The fire steel or ferro rod has become the most dependable and reliable fire lighter for wilderness use. It has now become standard issue in aircrew and special forces survival kits. It's ability to give a consistent shower of 3000 degree sparks under all conditions make it the ultimate fire starter in our books. We make these antler handled fire steels here in our Sussex workshop . Using the very best quality ferro rods we make these with carefully selected antler and with brass lining to the thong tube. Each fire steel has a steel striker included.