Hi, this is a brand new custom made hand worked Firesteel. The handle is Black Deer Antler. The Magnesium Rod is about 2 5/8 inches long and just under 1/4 inch thick. The total length is about 6 3/4 inches long. You can use a knife or any ridged metal object to strike it with. This is made by Hood River Pate, USA. Great workmanship!!. I put a small scrach in the black paint on the rod while handling it. Please take a good look at the photos because they are a big part of the description of the item. As always, feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I am always happy to combine items in shipping to save you money. Thanks for looking and for your business, Robert.