Using a knife or firesteel scraper, simply scrape the soft magnesium tinder rod to create a pile of magnesium shavings.
Spark your firesteel onto these shavings, which will catch on fire and burn very hot.
Note: magnesium rods only => scraper and firesteel shown in the pictures are sold separately.
Simply scrape off a small pile shavings using your knife or FireSteel scraper.
When you apply a flame or spark from from your firesteel the magnesium shavings will catch on fire and burn at 4000 degrees F (2200 degrees C).
This extremely high temperature makes magnesium an excellent tinder for helping you start fires with damp wood.
Your soft magnesium rod is naturally waterproof - will stay dry even if dunked in water.
Configure your magnesium tinder rods in the following ways:
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Posted by mbrd on Nov 1st 2016
These are a nice soft compound; it's easy to control the shaving size with a good scraper/striker. no problem getting tiny rotini curls or tiny flakes, and both go up well with a spark thrown from any decent ferro rod.
I am surprised how well these things are wearing, considering how easy they are to work with. they'll likely be outliving all the ferro rods they are paired with.
Posted by Dan on Sep 11th 2016
My only previous experience with magnesium tinder was with a block I bought at the local chain sports store. While it worked, it was so hard, it dulled my knife pretty badly, and was difficult to get enough shavings to start a fire. I switched to using a hacksaw/metal file, and it worked reasonably well, but tedious.
Some Youtube reviews indicated that there was a wide variation in quality of magnesium tinder blocks, so I decided to try this rod. Boy am I glad I did.
Using the scraper that came with the firesteel I also bought, a nice pile of magnesium chips quickly formed and one strike with the firesteel and they ignited beautifully.
What a difference! Highly recommended!
Posted by TheOldPhart on May 21st 2016
Unless you are trying to get wood to burn under water, magnesium will start your fire when nothing else will. These magnesium rods are the best I've seen and are very reasonably priced. They belong in every fire-starting kit!
Posted by Lance Bailey on Mar 12th 2016
Easy to scrape, lights very easily!! Quality is unbeatable!!
Posted by Don on Dec 15th 2015
I was pleasantly surprised at how soft this magnesium rod was. super easy to scrape and lights up very easy. Plus you can't beat the price for such a quality product!
Posted by Unknown on Oct 17th 2015
Great product, together with the super scraper you're set for camping or emergency.
Posted by RG on Jul 2nd 2015
Best that I've tried!
Posted by Ken on Jun 30th 2015
This is the perfect size for my fire kit. I keep it in an Altoids tin on my sheath. This adds that extra punch to my tinder in wet weather.
Posted by James from Canada on Apr 2nd 2015
Until now I have only used a cheap magnesium block with firesteel attached and it was very hard to get any shavings from it. Not so with the Firesteel magnesium rods, shavings come off very easy with the Super Scraper and the rod itself is very light. If you are not going to put a handle on it, I'd highly suggest paying the extra .50 cents to have a hole drilled in it.
I wanted a rod smaller than my Bunker 4.0 firesteel and this one is perfect. When I order again I will order more this size as well as a few larger ones to try out.
Posted by Nicholas on Mar 27th 2015
Fantastic product I showed all my friends and they all wanted it. I will be ordering more of these. Very soft magnesium rod.
Posted by SteveG on Mar 21st 2015
I don't use it on every fire, typically this just sits on the lanyard of my Gob Spark. But when conditions are wet or tinder is sparse, this always gets the job done.
I use the Gob Spark striker as a scraper and by adjusting the angle I can shave spirals, flakes, or powder, the magnesium is soft enough to pick the type of shaving you want.
A fair price for a good product.
Posted by Chris Andrews on Mar 7th 2015
I have not yet had an opportunity to test the quality of the magnesium, but it scrapes off the rod very easily and gives you the pile of shavings that you need unlike some of the other imported products on the market. Based on other reviews and videos, I do expect this magnesium to do everything it is advertised to do.
Posted by Unknown on Dec 27th 2014
Quality Soft mag. Easy to shave and quick to light using fire-steel.
Posted by Richard Rice on Sep 15th 2014
Nothing on the planet can compare to the function of FIRESTEEL.
Posted by Gunner on Jul 17th 2014
Enough for hundreds of starts. Small and innocuous. Great for survival kits in home or vehicle.
Posted by WW on Jun 7th 2014
This magnesium is as good as any on the market for starting fires and it is better than most. I find it very consistent and easy to use. With the number of options available you can find just what you need for your specific purpose.
Posted by Jim on Jun 5th 2014
These are a good size and provide a great start to a fire. All of FireSteel products are the best. And the fact that you offer some with Lanyard holes and some without, scrapers separate, and plenty of size options and configurations make it easy to buy just what you need. This is the place to buy Magnesium or the Rods.
Posted by Unknown on Feb 13th 2014
These shave easy and light easy. Great pricing and service from the FS folks. I always point my friends to the site for their fire-starting needs..K
Posted by David Battagliese on Feb 8th 2014
Only used them one time so far but it work well I was in Winter camping in Colorado it was a moist day and I needed something a little extra to help get the fire started it was very easy and I'm glad I have them !!!!!
Posted by Unknown on Jan 7th 2014
Your magnesium rods are great they scrape easily and ignite well
Would definitely recommend people buy their magnesium rods from you quality is great
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