The Zünden Fire Starter. Timeless as fire. This is our best selling ferro rod for a reason. Our Sånft-kōrr™ ferrocerium consistently outperforms the leading fire starters. And nothing feels better than natural wood.
Now available in 3 different sizes; Trad 5/16", Pro 3/8", and Fatty 1/2".
Trad 5/16" (12,000 strikes), Pro 3/8" (15,000 strikes), and Fatty 1/2" (20,000 strikes).
Shower of sparks, at 5,500º F (3,000º C) to ignite a fire in any weather (even when wet), at any altitude from our Sånft-kōrr™ ferro.
Premium 100% hardwood handle is handmade, and provides a natural textured grip.
Includes fire rod, 6-function multi-tool scraper, and mil-spec 550 paracord lanyard.
Weight: 1.7 oz. (Trad), 2.2 oz. (Pro), 3.1 oz. (Fatty)
Bought the "Fatty" and it throws off a huge shower of sparks! I LOVE it so much that I'm buying another one to keep with my EDC gear!
This is a good Ferro rod!
Don’t waste your time worrying on what fire steel you should purchase. I Purchased the fatty version; it easily lights up fatwood and small tinder. Aside from the actual rod, the scraper was very good as well. The scraper was very sharp (in safe terms) and scraped both tinder and the firesteel very well.
starts tinder much faster with less strokes and bigger shower of sparks. love this fatty!
My 10 year old starting a fire with natural tinder he collected in the Sierra Nevada's. He liked it so much that I had to get another one. Great product that even a 10 year old can enjoy.
This rod creates bright large sparks right from the start. The generous length and girth makes it easy to control and focus into the tender pile.
I'd love to include a wicked cool photo to go along with this review, but alas the cameraman/woman was nowhere to be seen. That being said, I haven't made a fire since purchasing Zünden pro 3/8 without it, also - each fire was achieved with nothing more then 3 strikes. That's including a nest of wet grass from rain the previous day. I can't rave about the Zünden enough!
This is an Awesome tool. Emitting a shower of sparks to easily start a fire with one stroke of the attached edged tool. A must have for your backpack!
A friend of mine and I spent a day in the woods this winter to try out gear and learn winter survival skills. The Uberleben fire starters are great. They combine essential qualities that some others are lacking. The length is adequate, the handle is great and the striker is better than most. I had no problems getting a nice fire going using all natural materials except for one cotton ball. However, with the knowledge gained on this trip, I am quite certain this fire starter will help start a fire using only natural materials. We found that this rod, used properly, will ignite "old man's beard" easily. Combining that with some pine sap gives a nice long burn to get other materials going. I have many other fire starters but I love this one because of its simplicity and quality.
I absolutely love my fire steel and I love the Uberleben company!!!! I've had the best experience with company!!! Highly recommend buying their products!!!!
Great product. Sparks every strike. Fits perfectly into my Condor Swamp Romper sheath.
I love it! Great product! Strikers sparks fast and easy! Great handle and love the ferro rod it self!
Have not used it enough.
Excellent tool, I'm very excited to be using it.
Best fire starter I've ever used. Really throws the sparks.
Started our shore lunch fire with my starter two days in Ontario while fishing last week.
Worked extremely well. Throws sparks at least 4”.
Absolutely more than I ever imagined it to work. Normally you see all this hype in advertising and you hope it works half as good. Well here I was blown away with such a spectacular product. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product!
Cant wait to use it in the field. Tested it at home, big long lasting sparks.
Very well made. Packaged well and fast shipping.
I tried it on my Weber gas grill. It threw sparks 8” away and lit the burner. I’ll use it next week in Canada to start a fire for our shore lunch. I’m confident it will be just fine.
Thanks for a great product.
Works great and excellent quality!
Haven't had a chance to use it in the field yet, but scraped off the black stuff and what a shower of sparks!!! The best I've ever seen.
I’ve used many fire starters and the fatty blows them all out of the water. The wooden handle gives you great grip. The ferrous rod produces a huge flow of sparks that sets dry wood shavings instantly on fire. I couldn’t be happier with this device.
I have not used this yet, but vacation time is almost here and I’m looking forward to using this then! I’ll give a better review then, Thank You for a fine looking Fire Starters.
These guys are a great american company. This product lets the sparks shower nicely. A great addition to my survival pack. I highly recommend uberleben co.
Works great! Like having an almost permanent set of matches that never dry out or get old. A must have for any backpacking or camping trip. Even works in a light rain! Highly recommend.
Robust size. Great shower of sparks. Will keep it close to the camping gear. Fast delivery after order.
Very handy. I have one in each vehicle, just in case I need it. It won't light a cigar, but it makes quick work of tinder. Delivery was very fast.
The speed of delivery is amazing. The shower of sparks is great. Small enough that I have one in my pickup truck, just in case I need it.
The Fire Starter is awesome, showers of sparks, very pleased
Talk about a shower of sparks that can bring warmth and light to any situation. Even my kids thought that it was fireworks on a stick. Truly impressed with the quality!!
Great product, lightweight and compact. Will last for years.
Exactly what I was looking for. I have another one but do not trust that it would work when I need it most. I’m very confident in this product.
Very happy with this purchase.
First time I used anything other than a match and it worked great.
Cant wait to take this camping this week. Im super happy with this product from uberleben and will be ordering some of their other products in the future!
Robert L. B.
This fire stick works 100% better than other fire starters I have used
It made quick work at starting a fire for early morning fire before
fly fishing it was a cold morning here in Oregon.
Light, simple and effective!
I teach emergency fire craft to county Search and Rescue recruits and find your products are A-1 in quality and ease of use. They are also the only fire starting rods that I now carry.
Awesome tool! Buy this!
Came in mail in a timely manner,undamaged and works as advertised
I tried it out, and I got it to start a fire. First time I ever did that. I am pleased!!!
It is an attractive unit. It easily produces very hot sparks. So hot, that I can start a fire which I did. I am happy.
Works like a charm. My new go to ferro rod and love the striker too!
This product works very well. The handle could be attached a little better though. Mine came off and I had to reglue it back in. I have several different ones from different companies, but like to carry this of the most. Came with an excellent striker and is easy to use. Other ones also work well but don't come with a striker that works as well. With the larger size it's easy to hold and last a while.
It works great. Love it
Just as advertised, an impressive shower of sparks making other devices look quite puny by comparison
Took me several tires but when I go the idea of it.. I almost set fire to my leg hair.. Dang that was shower of stars..
Works really good but to me a little miss leading in the picture demonstrate. Appears to be longer then it is. But works just the same.
Very impressed with amount of quality sparks that it produces.
Works Excellently,...A Must Have For Campers, And For Home Fire Pits.....Great Value
Works great and fast
These are the real deal. Works great. Better than anything I’ve ever seen before
Great product, works exactly as described!
Easy to take, no additional complicated parts, can even wear as accessory
Wow talk about a shower of sparks. Nice product.
DOES A GREAT JOB!
I am giving this as a gift so have not had the opportunity to use it. That said it sure looks to be a quality product!
I purchased a 1/2" diameter firestarter and am very pleased,with my purchase. It arrived very quickly and it definately works,as advertised.I will be purchasing the longer version of the 1/2" diameter firestarter. The more sparks,showering down onto your tinder,greatly increases the probability of ignition.
Better than expected
My son uses for the scouts, it works great. The other kids always want to know where he got his fire starter because it works so much better.
This stick produces a good shower of sparks.
the better Ferro rod
I've used ferro rods for years but whatever they put in their mix it certainly works
Excellent ferro rod
Great product worked as well as advertised if not better
Good quality. Functional. And provides great sparks.
Very pleased with my fire starter. Seems to be quality made. I'll find out when I have to use it in a real situation other than just testing a few strikes in the yard.
NorCal Forest Dweller
Couldn’t be happier with my new Zünden Fire Starter. Couldn’t wait until the weekend to get out in the woods and play, so gathered some redwood branches from around the back yard, and was able to get a nice little fire going with no trouble at all. Was linseed oiling is my axe handle, so decided to do the same with the little wooden handle on the Zünden. This thing rocks ! ! ! And the cunstemer service is second to none. Would highly recommend anyone adding a few of these to their kits. :call_me_hand::skin-tone-3:
Best firesteel ever
I love my new firesteel. Perfect size and great sparks. Furthermore the guys at Überleben has great customer service! Shipped from US to Denmark in just six days.
Great sparks, super easy to use!
I purchased the Pro version and could not be happier! I have started fires with other fire starters however this one is hands down the best. The fire starter stick did come dislodged from the wood handle but I was able to easily superglue it back together with no problems. This will be the only stick I buy from here on out, great quality and great service!
You Always Remember Your First...
My Zunden fire starter was my first purchase from Uberleben and I absolutely fell in love with it. Lights quick, comfortable in my hand and lasts forever. I've since upgraded to the Kraftig and that's become my go-to fire starter.