With the striker handle 46% bigger than the original nanoSTRIKER, the OD green nanoSTRIKER XL is easy to grip and is just big enough to make it easy to use but small and lightweight for carry. The ferrocerium rod was made 33% bigger, which improves the durability and lifespan of the rod even beyond that of the original nanoSTRIKER’s.
Split ring for keyring carry, extra set of o-rings, instruction manual
Ferrocerium fire starters work best with tinder materials that contain large surface areas: dry grasses, wood shavings, cotton balls, dry leaves, clothing lint, etc. Using a tinder material of your choosing, create a loose tinder bundle to catch the sparks from the ferro rod. Wrap the included lanyard around a few fingers to secure the striker handle. Holding the striking tool at an angle, use moderate pressure to quickly scrape the rod. The striker should be carving material off the ferrocerium rod.