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GobSpark Ranger FireSteel

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  • The GobSpark Ranger FireSteel by FireSteel.com comes with a Super FireSteel Scraper and 550-paracord lanyard attached to our innovative handle.
  • GobSpark Ranger in action, lighting a cotton ball on fire
  • The innovative double lanyard hole handle on a GobSpark Ranger FireSteel
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 Product Description

The GobSpark™ Ranger FireSteel by FireSteel.com adds a unique double lanyard hole handle to the popular Ranger FireSteel. 

With a handle that was designed and is injection-molded (manufactured) right here in the United States, the GobSpark Ranger sports a 1/4 inch diameter x 2-1/2 inch long FireSteel that is made from the same world-class, great-gobs-of-sparks-producing formula that our other FireSteel.com FireSteel are famous for.

The design of the small handle allows for a better grip when scraping sparks from your GobSpark Ranger FireSteel.  Your GobSpark Ranger FireSteel will come pre-strung with a FireSteel Super Scraper on a lanyard made from 24-inches of 550-paracord.  (Color of the lanyard will vary.)

We came up with the idea of the GobSpark Ranger FireSteel kit to meet the demand for a cost effective way for our customers to obtain a world-class FireSteel and Super Scraper all-in-one kit.  A favorite of scouting organizations as well as hikers and backpackers who have to watch every ounce that goes into their packs.

The 1/4 inch diameter rod is large enough to produce many hundreds of fires.  It is super easy to hold on to your GobSpark Ranger Firesteel while scraping off sparks due to the way we designed for the lanyard to be strung through the two holes in the handle.  You'll just have to get one to experience the ease with which such a compact piece of kit creates great gobs of sparks.

At this price point you can't go wrong ordering several GobSpark Ranger kits to scatter amongst your gear, vehicle's glove compartment, tool kits, fishing kits, etc. to ensure you can always start a fire when you need one.


  • 1/4 inch diameter by 2.5 inches long Ranger 2.5 FireSteel
  • Compact plastic handle with double lanyard holes
  • 24-inch Lanyard made of 550 Paracord.   Color may vary.
  • A genuine FireSteel.com Super Scraper (also known as a "striker")
  • Weight: .86 ounce
  • Robust 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions
  • Composition: FireSteel.com ferrocerium rod, plastic handles, nylon lanyard, ultra-hardened steel scraper blade


  • Genuine FireSteel.com FireSteel formulated to give great gobs of sparks.
  • Enough FireSteel to make hundreds of fires.
  • Excellent sparks that you expect from our FireSteel.com FireSteel
  • Easy to use and very safe (Common sense required when using any firemaking gear).
  • Premium FireSteel.com firesteel formula that takes your firesteel firemaking to a whole new level
  • 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions

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  1. Absolutely the best firesteel!!

    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

  2. Love This Little Sparky

    Posted by Todd Elliott on Jan 4th 2017

    I put one of these Gobspark Rangers in all of my kits. Small and sure fire.

  3. Effective little brother perfect for pack.

    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.

  4. Perfect.

    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!

  5. Impressive sparks

    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


  6. Always great product

    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

  7. Perfect for Scouts and portable fire kits

    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.

  8. Best Firesteel any where Any Time...

    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.

  9. Perfect

    Posted by Willyp00 on May 26th 2016

    The best small ferro rod there is. Striker is among the best. Perfect for small fire kits.

  10. Portable Fire

    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.

  11. Sparks easily!

    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.

  12. one word; DAMN!!!

    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.

  13. It sparks first time evry time.

    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

  14. Flint and Steel refined to perfection!!!!!

    Posted by Rik on Jul 27th 2015

    The 44 magnum of fire starters

  15. First Class Fire Steel

    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2015

    An excellent little fire steel, at a great price!

  16. Small Package, Big Sparks

    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.

  17. Great for extra locations

    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!

  18. One of the best fire starters I've ever owned

    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.

  19. Great addition to my survival bag.

    Posted by Harry on Apr 15th 2015

    I was researching fire starting tools and came across a blog that mentioned getting the biggest ferro rod you could fit in your kit. I never even thought ferro rods came in sizes. It's tiny, but it has never failed to light a fire. When I read "go big". I looked around for bigger rods and found Firesteel.com. I took the plunge and ordered a Gobspark. The sparks it kicks off are impressive, and it requires far less force to use. Based off home tests, I am buying more.

  20. The Boy Scouts love these

    Posted by Mark on Mar 19th 2015

    My two scouts were really impressed with how easy it was to get sparks off these, lots of sparks. They've seen and used other fire starters at various camps and fire starting challenges and the GobSpark Ranger (perfect for their size hands!) produces a larger shower of sparks than all the others.

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