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Ray Mears Fire Stick

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick


Weight: 50 g         84 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 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 84 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 84

  Great shower of sparks generated. As I live in Hong Kong your 'usual' tinder isn't necessarily easy to find but even with some more challenging materials, have managed to generate fire using this fire stick.  

  Robert Matthew Eadon
26th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 84

  Excellent fire stick.  

  Juan Antonio Romero Montiel
21st August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 84

  Good item, sparks well.  

11th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 84

  I'm unlikely to start any fires, just purchased this because I was fascinated. It does make amazing sparks!  

  Paul Day
7th July, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 84

  Great size, great sparks. The attached striker is a bit rubbish but works great with a knife.  

  Callum Quick
4th May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 84

  Produces a good shower of sparks (seemingly better with my knife). A solid, weighty item with a 6cm long by 9mm diameter rod that should last a long time when compared with my previous Firesteels. Fast delivery too.  

  Nicholas Emery
12th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 84

  Great fire starter! As for the shipping, you did your part—it took just 3 days to get from England to New York. Then the USPS took another 5 days to get it from NY to PA. But a great product!  

  Robert Myers
4th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 84

  Quiet Simply , Nothing throws sparks like the RM fire stick. I bought several after I tried my first one .  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 84

  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

  10 of 84

  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

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