John McDouall Stuart
- Aug 27, 2021
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No1 Ferro Rod
60mm Long and 6mm Dia ..
PITH ( Pain In The Hand ) ... Yes , painful to use .. I should 3D print a handle / grip for it ..
No2 Ferro Rod
I purchased some of these when I realized how painful No1 was to use ..
After ordering a 3 pack , they became scarce . Recently I got another 3 pack ..
No3 Ferro Kit
About the same size rod as no1 , but has a grip and a striker .. Haven't used it yet .
Seems interesting ..
To date I have only used Ferro Rod No1 , well , played with . And it literally is painful to use . Also getting a spark from it is some what uncontrol able ..
Or throws a spark where ever . The larger rod looks to be the go and now that I have a few to spare , I can play with the larger one . I might have to order myself another No3 , just so I have something to play with . But from what I have seen , get the largest ferro rod you can , if you plan on using one . ( Or cheat - BIC )
Because , starting and actual fire ..... U really want some fiery large chunky bits to come off the ferro rod .. Small sparks don't do jack , except maybe frustrate you .
Especially if you dont have a fire starter ( material that easily catches fire ) .