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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeneyguy View Post
    FYI....those come straight from Shenzhen, China so it will take some time to get to you and they can be stopped by customs. You also might get charged a foreign country fee by your bank.
    They only take PayPal, don't they?

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    Just picked up the lot of 8 for $17.98 to make handles for and gift out. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Thanks for the heads up. I got the 5/16"x4" because I like them a little longer. Figured 3 for $7 wasn't too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexD View Post
    Seems like a great deal. The army rods are 3/8 inch, these say 5/16. I only mention it since they might be loose in some knife sheath loops designed for the larger size. Thanks for posting the link.
    I use a drawstring system to secure my army steels, I plan on doing the same.. At the end of the day though, I'm not a big fan of keeping all my gear on my sheath. I prefer having a dedicated fire kit.

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    Wow, you got better feed back than I did. Yes Paypal only. I had no issues and got them in 3 weeks. They are a great buy.

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    Thanks for the look. I've been meaning to pick up some blanks, I've got a deer antler shed to use for handles. Everyone has good experience with these, i.e. spark well?
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    Btw,

    just wanted to thank xj35s for the original tip that I happen to catch.

    To answer your question, yes these work very well according to him. They are a bit softer so they shower molten fire.

    If your concerned about them not fitting an ''army'' version firesteel holder.. Just use a security strap like a drawstring which I do anyway. After all, the army steels don't stay that size forever anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushcraftgeek View Post
    I've bought directly from that seller on ebay they do bids as well as buy it now just for fun I bought their 5 inch x 1/2 inch one for only 11 on a bid. I've had no issues with them yet.
    glad to here this, i just won a 5 inch x 1/2 inch ferro rod for $8.80 from that seller also

    how long did it take to receive the item?

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    Just got the 8 pack. Thank for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sons of scotland View Post
    glad to here this, i just won a 5 inch x 1/2 inch ferro rod for $8.80 from that seller also

    how long did it take to receive the item?
    Last one I got only took 1 week. The one before that 11 days. So generally at most 2 weeks for me.Might just do a quick video atleast showing how they spark later on
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