|hacksaw blade not included w/ the kit|
This has to be one of the sweetest firesteel's I've seen in awhile. I received this one from Sean at Edgework Knife & Supply while visiting Frederick, MD during Christmas. If your ever in that area, do yourself a favor and visit the shop.
If you read "Our Favorite Gear of 2012" article you seen this one before. It's a collaboration between Habilis Bushtools and Exotac. It's known as the fireRod; and yes the "R" is supposed to be capitalized.
olive drab, black, or gunmetal.
The cap section features a lanyard hole to attach a bungee for a ferro rod loop or a hacksaw blade to be used as a striker.
Martin Swinkel's Technical Bushcraft Sheath.
As I said above, the fireRod does not come with the hacksaw blade shown in the photo's or a striker. It's designed to be used with a sheath. You can use your knife as the striker. It does come with a black nylon lanyard. Since it's designed to be used with a sheath, I would like to see a bungee type cord instead of the nylon lanyard. This would better secure the fireRod in a firesteel loop.
In use, the fireRod throws sparks quite well and the knurled handle feels great in the hand. Overall I like the product and it's aesthetics. Ferro rods always work better when you have tinder. With the fireRod, you will always have tinder with you.
The fireRod retails for $24.95. Check it out at Habilis Bushtools.