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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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.
Great product, fest delivery.
Pretty sure it's the biggest on he market love it throws tons of sparks.
Great tool, definitely need your tinder just right though.
This product is awesome! So glad I ordered one! Throws tons of sparks! Love it!
Nice item, recommended
EASILY the best ferro rod I have EVER used! Period...hands down the best.
Former US Marine
Former Semi Pro fighter
I love this product. I was able to start a fire with no problem. I’m a 100 percent satisfied customer.
The thing throws such an abundance of spark that it’s difficult not to start a fire.
I have never used this product before where I was impressed on how simple it was to use 2 thumbs up
Great quality fero rod. Throws hot sparks and a lot of them. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who loves camping and Bush. Craft
Work great as promised i have a you tube big c catfishing i i demonstration how it worked awesome
We ordered two, just based upon the reviews of others. These are stout. they allow for a full hand hold when striking. After getting the exterior finish worn in, it was a short order to strike tinder into a flame. I definitely would recommend these for anyone getting started. large enough to get a solid grip and ample enough to provide ease of fire starting.
Need more wicks .
Love it, very easy to use. Lit the wick on just the second strike.
Just received item,will use in high country weather, permitting.Thanks
This thing is huge!!!
I am looking forward using this beast.
You guys make exelent products
Hope to do more business with you guys
Regards Michael van Dyk
Bout to fire up
Love it. Easy to use, works very well
It was a gift for the husband. He really enjoyed it and said it worked really well... big sparks!
Brilliant, throws a spark like nothing else. Made my own little handle for it too.