"Hey Guys, What is the best firesteel on the market? I'm currently using a Swedish Firesteel and I like it but what do you all suggest? Thanks."
You asked and we will answer.
We've used a ton of firesteels and many work and we don't have complaints but our preference is what we are going to give you. My first "firesteel" experience was with the Doan Magnesium firestarter (pictured in the photo above, all the way to the left". Its basically a block of Magnesium with a small ferrocerium rod insert. I used it while doing some training in the Marines and thought it was the absolute best thing ever, at the time. Don't get me wrong the Doan bar still has a place in my heart. It's a good piece of gear to have when you have nothing but natural tinder. Those magnesium shaving will catch a flame on many things found in the woods. The problem I do have with the Doan is that the ferrocerium insert is just too small.
|Notice the varying sizes of the firesteels shown|
|My mischmetal rods|
Hope you guys enjoyed this article and I answered the question. If you guys have any question's and would like us to answer on the site, feel free to shoot them to us. I'll try to do a breakdown in a few weeks of my top five choices of firesteel's or firestarting equipment in general.