FireSteel Miniature

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0.135 Ounces
  • Our FireSteel Mini rods are 3/20" diameter x 2" long.  (Calipers, Magnesium bar, moss and bits of bark not included.)
  • A very small FireSteel that people put in small survival kits
  • You could put these small firesteels in a homemade Altoid Tin survival kit


The Mini FireSteel a popular FireSteel ideal for ultra small survival kits where you want a reliable means of making sparks to start fires that fits a minimum of space.

Don't let our Mini FireSteel fool you - it makes plenty of sparks to start a fire when you need one because it is made of the same special ferrocerium formula used by its larger FireSteel relatives.

This Miniature FireSteel is just 3/20 of an inch thick and 2 inches long. This FireSteel is about as thin and short as you can go yet still give a good shower of sparks for firemaking.

FireSteel Specifications

  • Size: 3/20 inch diameter by 2 inches long (3.8 x 50.8mm).
  • Weight: .135 ounces (3.84 grams).
  • 5500 F (3000 C) sparks that will start a fire in the toughest conditions.
  • Composition: premium firesteel metals.


  • Genuine FireSteel.
  • Premium Firesteel formula that creates excellent sparks for a rod of this size.
  • 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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Additional Information

Common Uses:
EDC tins, survival kits, keychains, wallets and purses
Weight Comparison:
Approximately 118.1 FireSteel Rods per Pound of Weight
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60 Reviews

  • 5
    Great for Small Survival Tins!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 14th 2013

    We purchased these to put into small survival tins for our children. We have went to great lengths to teach them how to use them properly and they are extremely good for those small kits!

  • 5
    Best miniature!

    Posted by ASM Burkhart, Troop 761 on Feb 5th 2013

    I've carried a miniature ferrocerium rod wrapped in a cotton ball and masking tape in my wallet for years. It has been quite handy several times. When I recently bought a GobSpark Armageddon, I went ahead and got several FireSteel miniatures to give to new Boy Scouts when they joined our Troop, so they could add it to their "10 Essentials" pack. I was so impressed with how much better they were than the one I'd been carrying, that I replaced my old one with a new one. It's GREAT!

  • 5

    Posted by Brian on Feb 1st 2013

    For the size of this firesteel, it still does a surprizingly great job! It's in my altoid tin kit. They fit really well. You could even go up a size or two and still fit well.

  • 4
    Repeat customer

    Posted by Ray Kirk on Jan 15th 2013

    I am a repeat customer and have had very good success with these small firesteels. I use the three small sizes to attach to wood to make them almost unbreakable. When attached to a striker with a thong, every thing you need to start the fire is together. I also wrap them under the paracord handles on some of my knives for emergencies and have a striker notch on the butt of the knife to keep from ruining the cutting edge.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 14th 2013

    Super fast shipping, excellent product

  • 4
    FireSteel Mod coming up

    Posted by Mike Allegany Co NY SAR Team Leader on Jan 9th 2013

    I gave the smaller FireSteel a 4 but NOT because I'm dissatisfied with it. I'm a 1/2 x 4" FireSteel "Junkie!" I am sending my Ethan Becker BK-2, BK-9, and BK-11 knives to a machine shop to have the topside of the tangs machined to inlay / industrially bond the smaller FireSteels to them as a permanent "last best option"for Survival Firecrafting. The knives are ALWAYS with me so I'm spending a little more to insure that a fast, dependable means of starting an unplanned survival campfire will always be with me as well. I will submit a photo of the finished product to for anyone that might be interested in it.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 7th 2013

    I received my product very quickly and I am very satisfied

  • 5
    Perfect for edc

    Posted by Hampton on Dec 13th 2012

    Great product, arrived quickly, so much better and cheaper than buying something else and breaking the handle off. Will fit in any kit

  • 5
    Perfect size to stash for a great price.

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 12th 2012

    These are absolutely the best size on this website if you want to make sure you always have a reliable fire starting method. They are perfect to place inside a strand of paracord or even put in the stock of a .22. They fit just about everywhere, and for the price there's no reason not to buy a bunch and put them in all your jackets bags kits and other assorted gear items.

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