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Ray Mears Fire Stick

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick


Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 50 g         76 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, and can be gripped easily when your hands are cold. When used properly, the Fire Stick will produce a shower of sparks which will light your tinder of choice with ease.

Our Fire Sticks come fitted with a sturdy, moulded plastic handle which is subtly embossed with the Ray Mears 'snowshoe' logo. A hole in the handle allows you to securely fasten your Fire Stick to your belt or knife sheath via a lanyard or length of para cord.

The Fire Stick performs best when used against the back of a knife, but also comes fitted with its own striker.

  • Rod length: 65 mm
  • Total length: 95 mm
  • Weight: 50 g
  • Moulded plastic handle
  • Striker included
  • Exclusive to Woodlore


UK 1-2 Day Delivery possible

  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 14 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

Ray Mears Fire Stick is rated 5/5 based on 76 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 76

  Fantastic! Always fancied one of these. I bought half a dozen as Christmas presents - very well appreciated. Makes loads of sparks once you get the hang of it. Next task is to prepare some tinder and make a fire!  

6th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 76

  Very useful tool for getting that camp fire lit. Portable and light. The fire stick comes with a metal striker to start the fire so is ready to use. Perfect.  

  M Foo
3rd January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 76

  Bought as a present but my husband says it looks an excellent product, easy to carry. It seems very robust.  

  Catherine Parker
8th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 76

  Does what it says. I've yet to try it in more challenging conditions but certain it will be a great standby piece of kit and as it's so small and light, no reason not to carry it always for emergency. Knife blade produces more sparks than the supplied scraper but maybe that's down to technique.  

6th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 76

  Accept no substitute. There are many fire sticks on the market but they bear no comparison to the Ray Mears fire Stick. I have several of these and wouldn't rely on any other fire stick.  

  John Broadleday
13th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 76

  After trying many other ferrocerium compounds over the past 15 years or so, I discovered that they are not all the same. Many of them, particularly the cheaper ones, require a very fast striking action to get the sparks to ignite. The problem with that is that you lose control and your knife or striker smothers or scatters the sparks and ensuring flame. These sticks that Woodlore sells are perfect, you can take a slow, firm strike with the back of a knife and get a decent, hot, full bodied shower of sparks and retain control. They are also sufficiently sized in length and diameter to ensure that they will last a long time. A daily user may see over a year of use, a casual user will enjoy many years of reliable use. This is my 4th or 5th purchase in ten years and these are without equal, the best on the market.  

  Matt Fletcher
6th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 76

  This fire stick is reliable, providing strong sparks, supplied with a good steel striker. I keep it packed in a plastic bottle with cotton wool pads, no rattles, quick ignition when needed.  

  G J Clifton
29th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 76

  This is easy to use.  

  Yves Sempels
15th September, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 76

  This is definitely the best fire stick I've owned, strikes really well.  

  Joshua Oriordan
23rd August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 76

  Works brilliantly and feels very durable. Swiftly delivered.  

  Mike Foster
28th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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