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Huge Blank Magnesium Tinder Rod 1/2" x 5"
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May 22, 2013
US $10.99
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Fort Jones, California, United States


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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Firesteel, flint & steel, ferrocium, ferrocerrium
Activities: Backpacking, Camping, Boating, Military, Outdoor AKA: Magnesium Sparker, mischmetal misch metal striker
Groups: Scouts, Military, Survival Training, Fire Starter

This listing is for one blank Magnesium rod 5 in x 1/2 in.

(Please note, this is not a sparking rod it is used for tinder fuel)

This size of magnesium (our largest magnesium rod) is big enough to compliment any size of firesteel. Just shave off pieces of this rod with a striking blade and ignite the pieces with a firesteel.  The magnesium shavings from this rod will burn white hot at temperatures of 3,600 degrees F (2000 c)! 

Use these rods to make your own custom magnesium/firesteel fire starting device. Glue it to a firesteel rod, survival kit container, walking stick, or where ever you might need some tinder in an emergency.

  • You don't have to worry about this tinder getting wet. It will still work even after being submerged in water for days. Great for camping, survival activities, scouts, and other outdoor fun. Excellent for practicing on different types of tinder and different conditions. If the time comes to use a smaller flint rod you will be ready.
  • Magnesium is a soft metal and easy to work and shape as desired. It will not ignite unless exposed to flame or the very hot sparks produced from a firesteel flint, therefore it is safe to work with and safe to ship.

By purchasing this rod you are agreeing that the seller is not liable for any injury or property damage acquired from use of this product.


Check out all of our flintsteel rod sizes and our NEW blank magnesium rods to go with our flintsteels.


Huge: 1/2 in is excellent for a scoutmaster, survival trainer, or super long term uses (or just for showing off ;).  Find it in our eBay store in 4", 5", 6", and even 12" lengths! 
Large: 3/8 in is great for extended trips into the mountains, long term use, or larger survival kits and is much lighter weight than the huge. Find it in our eBay store in 3", and 4" lengths.

Medium-Large: 5/16 in is on of my new favorite sizes for camping and backpacking. Large enough to last a long time but small enough not to add too much weight. Find it in our eBay store in 3" length.

Medium: 1/4 in is the perfect size for short trips or small or pocket survival kits. Find it in our eBay store in 2 1/2" and 3" lengths.
Small: 3/16 in the smallest comfortable striking size, great for day trips and scout teams. Find it in our eBay store in 3" length.
Smallest: 1/8 in excellent size for gluing or mounting onto things such as handles, walking sticks, survival kit containers, sewing into clothing, or wherever a fire starting device can be usefull. Find it in our eBay store in 2" length.   



Magnesium metal tinder rods: Find them right here.

1/2 in x 5 in: This size works well paired with any larger size flintsteel. You could make enough tinder to light a log on fire. Or you could throw the whole thing into the camp fire and you will have the brightest fire you've ever seen!

3/8 in: A good medium size goes well with any size flintsteel.

1/4 in: A small size magnesium rod, very light weight and great paired with any flintsteel. Great addition to even the smallest survival kits.





Why buy from me?  Wilderness survival is my hobby.  I rigorously test and frequently use all types of survival equipment I sell so that you know it is a tried and true product before you buy from me!  You get free product assistance - got a survival question?  Just ask.  I try hard to offer you the lowest overall prices anywhere on the internet.  Shipping is fast and free (within the USA only).




*Please use the Shipping and Payment calculator to determine the cost for shipping worldwide.*

Packages shipped in the USA are typically sent First Class or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.  Multiple item purchases will be combined for shipment, if possible.

Foreign Shipping:  USPS does not provide tracking information for packages sent outside of the USA by First Class mail.  If you live outside of the USA, you are assuming and accepting the risk of shipping.  I take no responsibility for items lost in shipping transit or customs.  If you live outside the USA and would like your items shipped more securely via USPS Priority mail, please contact me as the shipping cost is much higher. 

Orders totaling more than $40 sent outside of the USA will be sent by USPS Priority Mail with insurance only.  If your combined order totals more than $40, please contact me before making payment to obtain the correct shipping amount.

Please note, do to our country’s laws, we cannot declare a lesser value for items on customs forms.  We also mark all customs forms as “Merchandise” and cannot honor a request for your items to be marked as a “Gift”

By making a purchase you are agreeing that the seller is not liable in any way for any property damage, injury, illness, or death caused by the use or misuse of the item(s) purchased.

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