I just finished up writing a post about my new ferro (Ferrocerium) rod and I was looking to get some opinions on it. While this rod looks very nice and it was highly rated on Amazon.com, where I purchased it, I haven’t tested it in the field yet, so I’m still a bit curious about it. I got the six inch long by half inch thick model, which is exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want to have to mess around with one of those little rods and this one fits great in my hand.
So my questions are: Are all ferro rods equal? Meaning, are they all made out of the same material? Is some material better than others? Are there grades when it comes to Ferrocerium? The one I bought looks like it might be a generic because it’s just a plain black rod with a sticker that says Bayite on it. I have a funny feeling that this very same rod has a lot of different brand name stickers on it.
Do you have a ferro rod? If so, what size is it? Which brand is your favorite? If you were to buy another one today, what would you buy?
Here are some random photos of my new rod for you to take a look at.