Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army.
Lasts approximately 12,000 strikes. Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, and is now used by a number of armies around the world. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude.
3/8" dia. rod
2 1/8" length rod
Learning how to run a firesteel along with some basic knife skills is the most reliable way of starting fire in the bush in any weather condition. I teach beginers to try to wear out the first firesteel you buy practicing using it. Once you become proficient a firesteel this size will last you many years.
Made in Sweden
Posted by Greg L. on 21st Dec 2014
"If your life is going to depend on it, be willing to spend on it." These are more expensive than some other brands but they are worth the extra cost for the quality. I have had a few of these and the handle did come off of one but I made a new one with 1/4" strips of duct tape and a 550 cord lanyard and it works like a charm. Note: Toss the striker and use a piece of hacksaw blade... it removes a lot more meterial for exceptional sparks.
Posted by Mike Lychock on 9th Nov 2014
Have tried every type of fire steel out there. I much prefer Ferrocerium over mish metal. Much easier to control and direct the sparks. The Light My Fire Brand is the best out there. Got my first one from Ben's when he was only on Ebay. Now he's got the best "one stop shopping" site for survival and bushcraft, period!!
Posted by Joe on 9th Nov 2013
A nice way to always have something that will give you a spark for tinder or alcohol fluid.
Posted by Joel on 9th Aug 2013
Really easy to use. Had my 4,8, and 9 year old kids starting the campfires for me with it during our last camp out. Will definitely by another, and Bensbackwoods was an extreme pleasure to do business with!