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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:36 pm

I am in the market for a decent soft flame pipe lighter.

Does anyone own a Kiribi? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts on them. How well they are designed and built, etc...
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:51 pm

Can't speak to the quality of Kiribi, but I love my Colibri Pacific. I would recommend it to anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:48 pm

I hear good things about the Kiribi.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:05 pm

IMCO for a soft flame. Inexpensive too.


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:50 pm

Brewdude wrote:
IMCO for a soft flame. Inexpensive too.


Cheers,

RR

BD,

Is there a particular IMCO lighter model you'd recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:34 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
IMCO for a soft flame. Inexpensive too.


Cheers,

RR

BD,

Is there a particular IMCO lighter model you'd recommend?


It's the one with a pipe on the side. Don't know the name or model. I always thought there was just one IMCO but could be wrong.

Just now tried to find one at the usual e-tailers but none seem to be in stock right now. Seems to me I saw them not so long ago on smokingpipes site, and think they were priced well under $20.


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RR
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:56 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I am in the market for a decent soft flame pipe lighter.

Does anyone own a Kiribi? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts on them. How well they are designed and built, etc...

Hi DandB,
I got a Kiribi for Christmas and am very pleased with it.
It lights every time, and has a ginormous gas tank. I filled it on Christmas and it is still lighting.
It has a nice heft to it and is really classy looking.

OW
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:11 pm

OldWrinkly wrote:


Hi DandB,
I got a Kiribi for Christmas and am very pleased with it.
It lights every time, and has a ginormous gas tank. I filled it on Christmas and it is still lighting.
It has a nice heft to it and is really classy looking.

OW

Great to know! Thanks OW..
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:45 pm

OW, by the way, may I ask which model Kiribi you have?

Thanks..
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:01 pm

Imco were cheap and reliable - a rare combination - but they stopped producing lighters some time ago.

I think I read that some of their designs has been purchased by a Chinese company and that they were producing a redesigned Imco but how reliable that would be I don't know.

Just found the link - GQ Tobacco - that gives you the full background.

i hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:22 pm

I have one of these IMCOs, a great lighter IMHO:


You can get them here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281359715816?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&var=580391358752&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:53 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
OW, by the way, may I ask which model Kiribi you have?

Thanks..

I got the Mikazuki with the large size tank from smokingpipes.com for 80 bucks. Well worth it!

OW
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:14 pm

Alan, thanks for the link.

OW, thanks for the info..

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:55 pm

I received a kabuto shirt for the holidays. Loving it. Build quality seems top shelf, great weight, all around very nice. I highly recommend.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:15 pm

I bought one this past summer and could not be happier about it. The construction is great, the tank is huge, and the flame is relatively wind resistant.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:54 pm

Thanks for the info.

I do like the price point, it's a happy medium.

I have used Bics, Zippo's and strike anywhere matches but I have always wanted a well built pipe specific butane lighter. I am pretty much sold the Kiribi Mikazuki.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:19 pm

You might want to check on the warranty, and where you can send it for repairs as at some point it will need fixing. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:00 pm

SPUD 15 wrote:
You might want to check on the warranty, and where you can send it for repairs as at some point it will need fixing.    MIKE

Good Point.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:55 pm

A Kiribi Kabuto arrived this morning.

I am thoroughly pleased with the design, fit and finish.

As with a host of cigar lighters I've had, I'd say the #1 thing to do for long life is clean fuel.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:21 pm

DireWolf wrote:
A Kiribi Kabuto arrived this morning.

I am thoroughly pleased with the design, fit and finish.

As with a host of cigar lighters I've had, I'd say the #1 thing to do for long life is clean fuel.  

Hey Direwolf,

I have had my Kiribi for a couple months now and am very pleased with it.

Old Wrinkly
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:58 pm

My wife bought me an old boy for a Christmas present. I'm too sentimental to take it out of my man cave lest I lose it, so I bought a Kiribi. It's a great lighter and I second what has been said. Quality workmanship ad big fuel tank. You'll be very happy with one!
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:22 pm

My soft flame lighters are made by Diamond Match Company. Anything more permanent than that scares me. As well as I do managing pipes and tobaccos, which requires a fair effort, I will misplace a lighter on the first use. One of my many faults.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:14 pm

Update.

Had some issues - the hinge screw backed out, and I buggered it a bit getting it back in. Between the incredibly small screw size, and the relatively high pressure the underlying spring is that pushes on it - the screw got a little chewed. The other day, the flint spring shot out and went into a dash vent and is gone.

E-mailed Smoking pipes (who appear to be owned by the holding company that is also the distributor of Kiribi in the US) - no problem. Mail it back and they will take care of it.

I hope/assume that means under the warranty.

If it goes smoothly, I'll be very happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Bummer about your Kiribi issues. Hopefully Smokingpipes comes through for you on the repair and doesn't charge you for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Kiribi lighters?   Thu May 07, 2015 9:20 am

I hadn't realized there was a reply here. The forum software randomly marks threads read, and they don't come up as "new posts".

Thought about it with the spat of PDC threads, and realized I could update.

Sent it in to Laudisi Dist. Group with my email chain describing the problem, they replaced the parts, sent it back. They didn't contact me at all.
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