TBS Fatboy Firesteel - Quite simply one of the best on the market
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.
The very latest model of our firesteel now comes with a painted wooden handle as we are trying to go as plastic free as possible. There is now a choice of strikers you can have with your Firesteel, our standard one or the fantastic TBS Stoat Multitool.
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.
- 12.5mm Diameter (1/2")
- 85mm Length Ferro Rod with 70mm exposed
- 50mm Length Handle
- 120mm Total Length
- Choice of Strikers
High-quality product that produces very good sparks.
Seriously good value
I am always sceptical when a company says of their product that it is simply the best. The fat boy fire steel is more than that. It is beefy, has a great handle and the striker has a bit extra on the striking edge that creates massive sparks. I have always been a light my fire supporter but not any more. This is now my go to ferro rod. By the way - you can't beat the price.
TSB fat boy fire steel .
A high quality product. Bought as a gift and has been used to start fires extremely successfully!!
Staff at The Bushcraft Store were incredibly helpful .
Brilliant quality and feel, perfect for a trip based at one camp. Bit big and heavy for long distance - have ordered an army one too!