Made of the alloy ferrocerium, these rods have the property of producing very hot sparks when rubbed against a rough surface. The sparks are actually tiny flakes of molten ferrocerium with an extremely high temperature. Add a handle of your own design and you have your own unique fire starting kit. 3/8 x 4 inch size, more effective striking area than smaller firesteels
- Produces a shower of 3000 C sparks when rubbed with high carbon steel (like knife blade)
- Unlike matches or lighters, these will function when wet or in high wind
- Sparks will quickly ignite dry tinder (cotton balls soaked in Vaseline, etc)
- Customize your own handles of bone, antler, hardwood etc. A great project for woodsmen of all ages!