First, I must say I didn't buy this item from Smoky Mountain Knife Works. That said, I have owned one of these SOG Sharpener/Firestarter. While it is a good concept, the quality just didn't show through. I had it on my key ring and within a month or so, the sharpening pad fell off and was lost. Next was the ferro rod, gone. Glue used to hold the parts on the plastic body sucks. I would buy another one, if the price dropped below $5.00. Anything more than that and you're throwing your money away. BTW, I contacted SOG and explained the problem. NO response.