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Ray Mears Fire Stick
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick

SKU: 00076
Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 50 g         54 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


1-2 Day Delivery possible

  Delivery in 1-2 days (within 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 on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on 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.

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.

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 54 customer reviews

  1 of 54

  Watching my husband's face when he opened the present at Christmas - he tried it out and it actually worked! The look of achievement on his face was marvellous to see.  


Rated: 5/5

  2 of 54

  This is the first fire stick I've purchased so I can't really comment or compare with other fire sticks. I researched fire sticks and this fire stick had great reviews. I'm certainly more than happy, it really is an excellent piece of kit; simple to use and really does give a huge amount of sparks, it really impressed me. If at some stage I need to purchase another fire stick this one would be my first choice.  


Rated: 5/5

  3 of 54

  One of, if not the best fire stick out there. I have bought loads of ferrocerium rods in the past from branded ones to blank rods of varying sizes. Whilst out with one (not the Ray Mears one) I was struggling to get my tinder to take a spark. When I got home I decided to line them all up and test them on ease of use, brightness of spark and, most importantly, the ability to light my tinder. Results varied enormously but the best one by far was the Ray Mears fire stick. On a side note I had a small problem with another item I had ordered, I called Woodlore and the guy I spoke with was great; really polite and helpful and resolved my issue straight away. For me that's worth its weight in gold and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both the Ray Mears fire stick and the Woodlore website to anyone who was looking for some quality bushcraft gear.  


Rated: 5/5

  4 of 54

  You will not get a better, more reliable piece of equipment. No gimmicks, no fancy bits and bobs attached, no spare tinder compartments, no bits to break off or get cross-threaded. At its core this fire rod works, and does so better than any other on the market. I have owned a few over countless years and it's as simple as; they work, and work, and work. It will last years. They are bomb-proof, completely solid, and have no bits and bobs or silly gimmicks to fail you. I have used one all over the world from the Artic Circle in Norway and Sweden where the temperatures were -20 and lower, through to here in Australia where it's the complete opposite. I don't want any other fire steel and honestly, they can have all the bells and whistles, but I don't care, this product has proved itself the world over and I can't ask for more than that. Great work Woodlore.  


Rated: 5/5

  5 of 54

  Great. A real sturdy piece of equipment. Does the job well.  


Rated: 5/5

  6 of 54

  This is a good sturdy piece - it will last for years!  


Rated: 5/5

  7 of 54

  I didn't realise how poor my current stick was until I tried this one. Very good; gives off a great shower of sparks.  


Rated: 5/5

  8 of 54

  One word: indispensable. This high quality fire stick works exactly as it should. It is solidly made, very portable and produces nice big sparks every time.  


Rated: 5/5

  9 of 54

  Cool piece of kit. Makes a great present.  


Rated: 5/5

  10 of 54

  Very good quality, and good consistent sparking even in the hands of my 8 year old who has struggled with various fire sticks before.  


Rated: 5/5

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