The primary difference between ferrocerium and magnesium is that ferrocerium is an actual fire starter while magnesium is not. Ferrocerium is a synthetic material (which ferro rods are made of) consisting of various elements (typically 50% cerium, 25% lanthanum and 19% iron) that create sparks when scraped across rough surfaces, whereas magnesium ignites when sparks connect with […]
How long a ferro rod will last depends on the size of the rod, the quality of the composition (softer rods typically don’t last a long) and the usage of the rod. A larger rod will generally last much longer than a smaller rod. A larger rod with a quality composition (at least 20.8% iron and 41.% […]
Whether you call it a Ferro Rod or a Ferrocerium Rod… Here are the answers to your most popular questions about Ferro Rods: Check out our Magnesium Fire Starter articles for more info.