The TBS Firesteel is, quite simply, a brilliant product. I know there about a thousand different types on the market today but I honestly believe that you cannot get more bang for your buck than our Firesteel. With the Fatboy variant we haven't changed anything much apart from the size, our regular sized firesteel is 9.5mm and the new Fatboy is 12.5mm
Naturally we have cut out the 10 middlemen taking their slice and gone direct to the manufacturer making this Firesteel unbelievable value. It is our Fatboy sized firesteel making it 12.5mm thick and will give you approximately 35% more strikes than the regular sized product (8000 - 11,000)
Using the striker it gives off a massive shower of white hot sparks thanks to the addition of just little more of the combustible metals. After using quite a few different products we were suitably impressed with this model and I really liked the fact that there was no faff and flash, just a simple steel with a great striker.
I know a lot of people will automatically use the back of their knife but you really can't get better than a dedicated striker and this one just works. You can either use the side or the curved tip to get a brilliant result and it has the added bonus of having a measuring scale (ideal as a roamer for maps) and a Bottle opener that doubles as a hex nut spanner.
An unbelievably great value firesteel for the great outdoors.