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Ray Mears Fire Stick

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Fire Stick


Weight: 50 g         114 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 114 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 114

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

  Anthony Doyle
15th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 114

  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

  3 of 114

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

  Dan Street
15th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 114

  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

  5 of 114

  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

  6 of 114

  Lights my fire and lasts a long time.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 114

  Lights my fires still since 2015.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 114

  Excellent fire steel, works a treat.  

  Chris Watson
19th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 114

  Nice size. Perfect, thanks.  

  John Rochford
26th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 114

  The rod itself seems ok and throws enough sparks but the sticker is not good at all. I’ve had to replace it with a better one.  

  Tim Smith
2nd November, 2020

Rated: 4/5

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