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Ray Mears Fire Stick

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick


Weight: 50 g         129 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


  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

Ray Mears Fire Stick is rated 5/5 based on 129 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 129

  Great firelighter, used many times, still going strong.  

  Simon Johnson
11th June, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 129

  Very light and small enough to carry in your pocket or top of rucksack, easy striking action.  

  Bryan Plunkett
18th January, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 129

  Well made product, however found it difficult to create sparks with the metal scraper supplied. This was partly due to the rod coating, which seemed to initially inhibit spark formation. Hence three stars for the product as supplied. However, using an old hacksaw blade as a scraper gave much better results and the spark formation vastly improved as the rod coating was worn away, so currently would give five stars.  

  Dallas Simpson
28th October, 2023

Rated: 3/5

  4 of 129

  Superb, high quality fire steel. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to use with plenty of sparks!  

23rd October, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 129

  Great product. Highly recommended!  

  Benny Flaglien
11th September, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 129

  The rod works very well, definitely akin to the market leaders. I'm less impressed with the striker though as it doesn't work as well as the strikers that come with rival products.  

24th May, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 129

  A focused flow of sparks. Worked perfectly as expected.  

  Michael Ohannesian
4th December, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 129

  This is the second Ray Mears Fire stick I have purchased, to finally replace my first one which lasted about 8 years of service! That’s now a stump so I decided to treat myself to a new one. Best fire stick out there for your money I think. Decent thickness and throws a very good mount of sparks. If used properly they last a very long time. Never lets me down. Have used it all over the world. I found the striker (which I prefer to use instead of the back of my knife blade) a little poor so I replaced it with a slightly serrated one. Perhaps a good idea would be for Woodlore to adapt the striker, with one edge being straight and the other slightly serrated, just to give the option. Just an idea. Either way, it’s a great fire stick and I’d recommend it to anyone deliberating over which one to buy. As always, super swift dispatch and delivery from the Woodlore team. Here’s to another 8 years of fire making.  

  Charles Hunt
26th September, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 129

  Bought as a back up to my large fero rod. This one sits nicely on belt sheath as the other is too big. Only used a couple of times at the time of writing this, but it work flawlessly and got the fire started with little effort.  

  Shaun Linsley
23rd August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 129

  A solid fire stick. I switched out the striker to a sturdier piece, but other than that it went immediately into hard use and is standing up well.  

  Johnathan Rabkin
18th July, 2022

Rated: 4/5

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