LT Wright Knives custom firesteels are the large Swedish style firesteels with custom handles produced from man-made and natural materials. The handles are large enough so you can get a firm grip even when wearing heavy gloves but not so large that it will interfere with most carry methods such as a firesteel loop on a sheath. The handle also features a thumb and finger scallop to provide a more secure and comfortable grip and a brass lanyard hole.
These custom made firesteels use ferrocerium rods. The rod is 3/8" in diameter and it will fit in LT Wright Knives sheaths that have a firesteel loop and other sheaths with a 3/8" firesteel loop.
LT Wright Knives Firesteels are durable and will last up to 12,000 strikes.
They produce a 4,000 - 5,500 degree spark and are designed to work in adverse conditions even when wet.
These firesteels are hand made so the weight and dimenstions may vary some.
Please note: The color texture and grain pattern on natural handle materials will vary.
How To Use A Firesteel
1. Get a small amount of dry grass, tissue or other easily ignited material and make a small pile.
2. (a) Grip the FireSteel with one hand (b) Take hold of the striker with the other hand (c) Position the striker (hack saw blade, knife spine, sizzers etc.) against the FireSteel rod just below the handle (d) Place the tip of the rod near the pile of material
3. While firmly holding the striker against the rod, pull the firesteel back.