Included with this purchase: 1 Stag & Steel Ferro Fire Starter (Stag handled ferro rod with striker and lanyard), 1 leather sheath and Free Shipping within USA.
Made in the USA
Thank you for considering our Stag & Steel Ferrocerium Fire Starter. The ability to build and maintain a fire is an essential skill for camping and survival in the wild. Our lightweight, compact fire starting tool is made from the highest quality materials for performance you can count on anytime, anywhere, in any condition, and is perfect for emergency kits, survival kits, bug out bags, hiking, backpacking, and camping.
All our fire starters are made by hand, locally in our shop in Rome, GA. We craft each one as though it was a work of art, but function and performance is always foremost and never compromised. We hope that you will add it to your camping survival gear today. Our goal is to earn and keep your business.
Diameter: 1/2” (.794 cm)
Rod Length: 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Length with Handle: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Handle: Hand-selected Stag Antler (Elk tine). Each antler handle is unique in color, shape, and pattern, but will look very similar to the ones pictured.
Spark Temp: 5,430°F (3,000°C)
Material: Nicholson Bi-Metaloy hacksaw blade. Hardened alloy teeth cut 30% faster and ten times longer than standard blades. Hardened tooth edges are continuous-welded to flexible steel backs for superior durability.
Length: 3.5 inches (9.53 cm)
TPI: 24 Teeth Per Inch
*** Multitask: The multipurpose hacksaw blade striker can also be used to generate saw dust to create additional tender and can even cut through metal.
Length: 12 inches (30.48 cm)
Material: 550 paracord shell, ends are flame seared to prevent fraying with figure eight stop knots on both ends.
Total Weight : 6.4 oz (181.44 g)
Sheath Material: 3 oz. vegetable tanned tooling leather with hand-sown, double-stitched, waxed, 1mm threading. Wet formed and tooled to kit each rod and striker.
Sheath Color: Chocolate brown with burnished ends with dark brown stitching.
Dimensions are approximate.
Ferrocerium is a man-made metallic material that produces hot sparks at temperatures of about 5,430° F (3,000° C) when scraped against a rough surface such as ridged steel. It is also commonly called a ferro rod, fire steel, and flint rod, and even works when wet, making it a favorite among outdoor and survival enthusiast. The ferrocerium is made of 50 percent cerium, 25 percent lanthanum, and 19 percent iron, with small amounts of praseodymium, neodymium, and magnesium.
Ferro Rod Fire Starter Tips
Remove the Ferro Rod’s Black Coating: Your ferro rod comes with a black coating, which prevents oxidation. This black coating has to be removed before you can create a spark. This black veneer is easy to scrape off. Two or three scrapes should expose the shiny metal surface. You don’t have to remove all the black, just a wide enough line so you see the shiny area on the rod where you scrape.
The Best Tinder: Dry, fluffy material works best. Cotton balls, drier lint, char cloth, hemp rope, and natural plant fuzz (e.g. cattail seed, goldenrod fluff, and milkweed) all work great as the fuel to allow the sparks to stick and burn.
Consider Moving The Rod, Not The Scraper: Hold the striker’s teeth at about a 45-degree angle to the rod. Pull the rod across the striker towards you instead of pushing the striker towards your tinder. This technique will help you avoid accidentally disturbing your tinder setup with your down stroke.
Georgia Residents – Please Note: Sales tax charged for items shipped to: GA (7%)
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.