FireSteel Ranger

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0.376 Ounces
  • All our FireSteel Ranger rods are 1/4" diameter and are available in 2", 3" or 4" lengths.  (Calipers, Magnesium bar, moss and bits of bark not included.)
  • The Ranger is an excellent size FireSteel for introducing groups to making fires.  A good choice for scouting and other organizations where you would like to provide a FireSteel for each individual to use
  • Plenty of firesteel to light many dozens of fires, and a littler easier to hold onto than the smaller Pup and Miniature firesteels
  • The Ranger Family comes in 2.5", 3" & 4" all with a 1/4" diameter.  This is the same rod used in our famous GobSpark Rangers
  • Ranger 2.5" x 1/4"
  • Ranger 3" x 1/4"
  • Ranger 4" x 1/4"
$8.30 - $16.42


The FireSteel Ranger Series by are 1/4 inch thick.

Avalable lengths: 2", 2.5", 3", and 4" Ranger 2.0 or Ranger 2.5 FireSteel fit well in mini survival kits and the popular Altoid Tin survival kits that many people enjoy making.

The Ranger 3.0 or Ranger 4.0 FireSteel are good choices for survival and firemaking skills instructors, scout groups and anyone who needs a firesteel that is inexpensive yet easy to use by those who many not have experience starting a fire with a FireSteel.

The length of the 3" and 4" rods makes it easy to hold onto, and there is plenty of firesteel to practice making fires and bring home for use hiking, camping, and practicing survival and fire making skills.


  • Size: 1/4 inch diameter by 2, 2.5, 3 or 4 inches long
  • Weight: .376 ounces (10.66 grams), .468 ounces (13.28 grams), .561 ounces (15.98 grams), .745 ounces (21.12 grams), respectively
  • Robust 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions
  • Composition: ferrocerium rod


  • Genuine FireSteel.
  • Enough FireSteel to make hundreds of fires.
  • Excellent sparks that you expect from a FireSteel
  • Easy to use and very safe (Common sense required when using any firemaking gear).
  • Premium 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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Weight Comparison:
Approximately 28.6 FireSteel Rods per Pound of Weight
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81 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent ferro rod

    Posted by Dr. David R. Smythe on Mar 5th 2018

    I bought two of these to test them before committing to more at a larger size and price. I had bought some competitor's models at a lower price, which were advertised as ferro rods, but, while they initially sparked well, they soon wore down to an inner ribbed metal of some sort which does not spark at all. These inferior models (5/16 X 3) would probably start about 15-20 fires per rod, depending on the skill of the user, but quickly become useless. FireSteel rods, in a smaller size (1/4 X 3) have not done this. I purposely scraped one side repeatedly to see if it would wear down to this point and though I scraped it enough to start probably 25 fires or more, it has not failed to throw heavy-duty sparks. I have no doubt that I could start well over a few hundred fires with this one small rod. I am planning my next purchase of these, but, as the ones I have are working very well, it may not be for a while. I will, however, purchase these again.

  • 5
    Small but Mighty

    Posted by Jawfish on Jan 7th 2018

    Great size - fits in an altoid tin even. But small does not mean it is not mighty. The rod throws a nice hot spark very easily. Love this little guy.

  • 5
    What a spark

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 12th 2017

    Throws a spark that starts a flame on my homemade fatwood time and time what a great product...Thanks! Tod S. Utah, my mountains

  • 5
    Best little fire steel for packing away...

    Posted by Tatanka Chuck on Dec 31st 2016

    ... in small crevices in your pack, pocket, neck pouch, knife sheath, etc. I've put together fire making kit projects for my grandson's boy scout troop. The scouts make a loop for the end of the fire steel, a lanyard to connect a super scraper, and a soda straw full of cotton ball- petroleum jelly tinder. This all wraps up in a small package that can be tucked into a very small space. It doesn't take long for the scouts to get the hang of pulling the steel away from the scraper so they don't knock over their fire lay. They have also learned how to light a candle with sparks from their fire steels. This is my fourth 10 rod order. As more new scouts are added to the troop, more fire kits are needed. This little fire steel is a mighty spark maker! Received my order in less than a 4 day turn around which is great!

  • 5
    First-Class Ranger Ferro Rod

    Posted by David 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
    Just bought more!!!!

    Posted by Tim on Feb 5th 2016

    I just bought more to make fire-starting kits for family members. Great size, and they are easy to add personalized wooden handles to. Love the product. It has never let me down.

  • 5
    HIGH value & LOW cost firesteels!!

    Posted by Kirk on Dec 11th 2015

    The 1/4 x 4" rod is a blast of hot, dependable globs of "fire" second to none! Thanks Ron for your attention to detail to provide me a super high quality fire product!!

  • 5
    Amazing amount of sparks

    Posted by Tim Calvert on Nov 16th 2015

    I bought these to throw in my backpacking firekit with some vaseline coated cotton balls and other tinder. After trying them out in the yard on the cotton balls, I had a lot of confidence in them. Usually it only took one throw of a shower of sparks to light. These are light and work extremely well. They have made me revamp my fire kit, by making them my primary ignition source. I put the rod and a coated cotton ball underwater, and they still lit immediately. Thanks for the great product!

  • 5
    Firesteel Ranger 2.5

    Posted by Tom Brooks on Oct 23rd 2015

    I'm making some kydex knife sheaths with firesteel holders and had purchased several of the 5/16" x 3.15" Survival steels to use on them. When I started putting everything together I felt the Survival 3.15 was a little bit to big for my sheaths. So I ordered the Ranger 2.5 and they look perfect! Plus they throw tons of sparks just like their big brothers do. Firesteel.Com is my absolute #1 source for all my firesteel needs! Great products, great service and great prices. I'm a life long customer.

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