A simple and reliable way to make fire and made from recyclable ABS plastic, EXOTAC's Black polySTRIKER XL is lightweight but at over 5" in length, it's easy to hold and manage, even with bulky gloves on.
The polySTRIKER XL features an innovative tungsten carbide insert that is built into an easy-to-use striking tool. The striking handle and tool are connected by a lanyard to ensure both parts are never lost from each other, so you can quickly create fire when you need it. The striking tool securely snaps into the handle when not in use; simply push the tool out from the cut-out in the back of the handle and you're ready to go.
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.