Firesteels are perfect for camping, hiking, and survival kits.
Some call it a "Metal Match". They work regardless of weather conditions, even when wet. Simply hold the rod down towards your tinder and strike downward with a sharp edge, like the spine of a knife, to throw a shower of sparks to ignite your tinder.
Each Firesteel is fitted with a hand-carved wooden handle, and leather lanyard with a wooden bead. Each one is unique. The rod itself is 1/4" in diameter and 2-3/4" long.
Store in a dry place and keep oiled to prevent corrosion.