Firesteel is a tool used to start the fire. Firesteel is a rod, made of a metal alloy, based on cerium. When striked by a metal (such as the edge of a knife), firesteel produces a shower of sparks with a temperature of almost 3000 °C. On average, firesteel can usually withstand 5,000 - 10,000 strikes, depending on its size. Buy best firesteels at Kniland - Joker firesteels with a handle made of wood or micarta, Morakniv firesteel, firesteels with an antler handle or separate firesteel rods.