Mouse Firesteel - Misch Metal Ferro Rod Blank - 1/8" x 2"

Mouse Firesteel - Misch Metal Ferro Rod Blank - 1/8" x 2"

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Mouse Firesteel - Misch Metal Ferro Rod Blank - 1/8" x 2"
$0.99

Description

The Mouse firesteel is our very smallest firesteel. A little harder to use than the other sizes due to its small size, but you can throw one of these in every nook and cranny of your gear, since they weigh next to nothing and can still get a nice fire going.

Please note that the current version of the firesteels are not exactly the same as our original Youtube video.  The composition is the same, but the manufacturer hardens the alloy for a longer period. This makes the rods significantly easier to use, but they will not throw as large of gobs of metal since less material is removed with each scrap.  The performance is still excellent and they will still work very well for fire starting.

These firesteels are made with misch metal, an alloy of rare earth metals that does more than just create sparks. What comes off these firesteels when you scrape them are more like molten globs of metal, burning much longer than a spark from a flint. They burn so long that you can stand up, scrape the firesteel, and watch the globs bounce on the ground.

Firesteels are the perfect tool for a lightweight, reliable fire starter. Water is no problem for firesteels. Get yours wet and just wipe it off before using. They can be scraped with almost any sharp edge to produce sparks, but the squared off spine (back) of a knife blade or the back of a hacksaw blade (not the teeth) both work particularly well. To use, just stick the firesteel down into the tinder and scrape along the firesteel with a quick motion and decent amount of pressure. The shavings will ignite and fly off of the firesteel into the tinder, and if you are using the right tinder, it will flame up or create an ember quickly and easily.

The firesteel blanks come with no handles or strikers, and are perfect for compact carry or your own firesteel project. If you are looking for ones with handles, check out our other firesteels for more options.

Additional Information

Model fsmouse
SKU fsmouse
Manufacturer Going Gear

Reviews

Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

Excellent & Durable
Great price and very durable!
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Review by Brian / (Posted on 1/29/2014)
1/8" Ferro Rods
Received 1/8" Ferro Rods I had ordered from going Gear. The rods work flawlessly and disperse a really good spark for starting fires. They will be a great item for my existing survival kits I make. Shipping was fast and great customer service. I will be ordering more in the future.
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Review by Brian / (Posted on 1/28/2014)
1/8" Ferro Rods
Received 1/8" Ferro Rods I had ordered from going Gear. The rods work flawlessly and disperse a really good spark for starting fires. They will be a great item for my existing survival kits I make. Shipping was fast and great customer service. I will be ordering more in the future.
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Review by Brian / (Posted on 1/28/2014)
Excellent
Despite its small size 1/8" X 2" wt. 2g, this little powerhouse throws an inpressive shower of sparks. It's easy to hold, too. Don't expect it to last as long as its larger cousins. It is what it is, a minature. Just right for a small kit or to tuck in a sheath or even a wallet. Epoxy a ring terminal on it for a keyring. You'll never know it is there until you need it!
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Review by Bob / (Posted on 11/11/2012)
Small, effective, good value.
These firesteels are not that hard to use, but they are slightly more difficult than larger ones or ones with handles. Two inches is the perfect size for a pocket fire-lighting kit. Each of these takes up only slightly more space than a match, and will light many more fires.
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Review by Pockets / (Posted on 8/8/2012)