Make upwards of 20,000 fires from one GobSpark™!
- NEW!!! Your choice of color: Safety Orange, Olive Drab (OD) Green, or Black!
- Lanyard cord is included
Invented by FireSteel.com to maximize your grip on this large FireSteel, you'll get the biggest most robust gobs of sparks you have ever seen from a FireSteel.
If the ability to make fires is important to you, this is the FireSteel to get.
People are calling our GobSpark Armageddon "the best firesteel in the world".
But don't take our word for it: read the reviews below and decide for yourself.
It's not "just a firesteel". It's a firemaking system.
The GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel starts with an ulta-unique and proprietary FireSteel handle attached to a big world-famous FireSteel.com Armageddon 3.0 FireSteel.
But there is much more:
- A BIG, ROBUST firesteel on a Robust Handle - the firesteel is a full 3/8ths-inch in diameter and 3-inches long
- An innovative handle designed for the firmest grip - even when your hands are cold or wearing gloves.
The included FireSteel.com Palm Scraper completes your kit:
- The innovative Palm Scraper™ handle with an ultra-hardened alloy blade - rave reviews for the shower of sparks it creates when applied to the GobSpark. Grasp the Palm Scraper handle in the palm of your hand or glove for a great grip even when wearing gloves or your hands are numb from the cold.
Easy to Use with Gloved or Cold Hands
Imagine trying to start a fire with hands numbed from the cold or while wearing gloves. A small blocky firesteel handle may be very difficult to hold onto.
But using a GobSpark™ Armageddon and Palm Scraper presents no problem, even with gloved hands.
I KNOW these work because I use them myself in the Great North Woods, where winter temperatures routinely dip to minus twenty degrees and lower. No need to remove my gloves to light my fire! My hands remain toasty warm inside my mittens.
In fact, if the GobSpark Armageddon didn't work, I'd be dead. How's that for product testing?
Easy to Aim Your Sparks onto the Tinder
To use this special FireSteel Handle (see video below as well as the pictures)
- Place the handle in the palm of your hand so that the firesteel lays between your index and middle fingers.
- Position your hand palm-down and place the FireSteel Rod next to your tinder.
- While holding the firesteel handle tightly, scrape the FireSteel rod hard and fast in one fluid motion
This will produce a massive shower of white hot 5500 degree F sparks aimed directly at your tinder.
The special shape of the handle allows for creative attachment to your belt or gear.
The FireSteel Palm Scraper™
This great piece of FireSteel.com gear securely snaps onto your GobSpark Armageddon FireSteel, serving double purpose as a protective case. The rectangular shape fits snugly into the palm of your hand or glove, so that you can scrape sparks from your firesteel even with heavy gloves on your hands or when your fingers are so cold you can hardly move them - potentially a life saver when you are freezing cold or wet from an overturned boat etc.
If you already own any one of our FireSteel.com Firesteel and just want the convenience of a Palm Scraper, you can purchase the Palm Scraper separately.
Here is a testimony that came recently came in:
"I teach primitive firemaking to Boy Scouts, showing them all sorts of technologies that don't require a match, some dating back hundreds of years. In the firesteel section, I show them a few cheap versions, and the circle comes in closer. Then I pull out my GobSpark Armageddon and throw a few sparks and they instantly jump back as sparks dance down the picnic table and fall off the other side. Really, REALLY impressive!" -Mike B
Posted by SteveG on Mar 21st 2015
"As close to perfection as I've seen in a ferro rod system"
"Nothing compares to these. The real test, with gloves on, half frozen hands, shivering, and in the dark...the Gob Spark is still easy to use and always gets the job done. Typically one strike = fire (if you have done your job and prepared your tinder, of course) Commercial tinder, improvised tinder, even slightly damp tinder, they all light with ease. The big, long lasting sparks are essential for damp, cold environments.
I've demonstrated the Gob Spark in full, brilliant sunlight and still get a "WOW!" from those that see it in action. Gob Spark is the name and giant gobs of sparks are what you get.
But a better testament to just how good this product is: I grab it first, before the Bic and before the matches. It's just that damn good.
I really can't tell how long it will last. I've struck sparks with it several hundred times and it barely shows wear. Sure there are bright streaks and a little flattening of the rounded profile, but that amounts to negligible wear so far. It will last many years for me and probably a lifetime for most.
It is big and the handle makes it bulky, but when your hands are stiff from cold and you are shivering and unsteady, the large handles on the Gob Spark and it's striker make fire starting a simple task instead of a chore.
This is the best of the best."
Thank you, Steve. You've expressed exactly why I invented the GobSpark! - Ron.
GobSpark Armageddon™ Specifications
- GobSpark Armageddon with handle:
- 4-1/2 inches long (114mm)
- weight: 1.7 ounces (48 grams)
- GobSpark Armageddon with clicked on Palm Scraper:
- 5 inches long (127mm)
- weight: 2.3 ounces (62 grams)
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Well thought out kit. Have only had a couple of practice tryouts but it throws sparks like a blow torch so I expect it to do fine in the field. Remember to use force when you scrape the rod.
A must have
Excellent firesteel in an efficient and easy to use form factor
im new to using ferro rods. for the past couple of months I tried, unsuccessfully, to start fires using box store bought brands of ferro rods. I never got a spark to catch, not even once. I decided to invest in the Gobspark and was not dissapointed. after removing the protective coating and striking it 3 times, I had my first fire. When they say Gobspark they aint lying. It literally throws Gobs of sparks. Ill never use another brand. I AM SOLD!
This a great combo Firesteel and palm scraper! It has the hottest spark from any i’ve tried and the palm scraper makes it easier to use and get a strong consistent spark every time.
Very Impressed with the amount of spark these give off. Nicely designed.
I was also impressed with the service of Firesteel as they were very prompt with shipping and they sent me a personal thank you for my business. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for these types of products.
This is my third set of the Gobspark Armageddon with the palm scraper and magnesium rod .I bought these for cold weather outings because they are easy to use with gloves on. They work great and have never let me down. They throw off a nice stream of sparks and the magnesium rods are high grade and perform well in all the conditions I have used them in. They also fit nicely in my sheath pouch of my knife. So far no cons to this set. You won't be disappointed with this set.
Throw's Absolutely Epic Spark's! I gave one to my brother and before I could warn him that it throws Spark's like crazy, he gave it One strike, ONE STRIKE! and Now he's in big trouble with his wife because a large area of the carpet is now very singed!
Excellent product. Performs as described. Fits the hands well and easy to use.