Flint Laces

(23 customer reviews)


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The most important element of wilderness survival preparation is redundancy in all things – if one tool fails, it’s essential to always have a backup (and maybe even a backup for your backup). And that’s exactly what makes Flint Laces so vital: they give you an alternative means of making fire when your matches get wet and your lighter won’t spark.

**Fire making with these tools is the same as using any other flint and steel system. Starting a fire with them is a skill and should be researched and practiced to proficiency. Striker knives are sharp and should be handled with caution.



Sizing Guide

Shoelaces are measured according to how many hole pairs there are on your boots. Simply count the number of hole pairs and order according to the chart below.

The diameter of the tips are 4mm at the widest point. Measure your boot holes to make sure they will fit.

Hole Pairs Shoelace Length:
5-6 45″
7-8 63″
9-10 84″
11-12 108″

108", 45", 63", 84"


Black, Brown

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23 reviews for Flint Laces
  • Theresa

    5 out of 5

    I only ordered one for the most experienced camper in the family and she gives it 2 thumbs up.
    Now that we have tested this product, I will probably get wish lists with the flint laces on it and will end up ordering a few more.
    Great addition to emergency go bags too.

  • Mikel D.

    4 out of 5

    Would be 5 stars if they were actually small enough to fit in most shoes/boots lace holes. I’m going to have to find a new pair of boots that they will fit in.

  • RLL

    5 out of 5

    Bought as a Christmas present for my nephew. He loved them.

  • Mash Pratai

    5 out of 5

    I own several pairs of Red Wing boots. And I tend to go through laces fairly quickly.
    This, so far after several months of owning them (As of this review) have held up better than the replacement laces I get from Red Wing.

  • Bryan Fuller

    5 out of 5

    I found these on Uncrate about 4 months ago and bought 2 pairs as presents for my buddies. I just bought new hunting boots and had to buy a pair of them for myself. Love the new 2.0 version with the striker plate. Edge of the plate is serrated sharp and could easily cut into a flexible boot. Only issue is the rubber caps over the flint fall off so easy, however this isn’t anything that a little electrical tape can’t fix.

  • David W

    4 out of 5

    Great and very useful product. I’m disappointed that they don’t come in 54″ as the previous version did. I ordered the 63″ but they were too long. The simple solution was to wrap the lace around the striker plate

  • Grey Area 51

    5 out of 5

    Okay, at first I thought these were a little gimmicky, but they rock. They’re well designed and very high quality. The laces themselves are very tough, well made material. The tips are where the flint is. You pull a rubber protector off, and that exposes a black-plated flint. The strikers are the plates that lace into the front of your shoe or boot. You use the striker first to scrape off an area of the black coating, and when the flint is exposed it’ll spark when scraped rapidly by the striker. The flints are small, but easy to hold onto and large enough to spark many, many times each before wearing down. The protective rubber tips and black plating on the strikers mean there won’t be any accidental sparking going on.
    I admit I own a very high quality set of flints, strikers, and kindling which sits in a drawer at home. It’s too bulky to carry around all the time “just in case,” so it only comes along for trail rides, camping, and the like. These laces are a way to actually have the power to make fire with you at all times, wherever you go. It’s a brilliant idea and I won’t be surprised if it saves lives.

  • Osirus

    4 out of 5

    I like the length and the capability of starting a fire almost anywhere but I’m having difficulty keeping these laces tied even with a double knot. I feel that this minor inconvenience is worth the added capability in this case.

  • hoagiesru

    5 out of 5

    I have to say I was a bit skeptical when I ordered these laces. I was concerned the ferro rod was going to be too large to fit through any lace openings. Also with 550 cord, I was also concerned it would be too bulky for laces. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The ferro rod is not huge, but it’s not meant for hundreds of fires. If used in an emergency situation, it is a perfect survival tool.
    The 550 paracord is about the same thickness as my normal boot laces. The ferro rod at the end is roughly the same size as the tip of a lace. I couldn’t be happier with these laces. The construction is very good and does not feel like it will fall apart with a hard tug. To remove the ferro rod at the end you would have to cut it out. I’m not sure why anyone would, but I have seen it done on videos. The benefit to 550 cord also is the many strands inside that make up this cordage. We all know 550 cord has hundreds of uses, and when you throw in a ferro rod, it is an unbeatable combination.

  • Jeannie I.

    5 out of 5

    These are perfect for a backup fire starter! Very convenient to have on my person at all time! I’ve used them multiple times now and it works great. Just a few firk strikes started the fires right up! Keep up the great work guys!

  • EricW_UT

    5 out of 5

    Its a great idea and a simple place to put a survival / fire starting tool. Quality of the lace is great although the protective caps come off easy so I secured with a dab of glue that’s easy to pull off but wont come off with wear

  • Quinn

    5 out of 5

    RattlerStrap is a very nifty set right here. This set is enough to awaken the adventure survivalist within anyone. This striker set looks quite sharp on the laces in a no survival situation. This par cord lace kit and fire striker set is of fine quality. This set is a easy gift for anyone. This set is useful to have around even if you don’t wear lace boots, it would look nice laced through something like a handbag. This set would bring out the wonder in any man, also a nice gift for the loved one with a dangerous job or lives down a dangerous road. The quality and design are there.

  • Anonymous

    4 out of 5

    I purchased these as replacement laces for a pair of Baffin snow boots. The over all length was just over an inch shorter than the stock laces( # 45). The 550 cord seems of good quality and should last, and I kept the plastic cover over the steel when I installed them. Only bad thing was one aglet on the lace was loose (none or not enough glue), so I just crimped it to stay on. I’ll see how well they survive a daily use in a Wyoming winter.

  • simplynuts

    5 out of 5

    These are truly fabulous. They are a great fit for my Vasque boots and are an awesome survival addition… One less thing I have to worry about losing on the trails… unless I lose my boots!!!! I highly recommend these for all hardcore backpackers… why not have an extra flint and steel just in case;) You get two shoelaces for clarity sake… one for each boot.

  • Heather W

    4 out of 5

    Bought these for my husband as he loves to have anything “doomsday/prepping” related. He loved this idea and now wants more for every pair of shoes and also for his family members. Great idea and would be a nice stocking stuffer! Only issue I had was the instructions were really basic – could be more detailed with survival tips or other uses.

  • Miss Carrie Ann

    5 out of 5

    I ordered these to try out as we spend a fair amount of time hiking, camping and hunting. My thought was that this would be a great survival tool for me to have with when I do a deer drive for my hubby. Yes, I do the walking since I know the area we hunt better. Anyway, I ordered the 84 inch laces for our lace up knee high Rocky Boots. These are phenomenal. I spent a little time trying to figure these out, but you remove the rubber cap, scrape off the coating and now you have a flint and can make sparks. If you intend to start a fire using flint, you need to practice. When I was a kid, my dad taught me how to start a fire with flint and steel. It is quite difficult, but a great skill to have. Keep some dry tinder in your boot or in a survival pack and with a little practice (hopefully before you need it) you will be able to make a great fire when it matters most!

  • Anonymous

    5 out of 5

    Great Product, Great Company….product is better than advertised. This is my 5th time buying from Rattler and I am totally satisfied with their products, support and overall professionalism.

  • kayla albertson

    5 out of 5

    Great for my husband, he loves them and goes great with his boots

  • Zack Widener

    5 out of 5

    Very nice, the striker plate as a very nice serrated edge as well

  • BD Frank

    3 out of 5

    do not fit through Danner boots upper eyelets

  • Anonymous

    5 out of 5

    Cool novelty gift for a camper/hiker.

  • keith welch

    4 out of 5

    great quality laces very durable

  • Cheryl Malone

    5 out of 5

    Perfect! Would buy again!

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