This is mini version of the ever-popular and reliable Swedish FireSteel. The strikable portion of the rod is only 1 1/4″ long. It has a bright orange thumb hold for easy ID in the woods. This would be a perfect addition to any EDC or small survival kit. You can use the back of any knife blade to strike it or the included striker plate. Made in Sweden. Approx. 1,500 strikes. Works when wet and cold.