Cons: Overall Quality, Ease of Use
Do not buy! Find the real thing instead!
This item is a real disappointment. The string is cheap polypropylene. The "Fastex-looking" zipper pull is a crumby knockoff with excess plastic around the edges. The metal striker is rough all the way around and could easily cut it's way through a fabric pouch over time. The rod and handle are cheap-looking and when struck - it is very difficult to produce sparks. It took several attempts to even begin producing sparks. I have a real Swedish firesteel and it has always produced intense sparks. I'll probably sell this one at a yard sale or give it away.