This fire steel kit features a ½ in. by 5 in. fire steel (aka mischmetal, ferrocerium, or ferro rod). The rod is set in a 2 inch long solid oak handle soaked in Danish Oil. The rod ships nestled in a handcrafted leather holster stained a dark chocolate brown, with a belt loop crafted to accommodate up to a 1-¾ inch (4.9 cm) belt. The leather is treated with Fiebings Mink Oil (available from us here).The holster is also compatible with a carabiner or some cord to allow for carry on your pack, as well as various other carry options. The holster sits quite comfortably on your belt, and is easy to remove, all while securely gripping the rod to prevent accidental loss when your ventures lead you through the backcountry brambles.
The ½ in. thickness of this rod will last you close to a lifetime; you will draw thousands upon thousands of cozy fires from it’s generous bulk.
The fire steel throws an amazing shower of dense sparks, which have been filmed and are presented for your viewing pleasure in the short video below:
You can watch a review of this ferro rod on our channel on YouTube here:
Please check out the photos for details of the oak handle and leather holster.
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We also offer other versions of this ferrocerium rod, with a wooden handle. Please see listings below by clicking on the images:
The handle and holster for this fire steel are handcrafted by a small company in Spokane, Washington.