Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Use
Better than the smaller alternatives
Compared to its smaller cousins in the same series it produces a much higher number of sparks which increases its chanses of a successfull ignition. The wear is about the same as any other firesteel I have used but due to the quantity of material it will have a longer lifetime. I have used both this and the smaller versions in the Swedish Armed Forces but this is the size that I also use privately. Both versions has held up in wet and sub-zero temperatures this far.For those who have problems with its usage: It comes with a thin layer of coating to prevent corrosion, you will have to remove this in order to produce sparks (just a couple of grinds with the flat metal scraper it comes with). Learning how to use a firesteel takes time and practise makes perfect, buy some cheaper firesteel to practise on (as you will eat up alot of material with the wrong techniques and overall practise).