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PyroFlint™ -'Full Metal Jacket' Range
PyroFlint - All three Full Metal Jacket PyroFlint - (Left) 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket, (Centre) 4.5mm Ful Metal Jacket and (Right) 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket
PyroFlint 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlint 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket

PyroFlint 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlint 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket
PyroFlint 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlint 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket

Shark-Tinderbox PyroFlint™ Range of Ferrocerium Fire Flints

Shark-Tinderbox sell a large range of top quality ferrocerium fire flints in a large variety of sizes to suit everyone’s needs and tastes. Ferrocerium flints are used by many of the world’s armed forces in their Escape and Evasion, Survival and Ditch Kits, and there are millions of civilians, throughout the world, who enjoy a whole variety of outdoor pursuits that carry one of these essential fire starters a matter of course.

Each item in our range of PyroFlints™ is made to the highest quality and has been successfully tested by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. PyroFlint™ is a name that is trusted amongst may Bushcraft enthusiasts and Survivalists who need to be guaranteed that they can create a fire whenever the need arises.

If you need to absolutely guarantee a fire when it is needed, your first choice has to be PyroFlint™

Full Metal Jacket™ Fire Flint Range

PyroFlint Size Comparisons

Do not be deceived by the size of these compact Full Metal Jacket™ PyroFlints™ each one will produce super white-hot spark with a heat output of about 3,100° Celsius or 5,600°Fahrenheit that will ignite most kinds of natural and manmade tinder, such as Amadou and Char Cloth.

Each size that we sell will be able to create many hundreds or even thousands of fires. We offer instructions with each PyroFlint™ showing you the best way to use these fantastic little fire starters in the most judicious and economical way possible without compromising its effectiveness in any way.

The PyroFlint™ - ‘Full Metal Jacket’™ range of ferrocerium fire flint rods are all protected and strengthened with a solid brass skin that is termed a ‘Full Metal Jacket’. This Full Metal Jacket protects the ferrocerium rod from air and water corrosion as well as accidental snapping whilst in use.

Each PyroFlint™ – Full Metal Jacket™ fire flint has a split key ring attached to one end, so that it can be securely attached to a key ring or lanyard. These great little fire starters were also designed so that they can be carried on a belt, around your neck or packed into the smallest of survival kits.

Each Full Metal Jacket™ - PyroFlint™ is supplied with a special 'Super Alloy Striker' that has been specially made to maximise the sparks being produced without the risk of being cut by a sharp edge in the process.

‘Durable’ (high Iron) or ‘Standard’ (low Iron) Ferrocerium Rods

PyroFlint Standard Vs. Durable Comparison

We stock two main types of ferrocerium rod the ‘Standard’ and the ‘Durable’; both are extremely good at producing an amazing shower of sparks that will easily ignite almost any kind of tinder. The main difference between them lies with the iron content that each type contains, each having advantages over the other because of iron variation.

Briefly, the ‘Standard’ ferrocerium rods contain lower percentage of iron than the ‘Durable’ ferrocerium rods, this allows the ‘Standard’ ferrocerium rod to produce a larger shower of sparks with less striking effort, however, it is more prone to the effects of corrosion and snapping.

The ferrocerium rod with the higher percentage of iron is the ‘Durable’. The 'Durable' was designed to be more...well, “durable” than the ‘Standard’, it being better able to resist the effects of corrosion and accidental damage. In addition to this, the ‘Durable’ produces bigger and longer lasting sparks than the ‘Standard’ that have the advantage of increasing the likelihood of producing an ember when a spark reaches the tinder. However, the ‘Durable’ does not generate as many sparks, and requires a little more pressure and striking speed to produce the ones that it does.

An unexpected benefit of using the lower sparking ‘Durable’, over the higher sparking ‘Standard’, is that small shavings can be scraped from the surface of the ferrocerium rod in a similar manner to using a Magnesium Fire Starter without them igniting, assuming less pressure and striking speed is applied that is. This is virtually impossible to do with the ‘Standard’ type of ferrocerium rod, since the ‘Standard’ sparks too easily. The small shavings from a 'Durable' can be collected together as a small pile of ferrocerium, which can easily be ignited when a spark is intentionally directed at the small mound. The resulting high intensity, high heat output of the resulting flash should easily ignite damp or harder to light tinder.

PyroFlint™ – Full Metal Jacket™ Sizes

Shark-Tinderbox – Full Metal Jacket™ PyroFlints™ are not only made to the highest Specifications, but they are made in a variety of sizes that will ideally suit almost every situation and need you will ever face:

  • The ‘3.0mm Full Metal Jacket’ is 3mm in diameter and 57mm long.
  • The ‘4.5mm Full Metal Jacket’ is 4.5mm in diameter and 57mm long.
  • The ‘5.5mm Full Metal Jacket’ is 5mm in diameter and 57mm long.

More Info and Articles

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.

Bulk Buy Discounts

We offer our whole range of PyroFlints™ at ‘Bulk Buy Discount’ rates of up to 40% discount (subject to availability), making it easier for Survivalists, Bushcraft Schools, Scout Groups, Military and Survival instructors, as well as Small Volume Resellers to purchase larger quantities of these products.

Please email us info@sharkdesigns.co.uk if you require larger Quantities of our PyroFlint™ range of ferrocerium rods, if you would like to ask us any questions.


The PyroFlint™ – 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket™

PyroFlint 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlints'™ 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket

This genuine – 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket™ PyroFlint™ 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 if used judiciously (see instructions that are supplied with this product).

The PyroFlint™ – 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket™ is just 3mm in diameter by 57mm long. A split ring is attached to one end, for fastening to a key ring or lanyard.

This is the smallest PyroFlint™ in our ‘Full Metal Jacket’ range, yet will still give you a massive shower of sparks for fire lighting.

Specifications

  • Materials: Ferrocerium rod with Solid Brass Sleeve, hence the name 'Full Metal Jacket'
  • Iron (Fe) Content: Low
  • Ferrocerium Rod Type: ‘Standard’
  • Spark Heat Output (Approx.): 3,100°C (5,600°F)
  • Overall length: 57mm
  • Flint length: 50mm
  • Diameter: 3mm
  • PyroFlint™ Weight: 2.6g.
  • Lanyard Hole: Yes + Split-Ring
  • Supplied with Lanyard: Yes - Small Chain
  • Supplied with Striker: Yes – Super Alloy Striker

Please Click here to purchase the 3.0mm Full Metal Jacket™PyroFlint™

The PyroFlint ™ – 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket™

PyroFlint 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlints'™ 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket

This genuine – 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket™ PyroFlint™ is only 1.5mm larger in diameter than the 3.0mm yet contains about twice as much ferrocerium. It is an excellent ferrocerium sparking device that gives a great shower of sparks when needed. The 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket easily stowed in any survival tin ready to be used for your fire making emergencies.

It is very easy and safe to use, and will provide you with many hundreds of fires if used judiciously (see instructions supplied with this product).

The PyroFlint™ – 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket™ is just 4.5mm in diameter by 57mm long. A split ring is attached to one end, for fastening to a key ring or lanyard.

This is the middle sized PyroFlint™ in our ‘Full Metal Jacket’ range that will provide you with small but powerful fire starter.

Specifications

  • Materials: Ferrocerium rod with Solid Brass Sleeve, hence the name 'Full Metal Jacket'
  • Iron (Fe) Content: Low
  • Ferrocerium Rod Type: ‘Standard’
  • Spark Heat Output (Approx.): 3,100°C (5,600°F)
  • Overall length: 57mm
  • Flint length: 51mm
  • Diameter: 4.5mm
  • PyroFlint™ Weight: 5g.
  • Lanyard Hole: Yes + Split-Ring
  • Supplied with Lanyard: Yes - Small Chain
  • Supplied with Striker: Yes – Super Alloy Striker

Please Click here to purchase the 4.5mm Full Metal Jacket™PyroFlint™

The PyroFlint ™ – 5.5 mm Full Metal Jacket™

PyroFlint 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket PyroFlints'™ 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket

This genuine – 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.

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 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).

The PyroFlint™ – 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket™ is just 5.5mm in diameter by 56mm long and has a split ring is attached to one end, for fastening to a key ring or lanyard. 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.

Specifications

  • 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: 57mm
  • Flint length: 51mm
  • Diameter: 5.5mm
  • PyroFlint™ Weight: 8g.
  • Lanyard Hole: Yes + Split-Ring
  • Supplied with Lanyard: Yes - Small Chain
  • Supplied with Striker: Yes – Super Alloy Striker

Please Click here to purchase the 5.5mm Full Metal Jacket™PyroFlint™

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