In the market for a ferro rod? The Uberleben Hexa may be the right choice for you.
The Hexa, which comes in two sizes, derives its name from the fact it has six sides. These flat sides give it more surface contact area for the striker, creating more sparks. Which is great if you want to make a fire quickly.
Each Hexa ferro rod can be struck more than 20,000 times. That’s a lot of sparks!
The Hexa will work at any altitude, making it more suitable for mountain regions than other fire starting tools. It can even be used while wet, which certainly beats out old sticks and rocks you might find lying around outside.
The Hexa Fire Starter comes with a leather lanyard as well as a 6-function multi-tool scraper.
You might be wondering which size is right for you. The smaller Uberleben Zunden Hexa is 3 inches and just over 2 ounces. This version is best if you want to keep it a small pocket. On the other hand, sometimes bigger is better — say if you have extra large hands. In that case, you may want the larger version, which is twice as big at six inches and around four ounces.