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Magnesium Tinder Rods

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  • A pure, soft magnesium rod
  • Simply scrape the magnesium with your knife or Super Scraper to make a small pile of magnesium shavings
  • Scrape your FireSteel sparks onto the pile of magnesium shavings.  A good way to help start fires using damp or wet wood

Need more than 500? Select 500, then go back to the product listing and add as many more as you need. We've got you covered.

 Product Description

magnesium tinder rod

Burning Magnesium

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.

These soft magnesium rods can be used to help start a fire, especially if your wood is damp or wet.

Note: magnesium rods only => scraper and firesteel shown in the pictures are sold separately.

This Metal Burns!

Simply scrape off a small pile of magnesium shavings using your knife or FireSteel.com Super Scraper.

When you apply a flame or spark from from your favorite FireSteel.com FireSteel, the magnesium shavings will catch on fire and burn at more than 4000 degrees F (2200 degrees C).

This extremely high temperature makes magnesium an excellent tinder for helping you start fires, even with damp kindling.

Your soft magnesium rod is naturally waterproof - will stay dry even if dunked in water.

Configure your magnesium tinder rods in the following ways:


Magnesium Tinder Rods
Add-Ons Price
3/8 3 - $2.19
3/8 3 Lanyard Hole $2.69
3/8 5 - $3.19
3/8 5 Lanyard Hole $3.69
1/2 3 - $3.49
1/2 3 Lanyard Hole $3.99
1/2 5 - $4.49
1/2 5 Lanyard Hole $4.99

Notes about FireSteel.com Magnesium Rods:

  • Price shown is for one magnesium tinder rod -  a picture may show two rods for the purposes of scale.
  • The US Penny shown for scale is not included (we've had people complain that they did not receive a penny when ordering a rod)!
  • The Magnesium Tinder Rods do not create sparks.  Magnesium is used as a tinder to help catch your kindling (firewood, etc) on fire.  You will need a source of sparks to catch the magnesium itself on fire.
  • FireSteel.com Super Scrapers or Palm Scrapers to help shave your magnesium are sold separately.
  • The FireSteel Blank Rods, FireSteel with Lanyard Holes, Square FireSteel, and GobSpark FireSteel that will make the sparks to ignite your magnesium also sold separately.

Find out why gear dealers the world over choose to sell FireSteel.com FireSteel.  Get your FireSteels from THE name in FireSteel: FireSteel.com!

* Magnesium Tinder Rod is a trademark of FireSteel.com

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 Product Reviews

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  1. quality product

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 27th 2014

    Quality Soft mag. Easy to shave and quick to light using fire-steel.

  2. The Best of the best

    Posted by Richard Rice on Sep 15th 2014

    Nothing on the planet can compare to the function of FIRESTEEL.

  3. Pure fire

    Posted by Gunner on Jul 17th 2014

    Enough for hundreds of starts. Small and innocuous. Great for survival kits in home or vehicle.

  4. Great Products, Great Company

    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.

  5. Excellent!

    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.

  6. Great Mag 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

  7. Works great

    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 !!!!!

  8. Top notch

    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

  9. Lightweight and Lights Easily

    Posted by Thomas Willis on Nov 30th 2013

    I bought the magnesium rods to be used as a paracord project for my Boy Scout Troop. The rods were delivered very quickly and we're perfect for what we need.


  10. Does what it says it does

    Posted by WolfBrother on Aug 12th 2013

    Lanyard hole is sized to allow 550 cord (Parachute cord) to go thru.

    The headline says it all.

  11. For Emergency Fire Making

    Posted by The Alaskan on Apr 9th 2013

    I carry the 1/2" x 3" mag rod w/ lanyard hole for emergencies.

  12. Quality product

    Posted by NewAndHappyCustomer on Mar 18th 2013

    Just what I wanted and even better with the "add a lanyard hole" option. Saved me the trouble of drilling it out myself. Quality, good price and super fast shipping!

  13. Great Tinder Enhancer

    Posted by HL3 on Mar 6th 2013

    The rods are very light and soft. It doesn't take much effort to scrape some shavings.

    Instead of making the quarter size pile of shavings to get a fire going, I often just scrape a little bit of magnesium into a harder to light tinder.

    Great if you live in an area where spark-friendly tinders are not as easy to find or prepare.

  14. lots of sparks

    Posted by grimm0947 on Mar 3rd 2013

    Love the bunker. Glad i got my steels from you. Fast service is important and you nailed that!

  15. Magnesium and duck tape

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 20th 2013

    A little duck tape with some magnesium scraped on to it lights instantly in any weather conditions and the magnesium does not blow away in the wind!

  16. Hot!

    Posted by Carl DeVilbiss on Jan 11th 2013

    Excellent product. When I piled up the chips and hit it one time with the GobSpark, I had a white hot inferno almost instantly! Since, scraping small chips in windy conditions can be a challenge (blow away) so I'm working on pigtails skill, but I'm sure that's true of any magnesium source.

  17. Mag Rod

    Posted by Rich on Jan 7th 2013

    This is good Magnesium for fire starting. It is soft and scrapes off the rod in perfect pigtails for making a good pile to strike. It burns hot and started in the rain during my first outing. Good stuff.

  18. Great Stuff

    Posted by Chris on Jan 5th 2013

    I've used a few different types of magnesium, and this is by far my favorite. The cheap bars from the common brands are way too hard, and others I've tried don't burn right. This stuff is soft enough to easily scrape will the small scraper sold here, and burns real nice, and catching the spark easily.

  19. Excellent Addition to a FireSteel

    Posted by Eli on Dec 5th 2012

    I purchased several of these to add to my firesteels and LOVE them. Use the scraper to shave some off, a few strikes with their firesteel and you have a perfect way to get a fire started. The material is far better than those cheap 'bars' you can find at the big box or major outdoor stores, with a lanyard hole, pairs nice with the scraper and firesteel and weighs nothing.

  20. Awesome

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 31st 2012

    This is the first time I have used magnesium I have been playing with it. It shaves and lights super easy. I plan to buy more great products here. Keep up the good work

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