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Ray Mears Fire Stick
Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick

Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 50 g         66 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. 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 66 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 66

  This is a good thick rod, with very bright sparks.  

  Kevin Maule

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 66

  This fire stick Works really well, a very useful piece of kit.  

  Louise Margaret Andrew

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 66

  Out of the three fire sticks I have, this is the best one for getting a good spark.  


Rated: 5/5

  4 of 66

  This fire stick works perfectly. I just need more practice.  

  Adam Pearce

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 66

  The Ray Mears Fire stick is the best quality fire stick regarding its chemical constitution in my experience. This varies wildly, others break, give fewer and cooler sparks or both. The value for money is excellent too. It also Makes a great gift. Delivery is quick as always. .  

  Matthew Harris

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 66

  The best on the market by a long shot. I have 4, so bought this one for a mate as he starts out. Would not be out in the wilderness without one on me and a spare one in my kit bag.  

  Andy T

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 66

  An excellent quality product.  

  Anne Marie

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 66

  I'm really pleased with my fire stick; it works brilliantly (I lit my first fire within 30 seconds). My only improvement: replacing the short black cord with a long, brightly-coloured cord so that a) I can find it easily if dropped in long grass etc., and b) the striker can be used whilst still tethered to the fire stick. Very happy with this item.  

  Tina Butler

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 66

  Nice size, will get plenty of strikes out of this one. Produces large, hot sparks easily, without having to apply huge pressure from the striker or from a knife. Enjoying this ferro rod much more than others I have purchased elsewhere.  

  Kyall. F

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 66

  So far I haven't managed to achieve the shower of sparks seen from Ray or the other guys, guess a bit of practice is in order. Does what it says on the tin.  

  Glyn Edwards

Rated: 5/5

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