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Iron Pyrite pieces

Bag of Iron Pyrite - Small pieces. Generally around 1-1.5 inches x 1/2 inch

Also known as fool's gold, iron pyrite is a great way to start a fire in a survival situation. By striking iron pyrite with a sharp piece of chert, another piece of pyrite, or just iron, you can create a hot spark to start a fire. 4-6 pieces per bag.

 

Order can take up to 3 business days to process through our warehouse. During high volume time, it could be up to 6 business days. All transit times are based on once your order ships.

WITHIN UNITED STATES:

We offer the following options:

  • Standard Shipping - average transit time is 5 to 10 business days; however, most arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
  • UPS Ground - average transit 1-5 business days

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:

Shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any duties, taxes, and/or import fees impost by your country's custom and/or clearance offices.

We offer the following services to most areas:

  • UPS Standard to Canada - average transit 1 to 3 business days
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited - average transit 2 to 5 business days
  • UPS Worldwide Express - average transit 1 to 3 business days
  • FedEx International Economy - average transit 2 to 5 business days
  • FedEx International Priority - average transit 1 to 3 business days

 

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Iron Pyrite pieces

$7.00 USD $4.00 USD

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Bag of Iron Pyrite - Small pieces. Generally around 1-1.5 inches x 1/2 inch

Also known as fool's gold, iron pyrite is a great way to start a fire in a survival situation. By striking iron pyrite with a sharp piece of chert, another piece of pyrite, or just iron, you can create a hot spark to start a fire. 4-6 pieces per bag.

 

Order can take up to 3 business days to process through our warehouse. During high volume time, it could be up to 6 business days. All transit times are based on once your order ships.

WITHIN UNITED STATES:

We offer the following options:

  • Standard Shipping - average transit time is 5 to 10 business days; however, most arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
  • UPS Ground - average transit 1-5 business days

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:

Shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any duties, taxes, and/or import fees impost by your country's custom and/or clearance offices.

We offer the following services to most areas:

  • UPS Standard to Canada - average transit 1 to 3 business days
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited - average transit 2 to 5 business days
  • UPS Worldwide Express - average transit 1 to 3 business days
  • FedEx International Economy - average transit 2 to 5 business days
  • FedEx International Priority - average transit 1 to 3 business days

 

Product Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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K.
Sparks Like a Madman

Iron pyrite offered by SRO is high quality stuff. Unlike flint, I can get pyrite to spark much easier even on questionable striking devices. True story. I once hand forged a medieval blacksmith type utility knife out of rebar as one of the pieces in a three piece dining utensil set along with a fork and spoon (also hand forged out of rebar.) Rebar is soft and, as far as I know, has a low carbon content. I struck the pyrite I ordered from SRO onto the handle of the knife in the same fashion one would do when using a firesteel and a flint rock. Sure enough good amounts of spark were consistently produced. I'm very impressed with it..

C
C.K.
What a chunk

I love flint and steel! I saw the Pathfinder video on primitive fire and order the first piece. Warning this is not for the ultralight survival kit one chunk weighs more than my knife. I like the versatility this product provides. For the size, quality and price I would definitely recommend.

J
J.
This will strike Sparks on stainless steel

For my second review on 1 Davis products iron pyrite I've got this in the mail yesterday after settlement anticipation on saying that it was a good chunk of iron pyrite I could easily busted up into three or four chunks I also tried it out online Mora mg or hgmg last night of stretch marks easily where you could like some char cloth and say using your primary knife uses the strike some spark I don't know if you could use blind or quartz to do the same thing but this will work in the emergency

R
R.
Not a replacement but a good companion to flint

Yes, it chips easier than flint, but the amount of sparks thrown is amazing. Dry oakum and jute easily catch fire. I wouldn't mind having a big chunk of ore like Dave has in the video, but these chunks do just fine. I bought 5 and they average about 1 oz. A 1 oz piece is about the size of 4-5 U.S. quarters stacked up. They are plenty big enough to be effective with a striker.

I've also discovered that iron pyrite seems to be a good tool to test the level of carbon in a striker. I won't mention names, but I have a dozen dedicated strikers, all claiming to be high carbon. Certain ones barely throw sparks, others throw a shower of them, and some are in between. I'll be using iron pyrite to evaluate any new strikers I'm tempted to buy.

Other than chipping easier than flint, the only other downside I see is that iron pyrite does gouge the striker more than flint, but that's why so many sparks are thrown.

I will definitely start carrying a piece of iron pyrite along with a piece of flint/chert.

S
S.M.
A lot of sparks

I didn't buy any from here but I watched Dave's video about the old Roman methods of fire. I was at our local science museum yesterday and bought a small chunk of pyrite (fools gold) from the gift shop so I could try it out first hand. It is effortless to get Sparks with a steel striker. One thing I noticed is that the pyrite does break off much faster than flint so it may not last as long but you do not have to worry about getting the right angle like you do with a piece of flint. My daughter is 6 and struggles with the flint but she has no problem getting a spark with the pyrite so I put it in her flint and steele pouch. Looking forward to using this stuff more.


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Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
17%
(1)
K
K.
Sparks Like a Madman

Iron pyrite offered by SRO is high quality stuff. Unlike flint, I can get pyrite to spark much easier even on questionable striking devices. True story. I once hand forged a medieval blacksmith type utility knife out of rebar as one of the pieces in a three piece dining utensil set along with a fork and spoon (also hand forged out of rebar.) Rebar is soft and, as far as I know, has a low carbon content. I struck the pyrite I ordered from SRO onto the handle of the knife in the same fashion one would do when using a firesteel and a flint rock. Sure enough good amounts of spark were consistently produced. I'm very impressed with it..

C
C.K.
What a chunk

I love flint and steel! I saw the Pathfinder video on primitive fire and order the first piece. Warning this is not for the ultralight survival kit one chunk weighs more than my knife. I like the versatility this product provides. For the size, quality and price I would definitely recommend.

J
J.
This will strike Sparks on stainless steel

For my second review on 1 Davis products iron pyrite I've got this in the mail yesterday after settlement anticipation on saying that it was a good chunk of iron pyrite I could easily busted up into three or four chunks I also tried it out online Mora mg or hgmg last night of stretch marks easily where you could like some char cloth and say using your primary knife uses the strike some spark I don't know if you could use blind or quartz to do the same thing but this will work in the emergency

R
R.
Not a replacement but a good companion to flint

Yes, it chips easier than flint, but the amount of sparks thrown is amazing. Dry oakum and jute easily catch fire. I wouldn't mind having a big chunk of ore like Dave has in the video, but these chunks do just fine. I bought 5 and they average about 1 oz. A 1 oz piece is about the size of 4-5 U.S. quarters stacked up. They are plenty big enough to be effective with a striker.

I've also discovered that iron pyrite seems to be a good tool to test the level of carbon in a striker. I won't mention names, but I have a dozen dedicated strikers, all claiming to be high carbon. Certain ones barely throw sparks, others throw a shower of them, and some are in between. I'll be using iron pyrite to evaluate any new strikers I'm tempted to buy.

Other than chipping easier than flint, the only other downside I see is that iron pyrite does gouge the striker more than flint, but that's why so many sparks are thrown.

I will definitely start carrying a piece of iron pyrite along with a piece of flint/chert.

S
S.M.
A lot of sparks

I didn't buy any from here but I watched Dave's video about the old Roman methods of fire. I was at our local science museum yesterday and bought a small chunk of pyrite (fools gold) from the gift shop so I could try it out first hand. It is effortless to get Sparks with a steel striker. One thing I noticed is that the pyrite does break off much faster than flint so it may not last as long but you do not have to worry about getting the right angle like you do with a piece of flint. My daughter is 6 and struggles with the flint but she has no problem getting a spark with the pyrite so I put it in her flint and steele pouch. Looking forward to using this stuff more.

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