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Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Fire Starter

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X-Large
  • Ultra-portable for key ring, pocket and neck carry
  • Replaceable 1/4" Ferrocerium rod works when wet
  • Up to 3000 fire-starting strikes
  • Collapsible self-contained waterproof fire starter
  • Machined in the USA from 6061 aluminum
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Product Description

The nanoSTRIKER XL is a high quality, ultra-small and completely self-contained waterproof fire starter. Sacrificing neither form nor function, its unique all-in-one design puts all the tools you need to start a fire into one tiny package. To top it off, the rods are replaceable and the striker is ultra-sharp tungsten carbide. Ferrocerium fire starters work best with tinder materials that contain large surface areas: dry grasses, wood shavings, cotton balls, dry leaves, clothing lint, etc. Using a tinder material of your choosing, create a loose tinder bundle to catch the sparks from the ferro rod. Wrap the included lanyard around a few fingers to secure the striker handle. Holding the striking tool at an angle, use moderate pressure to quickly scrape the rod. The striker should be carving material off the ferrocerium rod.

Product Details

Color: Black | Size: X-Large
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B007L4V4DK
  • Item model number: 003100-BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,553 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This a great, well built product.
S. Hagen
The Exotac NanoStriker XL is solid and functional.
Arnold
Throws a very hot spark and lots of them!
NR-EMT-P

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Curious on January 31, 2013
Color Name: Blaze OrangeSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
Why do I think I need a protective case for a ferro rod?

When looking at ferro rods I came across forum posts detailing peoples' experiences with bare rods that start corroding and eventually turn to dust. When you use a ferro rod, the shavings you scrape off undergo an extreme exothermic oxidization process - so intense that they burn at 3000 degrees Celsius. This same reaction occurs very slowly when any ferro rod is exposed to air, and the long-term result is a useless, brittle fire starter. This is the reason that all rods are sold coated with a black oxidation inhibitor that must be scraped off before using them.

By having the rod stored in an airtight container, the oxidation process is prevented.

Ferro rods are already brittle to begin with, so the case will also ensure that it doesn't break while being kept in my pocket or backpack.

When unpacked and assembled, the case doubles as an extremely comfortable non-slip handle. The ferro rod is long enough to get really nice sparks. I made the mistake of testing it in my bedroom, from a standing height, and the sparks burned all the way to the carpet! The striker is also very comfortable to hold and I like that it's not a separate piece that's going to be dangling around on a lanyard when stored.

Overall, I'm really happy that I invested in something that will last for a long time.

One comment on size... The XL is the same length as the regular Nanostriker, just wider. I've read that the smaller Nanostrikers might have a problem with the rods snapping while in use. This thicker one seems very sturdy, so I'm not concerned about malfunctions.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By oakdruid on October 8, 2013
Color Name: Blaze OrangeSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
This is a nicely made product. The threads and rubber gaskets are nicely fit, and smooth. The sparks it gives off are very hot. I grabbed some lint from my dryer, put it outside on the steps (NOT in by bedroom like guy in the other review, lol) and hit it once and it lit up immediately. Obviously you need to find some tinder for best performance. The XL is about the width of a rubberized pen, and perhaps half the length. I would only get the regular version if you were putting it on a keychain and really wanted to smallest available, otherwise go for the XL, nice size in the hand and 3000 strikes vs. 1000 for the regular. The engineering on these is really well done. I got the orange, which is more subtle than I expected, but looks very good. Oh, and keep this away from your kids, obviously, unless you are trying to breed pyromaniacs (ooh, sparkly!)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TechnoAmazonian on November 30, 2012
Color Name: Olive DrabSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
Just because the world has collapsed and you are living in a cave doesn't mean you can't still have something to remind you of the good old days! This unit is 100% quality, and some people wear them as "functional jewelry." I got one mostly for the amazing striker, and so I would have one in MY cave. :-) The smaller 1000-strike unit is too small and fragile. This 3000-strike unit is just right and remains "ultra-light" and small enough for every day carry (EDC). Replacement rods are available. The unit unscrews to contain and protect the striker rod and striker inside the unit - this is unique as cheaper units leave them exposed. However, it still costs double the price of those standard units that have 10,000+ strikes, hence minus one star. It is pretty, exquisite, and makes a nice gift or "reward yourself" purchase. Kudos to Exotac in creating a genuine thing of beauty with engineered precision in their small business - very nice! See more details at the Exotac web site.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Arnold on January 10, 2013
Color Name: Olive DrabSize Name: X-Large
I was looking for a ferrocerium rod that would fit inside of an Altoids tin. This fits perfectly; the dimensions are listed on the product's original website. The box that holds the rod and extra o-rings is very cool and stylish; definitely won't be tossing that in the trash.

The Exotac NanoStriker XL is solid and functional. Once your scrape of the black coating it gives off enough sparks to start a fire. The reason why I picked this $30 rod instead of a $5 one is because of both quality and functionality. Both the striker and the rod are encased in a protective shell that protects the rod and the striker from the elements and making it completely waterproof! Although a bit pricey, I highly recommend this to anyone as it would provide you an essential component to your survival kit!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Kennedy on September 6, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: X-Large
Unlike the above comment, I have used a firesteel for years now and it couldn't be any easier than with this firesteel. I love the included threaded striker and the machining is flawless.

Bottom line, if you know what you are doing, this is a great product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justus on August 12, 2014
Color Name: Olive DrabSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
I was skeptical at first, because of several reviews claiming the striker was too small,etc. however having used this item for about 2 weeks now I must say it is an awesome starter. I used to nust carry a rod and knife, but then I took a 3 day course where we did not eat and got very little sleep. I was amazed at how difficult it was to properly hold and maintain the rod after duress. Had I had this me hanism I would have been able to strike a fire in no time. I think this product is worth every penny. I wear it on a lanyard around my neck now and will always have fire.
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