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Fire Stick Rod

Fire Stick Rod


Brand: Miscellaneous
Weight: 32 g         23 reviews
The humble Fire Stick is, without a doubt, one of the most fundamental and reliable pieces of Bushcraft equipment available. As used by Ray Mears and the entire Woodlore team for well over a decade, the Fire Stick (or ferrocerium rod, as it is also known) is favoured in Bushcraft and survival situations due to the fact that it can be used even when wet. When used properly, the Fire Stick will produce a shower of sparks which will light your tinder of choice with ease.

Employing the same design and function as our standard Fire Sticks, these rods differ in that they are sold without handles, allowing you to manufacture your own. Antler and curly birch are firm favourites for making handles out of, but there's no reason not to venture out and try different materials; indeed, as you can see on the Woodlore Blog, some customers have even made fire stick handles from Gumnuts! Ideal for those who are new to woodworking, and a great gift to anyone interested in getting hands-on with their bushcraft kit.

  • Length: 75 mm
  • Diameter: 9 mm
  • Weight: 32 g


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Fire Stick Rod is rated 5/5 based on 23 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 23

  Good quality fire steel and I think it's a great idea to be able to make your own handle and then reuse it with another steel.  

  Ross Graham
13th July, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 23

  Can't go wrong, this fire stick won't let you down. Fast delivery as always.  

  Duncan Pearse
16th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 23

  Impressive stuff. The first time I have used a firestick. Scrape with the back of your knife and the sparks fly with ease. Yet to try in wet weather, but confident it'll work fine there too.  

  Iain Mcleod
28th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 23

  This is the best flint that I have used, the spark is bright, it can light many kinds of tinder easily.  

  Yicong Huang
7th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 23

  I have purchased several of these over a couple of years, I know it sounds corny but they are far and away the best ones I've used. I will qualify that by saying it is very easy to get good, strong sparks with a controlled, short strike, getting the sparks exactly where you want or need them is very easy without disturbing your carefully prepared tinder. My personal striker of choice is a carbide scraper blade, but these work well with any decent square edge - it's fun to try and see just how short a 'strike stroke' you can use to get tinder going (1/4 inch (or 6.35mm) is what I'm getting (on a good day). Slow, short, firm strike - so much better than scraping away like a thing possessed with sparks going all over the place - I really like these and can't recommend them enough!  

  Simon J Lucas
8th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 23

  Works great. Good size. I have fitted it to a bit of antler for a handle. Makes good sparks when used with a good edge.  

  Lee Tobin
18th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 23

  As expected, this is a quality product. Throws out a good shower of sparks (unlike some others i have used). I Mounted it on a Reindeer antler for my good lady and she loves it.  

  Leo S
19th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 23

  High quality fire steel at a good price. Easy to carry and suitable for my survival kit. Highly recommended.  

  Filimon Undang
21st February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 23

  I've been searching for a decent blank Ferro rod for a while now. Reading reviews and looking for feedback from various forums but nothing was ticking all the boxes. I have looked at various alternatives available from major 'Outdoor' shops but I was always disappointed with the performance of these rods. What I wanted was something to match the performance of my first Ferro rod which I purchased some 11 years ago on the recommendation of one of Ray's first instructors while I was on a course in the Lake District. I don't know why I didn't come here in the first place given the history of my old rod but I am glad I have now. This rod is exactly the same as my old one and generates the same intense shower of sparks for only a small amount of effort. The rod is now sporting a yew handle and I am even considering purchasing a few more of these for my Cub Scout group as they are far superior to anything else I have seen.  

  Rob Marshall
13th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 23

  This fire stick is a great tool, lots of hot sparks. I've purchased the rod version so I can have a go at personalising a handle.  

  David Felkins
31st August, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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