FireSteel Pup

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0.211 Ounces
  • Our FireSteel Pup rods are 3/16" diameter and either 2", 2.5" and 3" long.  (Calipers, Magnesium bar, moss and bits of bark not included.)
  • FireSteel Pup
$2.17 - $3.37


The Pup FireSteel Series  by are 3/16ths of an inch thick.

Available in your choice of rod lengths: 2-inches, 2-1/2 inches, and 3-inches long.   Simply select the length you want.

FireSteel pups are small enough to fit just about anywhere yet still give good sparks when needed. Pup FireSteels can easily be secreted in wallets, purses, and out of the way places so that you can kindle a blaze in any emergency.

Pup FireSteel Rod Specifications

  • Size: 3/16 inch diameter
  • Weight:
    • 2-inches long .211 ounce (5.99 grams)
    • 2.5-inches long .263 ounce (7.46 grams)
    • 3-inches long .315 ounce (8.93 grams)
  • 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions.
  • Composition: premium ferrocerium formula
  • Features:
    • Genuine FireSteel.
    • Enough FireSteel to make hundreds fires.
    • Premium Brand formula that gives the largest most robust sparks that takes your firesteel firemaking to a whole new level.
    • Easy to use and very safe (Common sense required when using any firemaking gear).
    • 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions.

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Additional Information

Common Uses:
Paracord Bracelets, EDC tins, survival kits, keychains, wallets and purses
Rods per Pound of Weight:
2-inches: 75.7 rods. 2.5-inches: 60.8 rods, 3-inches: 50.8 rods
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50 Reviews

  • 5
    Big Results in a Little Package

    Posted by Jawfish on Jan 7th 2018

    I bought the 2" rods for use in our EDC kits (altoid regular and smalls) and thought they would make a great "emergency" rod. I like to try whatever I purchase so I know they will work when and if the time comes. WOW! Two inches is small and these are the blanks with no holes or grip. You would think that these would be difficult to use. Not the case. I tried it with and without magnesium (also bought from and both times had a fire in 1-2 strikes. These little guys strike easily and throw hot, large sparks. Very happy with these and they fit nicely even in the smalls altoid tins.

  • 5

    Posted by John on Dec 5th 2017

    For such a small rod. WOW! ordered these for x-mas gifts, mounted these in small pieces of antler and started making fire kits. used one rod for all my testing of cotton balls and cotton rounds, fatwood and char cloth. I used it for at least 200 strikes and still have at least 7/8 rod left .. I must say best 1.97 I ever spent , liked them so much I turned around and ordered more and included the embers to try, I'm sure ill like them also. Thank you to Ron and his family.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 11th 2017

    Hands down best around.

  • 5
    Great Deal

    Posted by William Jenkins on Nov 12th 2016

    Hope to make many more orders.

  • 5
    First-Class Pup Ferro Rod

    Posted by D. Scribner on Oct 19th 2016

    I always purchase all the ferro and magnesium rods I use, or give as gifts, from from FireSteel (and have for many years). I will say that I can't think I've every used a ferro rod that has thrown more hot sparks per strike, or been more enjoyable to use or teach others with, than these. However, high quality ferrocerium and magnesium rods are only a *part* of what you get when you deal with FireSteel. I don't think I have ever received such personal, first-class customer service from any other company I've ever dealt with, and THAT is the reason that keeps me coming back!! Thank you!

  • 5
    Will serve my purposes

    Posted by Don on Oct 4th 2016

    I bought the smaller fire steel because I have a larger family and I have to consider price when putting a kit together for five or more people. Haven't tested them in the field yet but they appear to have a great deal more spark than other fire steels. The shipping was amazingly fast. They arrived at my mailbox less than 48 hours after i submitted my order. I couldn't be happier and will make all my purchases here from now on

  • 5
    Perfect for an Altoids tin!

    Posted by Gregory Turner on Apr 12th 2016

    I have several firesteels and think they are great. I bought the 3" Firesteel PUPS to carry in my Altoids tin emergency kit. The are small enough in diameter and short enough that they fit perfectly and take very little space. And the 3" length provides a secure grip.

  • 5
    Good deal

    Posted by Jake on Jan 3rd 2016

    Works as stated and super fast shipping. Reasonable price. Made a loyal customer out of me.

  • 5
    Great for the emergency kit

    Posted by Matt in Oklahoma on Oct 10th 2015

    I use these for backup kits placed in a snuff tin with a small lighter, char cloth and a "fire straw" with dryer lint.

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