Every competitor product now on the market (except for the numerous imitations of our design), is built using a bare metal rod which will cause burns when the metal is touched - they look good but they're not good to use.
The Freaks Standard Fire Eater Stick has a unique design that avoids using a metal rod and yet is reasonably long lasting. They are built using a carefully selected hardwood dowel, which is protected with a double wrapped aluminium covering. Deeply buried power staples are used rather than screws to fix the wick (which prevents burns from protruding screw heads). They are not as durable as metal fire eater sticks but they are significantly safer to use than most other fire eater sticks - (the only exception being the newly launched ultimate fire eater stick, the Freaks Flourish Stick which utilises CoolTouch technology).
If used carefully, and for relatively short periods at a time, the Freaks Standard Fire Eater Stick will often last for many months before needing replacing. If you use two fire eater sticks so that they can be used alternately without the need to keep either one alight for too long, then they may last even longer.
All our fire eater sticks come supplied with a free information leaflet (with advice about fuels etc.) and are packed inside a hygienic sealed bag.