Andy Roy is a good man and a good friend. He started making knives as a hobby, and now makes both ground and forged knives. When I visited him earlier this week, he showed me something I thought everyone could use, whether preparing for the coming zombie apocalypse, or just keeping up with survival chic.
These fire starters just need a thick piece of steel to strike against, and Andy makes them in a variety of tough and attractive woods like ironwood and teak. $30 shipped. If you want one, drop Andy a line at aproy(at)charter.net.