Timeless as fire. This is our best selling ferro rod for a reason. Our Sånft-korr™ 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).
Molten spark showers at 5,500º F (3,000º C) to ignite a fire in any weather (even when wet), at any altitude from our Sånft-korr™ 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.
Length of Ferro Rod ( Approx. 2.5'' to 2.75" exposed)
Weight: 1.7 oz. (Trad), 2.2 oz. (Pro), 3.1 oz. (Fatty)
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Outstanding performance on Ferrous rods.
The Zunden starter is great and definitely a step up from the thin rod I was using. It throws ample sparks and having the scraper corded to it is super handy. The paracord lanyard is good quality and long enough for easy use of the tools. I have no doubt this is going to be a good addition to my pack.
Went out into wet woods, used my Silky Gomboy to process some firewood and then in combination with the fire wick ... perfect fire!
My wife and I hike a lot in the Central Adirondacks of New York State. We practice survival techniques every chance we get compass orienteering, temporary shelter building and fire starting. The Zunden fire starter is perfect for our bushcraft kit. The starter is compact but surprisingly effective in shaving cedar of fat wood and sparking a quick fire with a big shower of sparks. We're so satisfied that we just ordered and received another to keep in our vehicle in case of an emergency. Great product at a great price.
You know what the Fatty looks like. This is what it does. One strike on a Tindar wick.
You get too close to the rod sparking this...you’ll get burned. Shower, indeed. Invest in Fatness. You’ll be happy you did.
Only been practicing with it, but plan to use it in near future.
Impressive spark and ease of use
It works great
Striker onto Tindar wick - two amazing products that definitely add some more manual fun into fire craft
Product came as described. Throws sparks well.
It throws Sparks well. Had some difficulty getting natural tinder started. Probably due to inexperience. Not bad to have on hand. Need the larger one.
Great firesteel, you just need to remove the black coating and it will trow lots of sparks with the least effort. Lightning fast shipping by Überleben.
Great ferro! Throws more heat than my other rods. Probably last forever as you don't need as many strikes as other rods; did I say this thing is fat! Buy it!
With a variety of sizes, it couldn't be easier to carry your fire starter. The included edge makes it easy to scrape off a good amount of starter. Now get that edge perpendicular to the rod and strike that rod. The shower of directed sparks quickly ignites the scrapings which if placed on kindling will get your fire started quickly. Carry one with you at all times...just in case.
Perfect!!!! Large enough to use in rain and I expect I'm going to have it for quite some time. Great quality, I'd definitely purchase again.
Great tool for any backpacker or emergency kit during a disaster.
Wanted to give this some real use and abuse out in the field before reviewing. Quality product! Trad size is all you’ll really need in the bush - even on an extended journey. First lighting of the Tindår wick will go easier if you rough it up a bit to expose the fibers.
This is a great tool, that I am still learning how to use! Look forward to the day when it's as easy as it looks in the video! Love that I have a fire starter!
I am giving this as a gift to my son who, along with his young family, goes camping often.
I can barely use a lighter so I wasn't very confident that I could use this. But holy cow, this thing works great! It's easy, reliable, and highly entertaining. I love the pretty showers of sparks. :)
Great little fire starter. Good size and amazing sparks. Has worked well to help start several fires.
For those of you who haven't used a ferrocerium rod, wake the * up. It is easy, and the one sure thing you have in your pack especially when the elements become challenging. Matches don't measure up, lighters...forget it. You can't match the simplicity or reliability!
This thing and my knife are two things I’ll never go out into the woods without!
I purchased the 1/2’’ Fatty and couldn’t be any happier with my purchase. Shipping was fast and this ferro rod exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to ordering a Kuska and stove soon.
This 1/2” ferro is exceptional in quality and efficacy. It does exactly what you expect it to do every single time. Shipping was fast and follow up from Uberleben was impressive- they’re serious about product quality AND customer service. I especially appreciate their position on NOT pandering to paranoia and FEAR MONGERING as demonstrated by many (U.S.) field/camping gear companies. Bravo Uberleben, I’ll be utilizing your products in the future.
The first firestarter I got worked great but the epoxy inside the handle had failed. I was able to wedge it in there. Contacted the company, the associate informed me they had changed the epoxy and offered to replace it. I held off as mine was still functioning. Almost a year later, the rod falls out of the handle and I lose it hiking. I contact customer service and inform her of what happened. No issues, she sent me another one out immediately. Had a new one in hand in less than a week. It was actually 3 or 4 days. Super fast response. When I started this, the customer service representative that I originally dealt with. She handled it so that I wasnt constantly having to tell the story over and over to new people. 100% satisfied with everything. This is my travel stove in the picture,the fire was made with the fire rod. Great products, great price, great service before and after the sale.
Works ok , price is high IMHO but it works .
Fatty stick works as advertised. Throws really hot molten metal, will almost start a piece of paper up! Good job..
Had a mess of fun camping using the zunden, stoker and the kessler. Can't wait to go camping again and next time hopefully I'll have even more uberleben products. My favorite camping gear. The best.
So far so good. You guys should sell tinder
This thing is fantastic. Great for getting. Fore going. My son got a fore going into some fire starting material and on his first good flick,it caught. Excellent sparks off the rod.
I like it! Exactly as advertised. Puts off a great spark. I had to lengthen the lanyard a little so I could put it over my fat head but otherwise, a great purchase.
Works great, easy to use with lots of sparks to get a flame started.
Fast service, exactly what was ordered. It was solid equipment that will last for years. Very happy .
We are very pleased with the quick and simple use of our fire starter. People that have seen it in action commented that they would like to have one and we have given them the info to get their own, because they can't have ours!
Matches are good , so is a Bic Lighter but they both can fail you when you need them the most. I put my trust in the Uberleben fire starting rod. Here is one thing that I did to have it handy. My knifes sheath has a sleeve ( loop ) sewed into it. The 3/8 rod fits in that loop and is always there with the knife. This lets me have the striker ( Knife ) and the rod ( fire starter ) as a combined unit. As a belt and suspenders type of person I also have one included in my cook kit. I like to use a alcohol stove or a backpacking wood burning stove and the sparks from that rod will light it every time.
I havent been able to use it yet due to insane forest fires in my area, but I'm looking forward to firing it up it the next week or so!
Throws awesome sparks make starting a fire a breeze
these are everything I had hoped for. I bought 2 more for Christmas gifts.
Amazing Quality combining Nature and Functionality! AAA+++ Customer service is second to None in my online experience. Thank's Amanda! :-)
Striker could be better, but it could just be me. I'm a beginner.
Better than the one I previously used now it my back up striker
Great product. Exactly as advertised
thank you much
Great product everyone should have one
so easy even a chicken can use it!
This is a great tool to start a fire with and for camping or living in the wilderness.
Amazing gear as always! Uberleben never disappoints!
Solid. Nice handle nice shower of sparks.
This rod is nice. Plenty of material to start hundreds of fires
This ferro rod is great. My Maine pine fatwood lights immediately. A fantastic product.
Serious rod! Serious striker !
Huge step forward from the so called survival fire starters . We camp and start campfires 10-15 times a year and have used all types of fire starters in all types of conditions and this device instills confidence that you can make fire under ANY! conditions great product great results
Quality. Love it
I love it! Ordered 3. One for everything. EDC, bug out bag and one for my medieval reenactment kit. Can't wait to use them!
Great aesthetic and awesome firestarter
Love these things, work like a charm! Very well crafted.
Made my first fire with your fire starter. It worked great!!
Great little striker. The handle helps to hold the Ferro in place to focus sparks onto tinder.
I just received my Zünden "Fatty" Fire Starter and I am VERY pleased! It's hefty and very well made and fits my big hands well. At the same time, it manages to be compact and light, and easy to carry! After scraping off the black paint on the Ferro Rod, I was rewarded with showers of sparks. And the scraper it comes with also has a handy concave serrated area, perfect for shaving off tinder from the Fatwood I habitually carry when camping. It's a perfect tool for my outdoors lifestyle.
AND if I need the perfect gift for someone I know loves the outdoors like I do, a Zünden tool is ideal!
Putting together my EDC/very bad day kit (very bad days make the best stories). I decided on a ferro rod fire starter. I had never used one before and I'm surprised at how well it works! So easy ! I went with a traditional one and a necklace. Because 2 is one and 1 is none.
Great gear fast shipping. Thank you!
I love your products! Very simple yet very functional.
The Zunden Fire Starter is the perfect addition to the survival gear I keep in my hunting pack. It is very lightweight and a very effective fire starter, as evidenced by the small fire I was able to quickly start the day I received it. An excellent product!
Loved it so much I had to get the rest
If the cooking system! Ditched the ol jet boil!
Great spark. Starts the tender bundle fast!! If you are into hiking, bushcrafting, or camping this needs to be in your bag!
Quality again is very apparent and look is great, haven't yet field tested but anxious to do so! My son also wants one
Another essential to every fire kit.
This fire starter knows how to throw mad sparks!! Scraper works great for both striking and scraping off any tinder.
In combination with the Tindår wick there’s no room for failing at achieving fire!
It's wonderful, just what I needed.
very well built
It's not the product....it must be ME! I bought the lovely Pro 3/8" and put it in my get-home bag. Today, I finally had some time to play, so got it out and tried to get a fire started. I couldn't get even ONE spark! What am I doing wrong? Does it have a protective coating that must be removed before using it? Or what? Please help!
Took my 8 year old on his first out of state camping trip. We went to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Ferro rod worked properly and my son thought it was awesome. A little witches hair and those sparks caught on perfectly. My son is finding he likes camping and being outdoors and seeing that girls (ie, Mom) can be just as self sufficient in the wilderness. I never remember a lighter and although I have matches, I have had the match container crushed before so the Ferro is definitely a must have when camping. And very reasonably priced. Won't camp without one.
It's good just wish it was longer. When I ordered it you were out of the longer starters ...
Huge shower of sparks every time.
Bought this as a gift for a friend. I showed him how to use one of these on a fishing trip a month ago. He was really interested in it, so I figured I would send him one to get started on the path to becoming an Uberleben fanatic!
Great stuff, I own everything these guys make.
I keep one in my EDC bag and one in my Bugout bag.
You folks have superb customer service. I had an issue and you took right care of it which I greatly appreciate. And the ferro rod is excellent.
I immediately used the ferro rod. Works like a dream.
Simply Wow.. Amayzing
Good quality, well made. Took it camping right out of the box, had a fire going in minutes!
I loved the wooden mug and fire starter. Great quality. I will definitely order more items.
Like I said, Great way to start something!
Phenomenal product. Works every time!!
Nicely made and it works great, especially if you use a carbide striker, like a Corona tool sharpener.
We haven't used the fire starter yet, but know from experience that we will love it.
Very effective and easy to use.
Much Bigger and Much more Hot Flying Spark than my old friend "Swedish Firesteel"..100% Satisfied..
It is exactly what it is advertised to be. A big metal rod that will make sparks and start life saving fire for just about the rest of your life. I mean that I'm 42 and I'll never need another striker again. It comes with a handy tool to provide maximum spark but will spark just as well with the back of your pocket knife blade even a sharp rock. I tested it with a rock and it works just fine. I like forward to making a leather belt sheath for it. It would be nice if it came with a sheath but I like to personalize my gear anyway. Great buy. Last striker you'll ever need.
Works better and sends hotter sparks than any other brand I have tried, and I think I’ve tried them all!
Lots of compliments. Just looking for a responsible company. Haven't used the products in the field yet but there's no doubt about the quality. No doubt.