Shark Tinderbox
5.5mm Full Metal Jacket™
Ferro Fire Steel Striker

All three sizes of PyroFlint - Full Metal Jacket All three sizes of PyroFlint - Full Metal Jacket - (Left) 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket, (Centre) 4.5mm Ful Metal Jacket and (Right) 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket
PyroFlint 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket
Single Price: £7.95 (inc VAT)

This genuine and exclusive – 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket™ PyroFlint™ is only 1mm larger in diameter than the 4.5mm yet contains more ferrocerium than the 3.0mm and 4.5mm combined. It is an excellent ferrocerium sparking rod for its size. It is very easy and safe to use, and will provide you with many hundreds of fires.

The 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket is compact enough to be easily stowed on a key ring or around the neck, yet it is large enough to be used as an economical beginner’s instructional fire-starting tool, since its size allows it to be used is a variety of ways.

The 3,100°C (5,600°F) sparks that are be produced from any one of our PyroFlint™ range will easily ignite almost any kind of natural and man-made tinder, such as Amadou Tinder Fungus and Char Cloth. Click here to see how to use a PyroFlint™, you will be amazed at just how easily one of these great little fire makers will work.

The 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket easily placed in a tinderbox ready to be used for all of your fire making emergencies. It is very easy and safe to use, and will provide you with many hundreds to thousands of fires if used judiciously (see instructions supplied with this product).

(Click here for more information about what are PyroFlints™. The PyroFlint™ is also supplied with instructions).

The PyroFlint™ – 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket™ is just 5.5mm in diameter by 57mm long, with a split ring attached to the end for fastening to a key ring or lanyard and it come complete with the 'Shark Tinderbox & Dorset Woodland Blades - Ferro Fire Steel Striker.'

This is the top end sized PyroFlint™ in our ‘Full Metal Jacket’ range that is used in any of our exclusive range of Shark-Tinderbox, Tinderboxes.


  • Materials: Ferrocerium rod with Solid Brass Sleeve, hence the name 'Full Metal Jacket'
  • Iron (Fe) Content: High
  • Ferrocerium Rod Type: ‘Durable’
  • Spark Heat Output (Approx.): 3,100°C (5,600°F)
  • Overall length: 51mm
  • Flint length: 51mm
  • Diameter: 5.5mm
  • PyroFlint™ Weight: 8g.
  • Lanyard Hole: Yes + Split-Ring
  • Supplied with Lanyard: Yes - Small Chain
  • Supplied with Striker: Yes – Ferro Fire Steel Striker
More information can about how to use a PyroFlint™ and what Ferrocerium is made from, and fire making with sparks can be found on our Articles & Tips page.