EXOTAC's fire starting tools utilize a proprietary alloy of rare earth metals called ferrocerium. Some of these metals include Iron, Cerium and Magnesium. When a ferrocerium rod is rapidly scraped, the friction created ignites the shavings producing molten globulars of burning metal. It is these long-burning molten globulars of metal that make a ferrocerium fire starter so effective at catching other materials afire.
The extra long (XL) version of the fireROD refill kit is designed to fit longer knife sheaths. It can also be used alone, giving you a very lightweight and small way to make fire.
Extra Long (XL) (3.1"), which is ideal for longer knife sheaths (Current Product)
Leave coating on rod until ready to use.
To replace an old rod, simply unscrew the rod and screw in the new rod. Ensure the rod is a snug fit into the rod holder. An optional drop of blue or purple loctite will help retain the rod if it becomes loose.