknown on Nov 28th 2016
Have used a few other brands-while they work- they don't produce the sparks like a gob-spark. Reminds me of the sparks given off by an electric welder
Posted by Unknown on Nov 25th 2016
Bought all sizes, will continue to buy, give them away to Help others learn about fire making, keep up the great
Posted by TheWildManofSTL on Sep 7th 2016
This kit is great. It has a portable rod, nice little bright handle and a stellar striker all tied with a perfect sized loop of paracord. The price is right, it throws lots of sparks (as all firesteel.com products do) and the paracord means it is harder to loose the striker. This fits great in a tin and leaves plenty of room for tinder.
Teaching kids on these is great due to the confidence boost of seeing great sparks come off it (which makes aiming and form a little less important) and hit the tinder. I have a number of friends that put in requests after seeing my GobSpark Armageddon in action and needed something for their kids (hope the kids actually get them, but I will probably need to order more).
All in all, order extra so you get to keep a few.
Posted by Michael Williams on Jun 24th 2016
I have been a customer of firesteel.com since 2015 and have bought the 1/2" by 5" Bunker & the 3/8" by 6" Armageddon. the Gobspark Ranger w/striker which I also bought the magnesium rod that I placed on my neck knife. And 2 Gobspark Armageddon w/striker handle that I gave as gifts. Which are all awesome....I do not buy firesteels from anywhere else. These firesteels are all top notch. I am a customer for life and I tell all my friends to buy all their Firestreels here. Strike any of these firesteels and enjoy the fire works of sparks.
Posted by Willyp00 on May 26th 2016
The best small ferro rod there is. Striker is among the best. Perfect for small fire kits.
Posted by Todd on Apr 19th 2016
The Gob Spark Ranger is the perfect companion for any kit. I have one in all of my survival kits. I even give them to some of my Boy Scouts as gifts. They are reliable and they always throw plenty of hot sparks.
Posted by Nick on Mar 31st 2016
Firesteel is perfect and is just as I'd pictured from the description.
Not sure why you'd have any trouble getting a spark unless you're a small child, in which case you shouldn't be using a firesteel anyway.
Posted by Fred on Feb 14th 2016
talk about sparks. I'm not the best knowing in rod fires but you know its good when that "damn" goes trough your body. Never seen so much sparks come off rods before trying this one out. 1 scratch to take off coating then 1 scratch for big sparks and that was with barely any pressure. I probably could've made massive sparks with pressure.
Used to playing around with cheap Chinese rods and spark them in my living room to test them, you can be sure i won't do that again with firesteel rods lol.
Freaked me out. Wasn't expecting that.
Top notch and for the price, gonna buy much more.(i wonder what the bigger Armageddon i think there called would do.ummm....gonna have to buy one and see.)
worth every penny and won't buy elsewhere.
Posted by Bob on Aug 21st 2015
I was amazed how easy it worked.I would recommend this product to my friends. A great survival tool to have on hand .You never know when the bottom of our economy is going to go bust .It nice to know you have this tool in your bug out bag. Respectfully R. Sherman
Posted by Rik on Jul 27th 2015
The 44 magnum of fire starters
Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2015
An excellent little fire steel, at a great price!
Posted by Todd on Apr 25th 2015
I already have the Gob Spark, so I know the quality of the Gob Spark Ranger would be just as awesome. I was right. I bought two for my EDC Outdoor Survival Kit. One for me and the other for my son. I never want to be in the field and not be able to start a fire. The Gob Spark Ranger, insures that I can have fire 95% of the time. It's a perfect addition to my micro kit. I don't go outdoors without it.
My next purchase will be the 6 inch version.
Posted by Bill on Apr 25th 2015
These little rods are perfect for my kids. They're small enough for their hands and work GREAT....Allowing them to get the reward of a shower of sparks every time.
I put one in my Get home bag, another as a backup in my BOB and another as a backup in my Scout Pack.
I look forward to trying the Big Daddy God Spark when I have a little more play money.
I've got rods from everyone out there but the quality of the product from Firesteel.com is the best I've seen..hands down!
Posted by Dan on Apr 22nd 2015
I owned two of these previously and just love them on camping trips and I keep them in are vehicles for emergencies. Easy to use.
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