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“We make it easy to get started in steel bending – no experience necessary. Get ripped…and look cool doing it!” – MSA (Owner)

Beginner’s Bags & Intro-To-Bending Book

“Newbies start here! Choose the steel bar bag if you are a complete beginner, pick up a steel bolt bag if you are sort-of familiar with steel bending, or lastly, get your hands on the steel horseshoe bag if you think you’re a stud. Lastly, don’t forget to pick up an intro-to-bending paperback book. Good luck!” – MSA (Owner)

Intro-To-Bending Paperback Book (FREE!)

Steel Bar Bag (FOR NEWBIES)

Steel Bolt Bag (FOR AMATEURS)

Steel Horseshoe Bag (FOR ADVANCED)

Steel Bars

“The original steel bar that started it all. It’s cold-rolled, its shiny, and it’s mean. This stuff will get you SCARY strong. Take your time and work your way up the ladder. It builds some serious tendon and ligament strength.” – MSA (Owner)

Individual Steel Bars

Steel Bar Bundles

Challenges & Certs

Steel Bolts

“Did you ever think you could pick up a random bolt from the hardware store and bend it in half? Well now you know it’s certainly possible. Check out our progression from sort-of easy to world-class. Veiny wrists and Popeye forearms await you!” – MSA (Owner)

Individual Steel Bolts

Steel Bolt Bundles

Horrido-Equivalent Steel Bolts

Challenges & Certs

Steel Horseshoes

“LOL you think you’re tough because you can bench 3 plates on each side? Get outta here. Sack up and pick up a horseshoe, brace it against your thigh, and attempt to mangle it beyond all recognition.” – MSA (Owner)

Steel Horseshoes

Challenges & Certs

Steel Flat Bars, Rebar, & Spikes

“While our company mainly focuses on short bars, we DO offer long stuff as well. Try your hand on the brutal steel spikes. They are monsters and are totally unforgiving. Just as well, our 2″ wide flat bars are no easier – they will have you wincing in pain as you attempt to mangle them. Want to show off your bending skills to your construction worker buddies on the job site? Pick up some of our rebar and practice, practice, practice. All the steel comes in different lengths and thicknesses, so you can have your ass handed to you multiple times in a row! How lovely?” – MSA (Owner)

2″ Wide Steel Flat Bars

Steel Rebar

Steel Spikes

Specialty Bars

“All these bars are SO cool. Each one has their own unique properties and strengths/weaknesses. Some offer ludicrous strength-to-weight ratios, others give you a super-soft bar feel (so you can bend larger diameters), while another might give you bragging rights amongst your friends. Try them all and find your niche!” – MSA (Owner)

Titanium Bars

Brass Bars

Stainless Steel Bars

Aluminum Bars

Steel Rotary Shafts

Copper Bars

Card Tearing

“When you are sick of bending steel and want a temporary reprieve, come mosey on over to card tearing. It opens up a whole new way to train your grip strength. Your crimp and clamp grip will take a severe beating.” – MSA (Owner)

Decks of Cards

Challenges & Certs

Trademarked Grip & Lifting Tools

“We are not a huge grip-strength-implement company that sells all the various bells and whistles that the masses desire, but we DO offer our own inventions that we think you cannot find anywhere else out there. Take a gander!” – MSA (Owner)

Finger It! (One-Finger Lift Grip Tool)

Squeeze It! (Coming Soon…)

Bending & Tearing Accessories

“Don’t even think about bending steel without hand protection or tearing cards without chalk. These items are a MUST.” – MSA (Owner)

Squeezable Chalk Balls

Hand/Leg Wraps & Rubber Bands


“Support your favorite steel bending company by wearing our t-shirts! It’s a walking advertisement and really gets the word out. The magnets and stickers are cool, too. Slap one on your car or fridge.” – MSA (Owner)

TSSBCI Logo Gray T-Shirts

TSSBCI Logo Stickers & Magnets

International Customers

“Located in Djibouti, Dakar, London, Rio, Islamabad, or Vladivostok? TSSBCI will hook you up. No matter where you live, we will deliver. Just like for our U.S.-based customers, it’s same-day shipping. Assume 6-10 days until it arrives!” – MSA (Owner)

Steel Bar Bending Beginner’s Bag

Steel Bar Bundles

Steel Bolt Bundles

Steel Horseshoe Bundles

Decks of Cards Bundles

Cert Rosters & Leader Boards

“What better way to show off how hard you have been working, than to get your name on one (or more!) of these rosters and leader boards below. They act as a good motivator and validator on your bending and tearing journey.” – MSA (Owner)

Steel Bar Bending Cert Rosters

Steel Bolt Bending Cert Rosters

Steel Horseshoe Bending Cert Rosters

Card Tearing Cert Rosters

“Finger It!” Lifting Poundage Leaderboard

“Squeeze It!” Lifting Poundage Leaderboard (Coming Soon…)

FAQ & Video Resources

“Here at TSSBCI, we focus on supplying steel and other grip-strength-related products as cost-consciously as we can, coupled with five-star customer service and fast shipping. That’s our niche. We also offer lots of video resources and Q&A’s. Click on those links below and begin to immerse yourself into this culture!” – MSA (Owner)

Short Steel Bending Process

Bending FAQ (Read This First!)

Short Steel Hand Wrapping Process

Steel & Bolt Bending Technique Videos

Steel Flat Bar, Rebar, & Spike Bending Videos

Steel Horseshoe Bending Technique Videos

Card Tearing Technique Videos

Company Info & Policies

“Please read all of this stuff carefully. Some of it is interesting, some of it is boring. Just don’t go hurt yourself using our products and then go ‘oh cool I’ll go sue that company’ because you didn’t read the disclaimers. Not cool. We’ll play fair if you do.” – MSA (Owner)

Contact Information

About Us

USA Shipping Policy & Pricing

International Shipping Policy & Pricing

Privacy Policy

Refund & Return Policies

Product Misuse & Injury Policies

Customer Reviews (41)

Richard S. – San Tan Valley, AZ

Bought this [beginner’s] kit. Can confirm. Perfect blend of bars. If you’re on the fence, come on down and start bending!

Jacob R. – Rochester, MN

I highly recommend getting into steel bending for grip/forearm strength, and Matt makes it easy to start with the Beginner’s Bag. Feels great when you finally bend a weight you couldn’t at first…and it’s a great workout.

Abraham S. – Raymore, MO

I ordered the beginner set. Well worth the money. There are a lot of bars with good wraps to use while learning to bend. The service was also great. Got a quick email that they received the order and shipping was very quick as well.

James F. – Columbia, MO

I love the customer service where they get in touch with you promptly and answer any questions. The prices are good and shipping is very prompt. I also love how the steel is listed in a progressive order…so you know what you need to work up to in order to beat your personal goals.

Zach G. – Winter Springs, FL

The Short Steel Bending Company is a superior website with superior customer service. It’s a super-easy-to-follow website so anyone who wants to bend/rip and tear shit knows exactly where to start…and with the money-saving bar-bundles, it won’t break the bank. With the certificates and online leader boards, it gives you, as a bender, more motivation to get better and stronger in this craft. So much better than going to your local home improvement store and trying to figure this all out on your own. Matt has the best business!

Heath W. – Philadelphia, PA

Good quality, and very consistent steel so far. Thanks!

David D. – Ballwin, MO

The products are great. Just finding out how weak I am. Thanks!

Victor G. – Houston, TX

You have amazing customer service; you even answered my questions when you were on vacation. The products are top notch.

Erik C. – Point Pleasant, NJ

Excellent service and fast delivery.

Breck R. – Tucson, AZ

Absolutely love this company! Started out as an amateur 5 months ago and now I’m at the Level 3 bars. Working on making my way to the red nail this year using

Marco R. – Bronx, NY

Thanks so much, Matt. Your products and service are unparalleled. You just gave me the incentive to make my bending strength a certifiable one!

Benjamin A. – Crestone, CO

The website is great. Easy to navigate and get what’s needed.

David M. – Fort Walton Beach, FL

Seriously love this site and how easy it was to get into this!

Michael C. – Pine Plains, NY

It’s been ages since I’ve practiced training my grip. Recently, I came across these different steel bending kits. I decided this would be a unique and challenging way to improve this critical aspect of strength. When it arrived today, I immediately opened it up and tried bending as many as I could using just my hands. I was able to bend the 100, 110, 120, and 140 pound pieces. I hit my ceiling when attempting the 170 and couldn’t get a full bend. One day soon I hope to master it. Eventually I want to have the capability to bend horseshoes, which you can also buy. I highly recommend this company!

Mark C. – Lakeside, CA

Wow, I didn’t realize this would be so entertaining or feel so great when you accomplish a bend. I love how it is a full body/mind exercise and there are plenty of videos and help online to begin practicing.

Zach M. – Gulf Breeze, FL

Greatest t-shirt I’ve ever owned. Matt even personally flew the shirt down to me and hand delivered to my home. Talk about good service?! If only he took me out to dinner too, he’s so dreamy. Great company, great service, and great CEO. Will definitely shop here again. All the best, Peanut Butter Boy.

Kieran H. – Swansea, United Kingdom

The steel arrived very quickly from the U.S (under a week) which I was very happy with. The steel itself was in excellent quality and came in a variety of poundages so you can progressively work from the novice stage, which is still very challenging, up to more advanced levels. Customer service is friendly, helpful and always at hand.  Happy to recommend to others.

Michael D. – West Bloomfield, MI

Delivery speed and communication were top notch. The beginner’s bag was great. Perfect for starting off and progressing through the different bending techniques.

Kevin G. – Antioch, CA

I really like this product and there’s so much potential here! Things I love: made in the USA, friendly company, fast shipping, the bar wraps were perfect! I incorporated bar bending into my cardio day. My workout was two laps around my court, then 10 box jumps, then 45 seconds to bend as much steel as I could. It was really fun. I am absolutely ordering again!

Todd K. – Carmichaels, PA

Just wanted to thank you for the service of your company and how it was delivered with care and speed. I will sure be back with more purchases! 

Abe H. – Dearborn, MI

Thanks for the quick shipping! I received my order today. I am pretty excited about this and can definitely see how it’s going to become an obsession. TSSBCI has a nice set of increasingly more difficult levels of steel to bend…helping take the beginner bender to more advanced levels. The workout it gives my hands is unlike any other grip training! Anyone who desires stronger hands should at least give it a try.

Harold L. – Maynard, AR

TSSBCI is the go-to place for your steel bending needs. Matthew is a great guy and offers nothing short of the best customer service. He responds quickly, is very courteous, helps in any way he can, and if he doesn’t have the answer, he will get it for you or guide you in the right direction. The website is very user friendly and offers not only the steel (in a well laid-out progression), but also steel bending resources. If you have not done business with Matthew and TSSBCI, you are missing out. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

Justin K. – Pittsburgh, PA

I’m a bit of a grip enthusiast, and I came across a new challenge with TSSBCI after finding them on Instagram. I decided to order a couple different bars and was immediately hooked on this new challenge! Excellent customer service and shipping speeds! 5 stars all around.

Lee T. – Corsicana, TX

I was getting back into bending after a shoulder injury. I contacted Matt and he helped set up a progressive plan to get me back to my previous level…and surpass that level. The prices are great and the service is even better. If you are a beginner or a professional, he has any level you can handle

Gianna B. – Pittsburgh, PA

I started getting into strongman a few months ago. I had seen the World’s Strongest Man steel bending competitions and always wondered if I would be any good at it. I found Matthew on Instagram and his company TSSBCI. We chatted about lifting, strongman, and bending steel, and I knew I had to try it out. The beginner’s bag was what…$99? For a PLETHORA of stuff. There were bags of steel ranging from 100 to 250 lbs of yield strength, and…it was so much more than I expected for a hundred bucks. I ordered it and he shipped it out literally the next day. I had it in my hands two days later. Detailed instructions on the bends and how to use everything, and the kit was great. It’ll last me a while, and I have some serious room for improvement! It’s a serious workout, by the way. Grip strength goes a long way, but explosive power, full body strength in general, and the ability to generate force into one place and into the damned piece of steel is tougher than you think. Worth a purchase and worthy challenge for any strength athlete. Plus, it’s $99. That’s it.

Greg M. – Stephens City, VA

I placed my order at 7 PM on a Wednesday and had my package Friday afternoon. I thought I was spoiled with Amazon shipping speeds, but now I’m feeling like Prime shipping speed is a faux luxury for the poor.

Aaron C – Baldwin, MD

Thanks for the fast shipping and excellent service!

Brian S. – Logansport, IN

Can’t say enough good things. Matt goes above and beyond on customer service. Answers questions and gives advice promptly. Truly cares to help you progress and enjoys your accomplishments. Massive selection of steel to fit any need. Fast shipping. True pleasure to do business with.

Will C. – Centralia, WA

You have outstanding customer service and are beyond responsive. I’ll definitely be doing business with you again and recommending you to everyone.

Jeremy K. – Corpus Christi, TX

For someone just getting into bending, this website is such a great resource. High quality and fair prices…what’s not to love? Also, I am not sure I’ve ever had a better customer experience either. Definitely will be giving more orders to Matt!

Trey A. – Kenna, WV

I’m so glad that I purchased these steel bars to train with! Buying from this company is the best way to progressively train and help you on your steel bending journey. The shipping was very quick and I received excellent service from Matt!

Kevin U. – Hays, KS

I really liked the close poundages between the different bars. Makes the progression much easier to follow. Also, the prices are fair and the customer service is very good!

Joaquin M. – Tucson, AZ

In the Grip Master’s Manual, John Brookfield says “The best exercise for steel bending is – steel bending.” I had been scouring the internet for days for nails and steel to bridge the gap between the green and yellow Ironmind nail, and then I found Thank you, Matt, for taking all the guesswork out of the progressions and making awesome short steel.

David G. – Decatur, GA

I was initially drawn to the range of poundages so I could comfortably progress without huge gaps in weight. Matt went way out of his way to make sure everything in my order was exactly as it ought to be. The customer service alone is enough to keep me coming back, but the price and selection really hammer it home.

Michael W. – Silverton,

The team at have bending dialed in. They were able to expertly guide me to the correct range of steel to help me toward achieving my goals. They also provide top notch, professional customer service. If you are a beginner, a seasoned bender, or anywhere in between, I highly recommend them.

Jeff W. – Stayton, OR

I love the steel products you guys have. Especially since there are so many options…so if you are between sizes (from other companies) you can work your way up instead of making big jumps. Have had quite a few people also use your steel and they agree it’s nice working your way up instead of making big jumps. Thank you for having a great product and great service.

Melody S. – Pasadena, CA

Great prices, love having “between nails” options to help bridge the gap. Unparalleled customer service. This is my new supplier of short steel. Thanks, Matt!

Matt S. – Omaha, NE

I am very happy with the products! I am new to this and the beginner package you offer is a great way to cut the guess work and save money in the long run! Thank you for the great experience!

Yar K. – Doha, Qatar

Buying from this website gives you not only first-class customer service, but also a personalized experience. Matt is like your go-to friend and mentor when it comes to all things short steel bending. He responds to all questions promptly and with a wealth of knowledge. He is a man of his word. I see good things coming his way. Based on my experience, I recommend doing business with this website . A+ service.

David R. – Saint Louis, MO

The Short Steel Bending Company has been a pleasure to work with. Getting into the bending and grip community seemed a bit intimidating. Not knowing where to start, I took a recommendation from a friend and ordered TSSBCI’s beginner set. I was hooked immediately. Bending provides a great workout and will take you out of the comfort zone of what you think you can do! I can’t say enough about the level of service and the personal attention The Short Steel Bending Company gives to their customers. I would easily recommend them to anyone that is looking to enter the world of steel bending!

John K. – Dublin, Ireland

I’ve just received my second order from Matt at Very fast delivery to Ireland. Excellent steel in all the poundages you need. Looking forward to getting more steel!