The Überleben Kräftig is our wilderness workhorse. Made from a solid 1/2" ferrocerium rod; the same Sånft-kōrr™ ferro we use in our Zünden Series. The Kräftig includes a 3mm shock cord lanyard for multiple securing options, as well as a 6-function multi-tool scraper. Available in 5" or 8" lengths.
Up to 20,000 strikes from one beefy thick 1/2" (12.7mm) ferrocerium rod
Sånft-kōrr™ throws molten showers at 5,500º F (3,000º C)
Ignite a fire in any weather, at any altitude
Includes: Ferrocerium rod, multi-tool scraper, and 3mm shock-cord lanyard.
Weight: 4.2 oz (5") / 6.2 oz. (8")
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Tried this for the first time today. After a week of snow and ice in Virginia, and 1 day of clear weather I went in the woods to see if I could find enough materials to get a fire going....... I am happy to say, I had in about 30 minutes. I only used the rod and what I could find in the woods. Love this product!! I will be getting more gear soon.....!
I have started quite a few fires on my first strike. Great fire starter. Reliable!
Bought a new toy.
Love it, fantastic
Super long rod produces plenty of hot sparks to ignite tinder, rope, feather sticks, etc.
VERY satisfied! Throws sparks like nothing I have ever seen! Would recommend to anyone!
My first time trying to do this. I made fire! It wasn't even difficult. Thanks your products are great!
All big things have small beginnings.
Very nice rod , throws a lot of sparks! Thanks an excellent product.
I highly recommend this ferro rod. Once the black coating is off it throws some awesome sparks! I added a custom handle and paracord lanyard for a special touch.
Great products for motorcycle adventures!
This item works great, once you get the feel of it ; it only takes a stroke or two to get the fire going.
strikes perfect unless i hold it wrong. thanks, Barry
Great large fire rod. I'm getting old; my hands shake and fine motor movements are not so fine these days. I imagine in freezing conditions the situation would be worst. The eight (8) inch uberleben fire rod is easy to hold and sends out a grand finale of sparks which easily lights my tinder or uberleben fire wick. I have no trouble lighting my wood stove now and can easily light alcohol stoves to fine shavings. Thank you Uberleben for a great fire rod.
Is a very useful tool. Going a use it in Lake Tahoe next camping. Thanks
I was looking for a larger ferro rod and this one checks that box. Plenty to hold onto with plenty left for spark production. Additional scraper is nice touch.
I rub my cup every morning with coconut oil and drink coffee from it. The morning ritual is splendid.
Would be nice if you guys would sell a 1inch by 6 or 7 inch ferrocerium rod. They are very rare and in high demand.
As usual, another outstanding product designed to perform to the maximum especially when you need it. This fire starter will produce an incredible amount of fire starting sparks. Not just a shower but a shower times ten. Guaranteed to be there when you need it.
Great spark. Easy to use
Marshmallows to test this baby out...yep. Was awesome to use, fun for the kids and easy to pack up. Can’t wait to use it on the trail!
The kraftig fire starter 5 inch works great every time would recommend it.
kel e g.
It works the way it should. It is a great product.
This is the 1/2" rod with the wood handle. The rod throws a nice spark and the striker is the best, I don't like using a knife as a striker. Note mask for Corona period dating.
Sparks like the gates of hell. Perfect and always ready to warm u up
This was the easiest ferro rod that I have used. When used in conjunction with the wick/bellows it made starting fires on the trail easy. Also lights my canister stove on the first try. I live it.
I will have it forever
Ver happy with the product.
The strike is a bit on the small size for this size rod.
Life saving an dependable gear.we are a out door family from Kentucky.We camp,fish,hike an hunt an the fire starter an stove really come in handy.I will be buying more soon. Thanks Mark Floyd.
Great ferro rod, really throws some sparks. The striker is a nice as well. It's bigger than most and much easier to use, and the tinder scraper is a very nice touch. Scrape some fatwood shavings, give it some spark, and you're golden. Thanks überleben, God bless
A life saver no doubt.
Great fire starting stick.
Absolutely love this product, probably my favorite fire rod I have ever used/seen. This thing throws massive sparks with ease - just go ahead and make the purchase, trust me.
Murray D W.
Stopped by the store in Bonner’s Ferry about a month ago... the character and passion of the people who produce a product is as important as the product itself. The fire starter and wicks work flawlessly, and are the guys (and gal) at the store were awesome. I keep them in my go bag and will be purchasing others for my wife and daughter. Thanks for the kit...
I've bought multiple items from Uberleben over the last couple of years and have been extremely happy with them every single time. The ferro rods are among the easiest to work with and their wick products have never let me down. The latest rod I bought was the giant 8 inch version that actually had a manufacturing flaw that only became noticeable after a few uses. The company took one look, agreed it was a flaw and sent out a replacement the same day. Any company that produces such high quality merchandise and then stands by it to that extent in the event of a rare failure, is truly deserving of your consideration if you're wavering on a purchase.
Easily makes of hot sparks to start a fire.
its just what i needed. worked just like advertised. thanks
The length is handy, great shower of sparks.
Works like a charm!
I added a white tail antler!
easy to use
What I've been looking for.
Works extremely well. Perfect for the kit.
Nice result from my new firestarter! Late summer backyard fire bliss ❤
I am a rookie at using the ferro rod. but I will keep trying. I got one one fire to start, but only tried a few times.
best product I've ever used.
Look very nice.
You don’t have to be a hardcore survivalist, take a walk in the woods or along a river , choose a safe place start a fire whit a Überleben Fire Starter and brew yourself a cup of Tea or Coffe , Roast a piece of meat on a stick . I guarantee you’ll be a better person in a matter of a couple of hours.
I just got the Kräftig 8 , doesn’t matter if it lasts 2 lifetimes, I need a few more , makes a great gift too !
The product , the fast delivery and the customer service , smacked the smile right off my face !!!
GREAT STUFF , CIAO AMICI Enrico
Awsome fire starter. cool adition to my firekit! This will last a lifetime
Great sparks and excellent quality.
ferro rods are the bomb! one suggestion: make the rod on the tinder wick a ferro rod as well! if you dont, someone else will. Just saying! great products at great prices!
Best EVER and 8 INCH!
Solid thick. Haven't had a chance to try it yet.
Cool way to start a campfire for just the heat or cooking. Wish I’d have discovered this earlier. I’m impressed! It’s fun as well!
I'm taking it on a high country backpacking/archery elk hunting trip in a couple weeks. I can certainly write a review then. I did, however, show my wife how it works. I ignited a couple of cotton balls to show her how easy it works. It's definitely something nice to have as a survival source. Fire is a necessity for keeping warm, as well as for meals. This product will remain in my pack for years to come. Thanks for a great product!
I know I don’t need an 8”x1/2” thick ferro rod, but I’ve got big hands, and am clumsy, so I need an 8”x1/2” thick ferro rod.
It works perfectly, and with my bushcraft knife, it creates a fountain of sparks that would put firework makers to shame. Fits in my small fire case for my ruck.
This is one of the very best I have ever used, and I have used many over the decades. Living in the Pacific North West, the ability to make fire when deep in the forests is vital, and to be confident in each item carried, paramount. Having used it, it now resides around my neck, knowing I have a truly quality piece which eliminates any concerns that I will be able to make fire. Novice or seasoned campers, hikers, and those who spend vast amounts of time in the forest, know you can rely upon this great item!
The Kräftig Fire Starter 5" fit perfectly with my survival knife holster. The perfect quality of all my stuff, is what I value!
Calmels BEAULIEUX L.
A very good product, easy to use it...I love
So easy to use. Each strike nets a result.
Superior quality is well evident.
Plan on purchasing more for Christmas gifts. Can't go wrong gifting a important piece of survival to anyone.
Thank you Uberleben
I don't have a photo to share , but I have used it on several occasions now and it is a must have I wish the cord was just a bit longer but I will probably just swap that out , I am glad that I got the larger one , and I will probably get more in the near future ( Christmas is on the way )
Works so well I'm buying another for my bro!
This large size fire starter is so easy to use compared to the tiny ones on the market. Shower of sparks and my tinder wick lights right up.
much easier than smaller ones and really puts out the sparks ,thanks and will be ordering more !
I love my new fire starter . It’s without a doubt the best one I ever owned. It’s a well-made tool anyone who spends a lot of time in the woods should have in There pack.
Giselle P M.
Hands down my favorite Ferro rods. They never fail and work perfectly.
Have not tested them yet but for sure they are the easiest and more productive ferrite sparkers I have used.
Super light and nice to carry! Such good strikes and quick to use.
No need to review. It's already highly reputed and I got 100% trust in Überleben.
Stöker, the wood burning stove I bought while ago, is also excellent.
It’s remarkable! Hope I never “need” it, but can’t wait to use it! Thanks!
Throws off an incredible amount of sparks so effortlessly! Small enough to slip into the backpack for bike packing. Works wet too! Great tool to have.
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This thing is a monster!! I love the size of it. It has been moved into my weekend pack and I am sure it will last a long time. It produces a great shower of sparks and easily ignites the tinder. The Tinder Wick and bellows works very well and this ferro rod easily gets it flaming.
This is a great ferro rod. The sparks are awesome, and my fatwood ignites in seconds. This ferro rod will last forever. Glad I have it.
It's so much better than the tiny ones you see. Big shower of sparks that lit my tinder first strike. Bought another one for my son.
Love the large size as out 7 year old can hold it more easily to use it!
Very good spark, works great
Very effective and easy to use.
Normally, I would buy the cheapest faro/magnizium combination I could find and always found it difficult to get a healthy spark.
Recently, I splurged on myself and bought this product after extensively researching "the best fare rod" on Google and YouTube - this product stood out. I have to say, the first time using it I was in all of astonishment on the spark it produced...fire on the first strike.
I have recommended this product to my family and friends.
Sparks are crazy nice. Very easy to make a flame in 1-2 strikes
Very effective . Great quality when comparing with other ferrocrum rods I have tried
These send out HUGE sparks and I'm not disappointed with this product at all! I bought two of them and I'm glad I found Uberleben.
Very happy with my purchase, This is the second item I've bought from this company and they surpassed my expectations.
Top quality products.
I bought it and immediately used it to lite my fire pit in the back yard for a quick demo...
I have two sizes of fire starters and I'm happy with both of them, if anything I like the large fire starter better it's easier to use.
This thing is awesome. Only took a few strikes to get my bbq pit going. I havent used it camping yet but it throws some nice sparks.
Best product I've ever used for bikepacking. Thank you! Buying more soon for hiking kit.
What can I say? It's a sparky spark rod that goes sparky sparky. Works perfectly and will make a nice addition to my hiking pack. Can't wait to get started.
Gregory E .
What more can i say, it starts a fire extremely quick because of the shower of sparks it yields with every stroke. No more fumbling with matches or a lighter and where matches and lighters fail when they get wet this fire steel works no matter what. Just wipe it of and you are ready to go. I'm very glad i purchased these steels they will last me a very long time. Can't wait for the next time I need to use it . Thanks for a great product.
I love it. I want another one.
Sparks like a champ. Excellent rod, thanks.
I received my ferro rod very quickly a d it works great. I'm very satisfied.