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Ray Mears Fire Stick

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick


Weight: 50 g         119 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 119 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 119

  Great little fire stick set up. Very easy to use and a good amount of hot sparks discharged per strike. I split the items and relocated them onto a neck cord set up that I made on a recent exercise overseas. Essential to have close by at all time. A very practical, useful and cost effective item to have as part of your everyday camping/bush equipment.  

  Jonathan Sowden
26th March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 119

  This is an excellent product.  

  Cora Taylor
3rd March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 119

  Superb fire stick. Absolutely an essential item for any budding bushman.  

  Ross Munro
30th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 119

  High quality ferro rod. Throws good hot sparks.  

  Leigh Andersen
11th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 119

  I bought the Ray Mears fire stick as I had lost one from a weekend course with Ray a few years ago. It works very well, gives a good shower of sparks and with the correct tinder it starts a fire at no time at all. I would recommend one, the only disadvantage found is the small steel that it comes with is a bit to small and the edges are sharp so watch your fingers or use gloves. To get around this I use the back of my knife blade and find that works much better. A great fire stick.  

  Paul Thomas
3rd October, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 119

  Took a while to get the hang of it but works extremely well.  

  Anthony Doyle
15th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 119

  This is the only product from many years buying from wood lore that I have been disappointed with. I have other fire sticks which easily produce spark, enabling fires to be lighted easily. I bought these for my two boys but unfortunately we had to set them to the side and use an old fire stick to light the fire.The sticks themselves appear too hard. I will give continue to give them a go though.  

  Kevin Peters
24th August, 2021

Rated: 1/5

  8 of 119

  Excellent bit of kit. Used often and have had no issues. Would recommend.  

  Dan Street
15th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 119

  Works great. Nice and thick. Be warned it pits and spalls in tropical climates. They all do so there is no fault with this product.  

  Paul Cobham
14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 119

  I have trouble with the slice of metal that came with the product to make sparks. It maybe I don't have the knack just yet. Using a knife with it works a treat. The handle doesn't really add much to it. Next time I would get from yourselves just the fire stick. with no handle. I do like the product, despite what seems like a negative review.  

  Nygel Harrot
7th March, 2021

Rated: 4/5

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