Ferro Rods and Magnesium shavings are both used for starting fires, especially in a survival situation.
However, the biggest difference between a Ferro Rod and Magnesium is that a Ferro Rod will produce sparks, but it won’t burn.
On the other hand, Magnesium shavings will burn, but only if you use an external source of fire to ignite them.d
So, you use Magnesium shavings as tinder for starting your fire, and you use a Ferro Rod to ignite the Magnesium shavings. That’s why most Magnesium Fire Starters include a tool to shave the Magnesium doff the block into your tinder pile as well as a Ferro Rod to ignite the Magnesium.
- WE USE REAL FERROCERIUM (FERRO ROD). Austrian ferrocerium combines over a century of craftsmanship and superior technology to produce the finest ferro rod in the world. Our ferrocerium is 76% Rare Earth Metal, 20% Iron, 2% Magnesium and 2% Anti-corrosives. There are no other additives.
- MILITARY GRADE MAGNESIUM ROD used to create a burst of intense heat and flame kickstarting a fire even in the worst of conditions. The magnesium is easily scraped off with the striker and is ignited by sparks from the flint.
- HARDWOOD HANDLE crafted for sure grip even in the dead of winter. The handle can be scraped to produce dry tinder – essential in an emergency situation.
- STRIKER/SCRAPER made of hardened steel is sharpened to create large showers of sparks and won’t cut your skin. It also scrapes the magnesium rod and hardwood handle with ease.
- PARACHORD rated at 550 lbs. tensile strength made in the US by certified US govt contractor. Won’t break or rot.
- 👍Magnesium rod is easily scraped off with striker,and is ignited by sparks from the flint,start fires in any weather conditions.
- 👍FIRE STARTERS : Each box includes 2 Magnesium Fire Starters can be used thousands of times.
- 👍Waterproof Fire Steel：Solid magnesium fuel bar with flint 3” x1”,steel scraper3”,Fire Paracord Outdoor Survival Ropes.
- 👍The red waxed flax in Paracord waterproof fire tinder can make instant fire even in heavy rain.
- 👍100% Satisfaction Promise: AOFAR provide 2 years limited warranty and lifetime customer support.
- The fire starter includes one 16mm x 80mm High Purity 99.99% Magnesium Metal Rod and one 6mm x 80mm ferrocerium rod, integrated in a plastic handle. he fire steel rod is the perfect balance between softness & durability, consistently outperforming the leading fire starters. Will ignite a 5,500º F spark, light a fire instantly when you need.
- Paracord: Easier than ever to find your MG fire starter in low light. New reflective material “lights up” with the slightest flashlight beam. The length of paracord is about 40 inches, that is long enough to carry the fire starter around your neck.
- Multi-function Scraper/Striker: Built in bottle opener, hex wrench, ruler, map scale and striker, it’s a very useful tool in survival. Made of hardened steel creates large showers of sparks and scrape the magnesium rod easily.
- Easy Grip: Ergonomic handles on the fire starter allow use by even the most frozen of fingers! This fire starter’s orange pp handle is 70mm long easy to hold.
- Using the rod is also a simple way to light a stove and a gasoline grill in a shed or backyard. The reliability of the super rod has made it the favorite of outdoor experts, hunters, fishing enthusiasts, and campers