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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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.
Egyszerűen a legjobb. Összehasonlítottam más szikravetőkkel. A legjobb. Köszönöm.
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.
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!