This is currently the largest fire steel we offer and it's called "The Monster!" for a reason. It measures approximately 1/2" diameter x 5" long (or 13mm x 130mm in metric) and weighs a whopping 110g! It is a medium/soft compound which means it will throw lots of sparks with light pressure from the striker (Knife, hacksaw blade etc). This makes it ideal for scouts, students and beginners due to the ease of use.
A softer blend ferrocerium rod does wear quicker than a harder compound due to the amount of material removed for each strike. However, due to the size, this ferrocerium rod is capable of lighting thousands of fires and can last some people a life time!
**The Apocalypse Fire Steel's are supplied as blanks, no handle or striker is included**