Magnesium Tinder Rods

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SKU:
TIN-MAGR-A3
  • 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
$2.19

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:

FireSteel.com

Magnesium Tinder Rods
Diameter
(inches)
Length
(inches)
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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60 Reviews

  • 5
    excellent usability

    Posted by Ben on Aug 23rd 2018

    i got a few of these in different sizes and with holes in them. i like them much better than the conventional blocks you get from coghlans i.a. and in combination with the super-scraper, getting enough material is so easy, i couldn't have imagined before.

  • 5
    Exactly as I hoped.

    Posted by Richard on Jul 10th 2018

    When the tinder sticks came in I immediately gave them a test run. It works just as advertised and shaves/ flakes very easily. It helps to start fires with damp or hard to burn materials. It's very light and the lanyard holes are very close to the edge so I can use most of the stick for tinder building. I'm putting one in both of my cars and one with my outdoor kit for sure.

  • 5
    I LOVE THE BURNNNNNNNNNNN.

    Posted by joseph on Jan 8th 2018

    IF YOU DONT WANT TO WORRY ABOUT WET TINDER, THESE MAG RODS ARE AWESOME! I WISH THEY HAD THE 1/2 INCH ONES AVAILABLE WHEN I ORDERED, BUT THAT GOES TO SHOW THE QUALITY YOU GET: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE BEST THINGS. I WILL BE SHOPPING HERE FOR MY SON'S CAMPING FIRE KIT. AWESOME SERVICE AND COMPANY!

  • 5
    Super Easy & Quick

    Posted by Jawfish on Jan 7th 2018

    The material is super easy to scrape and only a little goes a long way. Paired with the Firesteel rods, this starts a fire quickly and easily. Very happy with the quality of this product.

  • 4
    Almost there

    Posted by Joseph A Chandler on Jan 6th 2018

    I have another pure magnesium bar that I got at a survival expo that when you shave it off produces soft, long, peels of magnesium. This bar seems to flake off and be kind of powdery. For what it's worth it still seems to ignite well but it is more easily disturbed by a light breeze and I wonder if it's as pure as it could be due to the way it peels. Nevertheless for the price it's a great add on for my Gobspark!

  • 5
    Best magnesium out there

    Posted by David on May 19th 2017

    I've bought a dozen or so of these mag bars over the last year and found every one of them to be excellent quality. Soft, easy to shave and sparks easily. A couple of these 3" magnesium bars and a FireSteel.com Armageddon size Fire-rod and you won't have to worry about making fire for a long time.

  • 5
    Price vs Payback can't be beat!

    Posted by TheOldPhart (Harrisville, NH) on Apr 14th 2017

    Do you need a leg-up on those really damp days? Get one of these Firesteel.com magnesium bars. If 4,000 degrees won't start your fire, you must be trying to start it under water!

  • 5
    Always quality

    Posted by Tod S. on Apr 11th 2017

    Well last year I was a Scout Master of a local troop and was looking for something to help me with my fire starting. I stumbled across this website and ordered some Magnesium Rods. Wow.
    I am no longer a Scout Master but have now gotten into bushcraft, so I thought (why not) and ordered a FireSteel Rod...again...Wow! I love your products and will continue to order for friends and family members. Thanks so much for a quality that can be hard to find nowadays! Keep up the good work...I will be ordering more of the products. Thanks!

  • 5
    Easy to use

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 26th 2016

    This makes fire starting a breeze. It's a must for wet environments.

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