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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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.
Il miglior fire starter mai provato
So easy to use and rock solid reliable!
It's great for all my backyard and bushcraft weekend outings, the 3" fire steel and tinder wick gongreat together
Reminds me of something my future ex-wife said when we first got married, it's bigger than I expected!
In all honesty, again great size and quality looking forward to trying out!
Works Great, not much else to say.
Ottimo prodotto fatto da un ottima e seria azienda
Quite a sparker
This rod is perfect for me because it’s long enough for me to hold onto while also being able to get a good stroke (get your head out the gutter). I’ve had trouble with other fire starters with cheap handles that would constantly break off.
More than what I was Looking for!!
Very high quality. Plan on using it on my next camping trip. Worked great on my fire pit
These are very functional and fun tools to use! Tips/ just make sure tinder is very fine. Scrape with very cornered (sharper) side down and with top surface of stricken slanted away from you. Best to have far end of “bar” solidly planted in middle of the tinder. When you do those simple things, a fire can easily and quickly be lit! Look like a pro to your friends and it just feels cool to light a fire with out a match! Try one!
Very cool piece of gear...
Wow!! That's it!!!
Hot sparks galore, use this with Tindär wick & bellows you get fire
Extremely fast delivery. I like the fact that you didn’t cheap out and just put crappy cord as a halyard. it has some very good elastic cord I installed it on a broken handle that I had for about three years worked perfectly ready to go. Fires sparks everywhere.
Great product and fast service.
IT WORKS GREAT
I do t have any pictures as I was the only one there making a fire. The ferrorod is one of the best I’ve ever used. Two strikes and there ya go. It was as easy as using a map gas torch. Definitely recommend!
Creates a nice big spark. Easily lights tinder.
It's the best firestarter I've ever had.
Great ferro rod! When coupled with a Mora Garberg, it throws amazingly intense sparks. If you need a reasonably priced fire steel that is of very good quality, get this one. The 5” model is long enough to hold comfortably even though the model includes no handle. I expect this tool to serve me well for a very long time!
Great solid fire rod, fits small hands perfectly
At first it was slightly difficult never using one before but once I got the hang of it it worked like a charm not my son wants me to give it to him not going to happen
I needed to replace a substandard fire starter I had in my survival gear pack. I stumbled across the überleben and decided to give it a go. Although, fortunately, I haven't had to use it in an actual survival situation, in practice this hot stick will ignite dry tinder, or vaseline cotton balls with only one strike. The quality and beefy presence of the überleben insures it will last a lifetime! No survival gear stash should be without one!
I love my new 5" Uberleben firestarter. It is so easy to handle and it throws lots of fire with each strike.
Ordered one and liked it so well I ordered one for my son and another one for myself. It is the real deal.
After watching video after video I'm convinced these are the best rods, especially with lanyards and strikers! Saw a post with this rod in a tin for a survival kit, awesome idea! So I made a kit and put it in there. Thinking I may get a couple more for kits for my girls for their travels as well. Nice piece of kit and I'm looking at the other items as well: the flatpack stove and kuksa. Keep up the good work!
The website was easy to navigate and my son's were ecstatic when I surprised them with these!
Love this firestarter and this company! Awesome customer service, I damaged my ferro rod and they replaced it at no cost!
Awesome fire-starter that works 100% of the time. Great product and will buy again if mine ever runs out.
This thing throws flames
Will order more
This one is a beast. Huge shower of sparks. It will be going camping with me. Delivery was very fast!
Works well. Impressive results.
Great company. I was surprised how fast I received my fire rod. Was already imptwhenni had seen videos on the product and equally impressed when I had it in my hands. Thank you. Will definitely be purchasing more things from yall
Wonderful size to work with! Throws a river of sparks in all situations !!! A great emergency tool also! When hands and fingers are cold and numb, no fumbling with small size igniters!
My 10 year old son and I camp a lot! My son loves starting the campfire with a fire steel and the large one is easy for him to use and dependable as they come. A very fine quality product!
Man! This Sucker throws the Sparks!!!! So much easier to use than those small ferro rods. Fits very good in my big bear paw....! Please, keep kickin out this terrific product!!
This is a great firestarter and much bigger than the ones my fellow guides use, thus ensuring I get a shower of sparks to more easily start my fires. I tend to use the semicircular scraper to get my fires going as I have not had as much success using the straight edge, but that’s probably just my inexperience with firestarter sticks and I’m sure I’ll improve.
will order more
Awesome item !! It will probably last the rest of my days..!!!
This thing creates great sparks. You must scrape off the outer layer first, as usual, then it shoots them out! I'm not a backpacker where I would be concerned work size and weight, so I'm wishing I had bought the longer one as it would be easier to hold and have a longer spark stroke. But this works plenty well.
This thing is a beast. Throws sparks like a flame thrower. Definitely recommend.
Works great! Awesome equipment!
After I bought/received lip I tried it and IMMEDIATELY went online and ordered a second one...that says it all !!!!
wow produces a hail of hot large sparks
best stiking rod I have ever owned.
An Excellent product. For my own use I'm going to put a longer lanyard on it for the striker. I bought this to help in teaching my Grandsons how to start fires in inclement weather
I tried the fire stick as soon as I received it. It put out a good supply of hot sparks, but I sanded the coating off and tried it again. What a tremendous difference that made as the hot sparks increased greatly. Be careful if you choose to sand it as sparks will occur while . It does not come with a handle that as I have seen in several adds.
Providing one has useful tender, wood ready ahead of using this excellent tool, a fire will be sustainable in just minutes. Amazing amount of sparks to get a fire started in a short amount of time. Great fire starter!
Let the sparks fly!!! I am new to this means of starting a fire, but it preformed wonderfully!!! I will never be without it at home or in the wild because you never know. Thank you for such a great produce.
Exactly as described. A great firestarter.
Absolutely amazing. I play with it so much I'll have to buy another just to make sure I've got what I need...when I need it.
I've started fires with so many random things. (Keep in mind a proper tinder)
This was the starter I needed.
hands down. Best available. Period.
Great addition to the go kit
Great product. Thanks so much.
Shipped and received in a timely manner. Is definitely what I was wanting. Have tried it out and it works even better than I had hoped.
Awesome ferro rod ! Throws a huge spark ! I love it !
Great piece of kit !
Well make, great shower of sparks, the best I have used
nice, compact, effective
I bought a lumen, first strike I used on a cotton ball/vaseline for my rocket stove. Wow, it started immediately, a true shower of sparks! So I bought the bigger one!
Very good. Does exactly what it is designed to do, and does it well.
Love the fact this comes with an attached striker. Gives off great spark. Can’t wait to try this out in the field.