TBS Ferrocerium Rod Blank - Fatboy 12.5mm - Make your own Firesteel
The TBS Firesteel has been a phenomenal success and this is the 12.5mm version that is the same formula that is in our steels, just bigger. There is a choice of 2, the 9.5mm Army sized blank (available in store) and the super sized 12.5mm blank which is the same thickness as the steel in our Fatboy firesteel. They are ideal for making your own firestarter, simply handle it with your own choice of material or simply leave it bare for a more compact way of storage in survival kits.
We find they are ideal for adding to any survival kit and you can simply wrap it with paracord to fashion a handle when needed. The Fatboy sized blank also has a pre drilled hole so you can attach a lanyard and striker if you so wish.
The Army steels are a full size, they are 3 inches long (75mm) and 3/8" thick (9.5mm) and the Fatboy variant are available in 2 different sizes - 1/2" (12.5mm) thick and 3" (75mm) long OR 1/2" (12.5mm) thick and 6" (150mm) long. The longer version features a hole for a lanyard
Great Ferro Rod
I really like this ferro rod. Been using the regular Fatboys for a few years now, but wanted to step it up in length. These ferro rods throw a good, hot spark stream, and the longer length gives you more room to work with, and should last even longer. I just ran a piece of paracord through the hole. That's enough for me to hold on to, but one could also wrap some duct tape around the top to make more handle, and have some additional emergency fire lighting material. Or, get fancy if you want, and make a proper handle. Great service from TBS, as usual. Thanks.