Made from recyclable ABS plastic, the polySTRIKER™ fills the minimalist niche without sacrificing design or usability. The polySTRIKER™ line features the same innovative tungsten carbide striker design as the nanoSTRIKER™. The tungsten carbide insert is built into an easy-to-use striking tool the snaps into the handle.
The striking handle and tool are connected by a lanyard to ensure both parts are present and accounted for at all times. The striking tool securely snaps into the handle when not in use. Simply push the tool out from the cut-out in the back of the handle and you're ready to rock.
The polySTRIKER™ is available in two sizes, the standard size and the XL.
- Burns at nearly 5500 degF (3000 degC)
- Ferrocerium rod works when wet
- Durable, ultra lightweight polymer design
- Ultra-sharp tungsten carbide striking tool
- Snap-in striking tool
Posted by Flavio Rodicio on 24th Jul 2013
Make sure you angle the striker at 45 degrees and you'll get lots of sparks everytime. I scraped the rod about 7 times and it set a newspaper on fire..and I did it inside of my truck with the AC running in high...! ( I know... not very smart to play with fire inside of a car, but never thought it will work that good ).
Posted by Doug on 21st Jan 2013
As far as commercially available ferro rods go, this is my favorite. It throws plenty of sparks, is very lite weight and sized incredibly well for proper use. I really like the striker. After I wear out the ferro rod ill probably detach the striker and carry it with my home made ferro rod instead of buying another polystrike. The only reason I'm not buying another polystrike is simply because I want to make my own and be able to replace the ferro rods as they wear down. If the rod was replaceable I wouldn't bother making my own and would continue to use the polystrike XL. I haven't used a lighter or matches to start a fire in about a year now, this is my preferred method. The more you know the less you carry.
Posted by Jerry on 18th Dec 2012
On my second one.Carry all the time.Firestarting made easy.
Posted by Bill on 9th Dec 2012
It does exactly what I want it to do. Great addition to my backpack!!
Posted by KF on 20th Sep 2012
Perfect item for the camping 'box' and works great!
Posted by Michael Wiesner on 18th Sep 2012
I teach kids and adults fire building and the polySTRIKER XL is the most durable.Most people do not spend enough time preparing tinder so I need a lot of ferro rod for repeated striking.The striker throws a large shower of sparks to lite tinder quickly.
Posted by Palmer on 19th Jul 2012
Does what its suppose to do. Looks sexy on my Habilis Bushtool sheath.
Posted by Unknown on 9th May 2012
Lightweight, feels solid, works great. Glad it's made in the USA!
Posted by Beaujoe on 28th Feb 2012
This ferro rod is awesome!! The striker it came with is the best ive seen in any rod out there. The fact that it store into the handle is a great feature. Easy to pop out with gloves on. Very sharp edges, can light my alcohol stove from damn near 5ft away!! love it
I chose this striker over the nano's due to the fact i thought the nano's would be hard to use in cold weather and what not...Too many parts to deal in below 0 weather. So far i have not been let down all.
I will be buying another as soon as it wears down. The few extra bucks is well worth it for a quality product proudly made in the USA. Thanks exotac keep up the great work!!!