Age : 49
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22
|Subject: My Zippos Mon May 18, 2020 5:50 pm|| |
My go-to pipeweed ignition system is a Zippo. I have carried one since I was a teen. If I see one at a yard sale, tag sale, or auction, I'll pick it up if it's not too expensive.
So in the last bombing run, I send the victim a brushed antique silver Zippo. I thought it was the best-looking lighter I've seen in a long time. Ever since then I have been wanting a new one. So a couple of weeks ago I bought a couple of them.
The Patriots lighter is my everyday lighter. I've had it since 2002. Of course, I had to buy a pipe light and swap the inserts out to use as a pipe lighter. The PBR lighter is new, and I will have to swap out inserts as well to use it as a pipe lighter. Notice the donor lighter next to it. For some dumb reason, I bought 2 of the PBR lighters. I just didn't show Both of them
Age : 64
Location : Austin, KY
Registration date : 2018-03-23
|Subject: Re: My Zippos Mon May 18, 2020 6:01 pm|| |
I'm a Zippo guy too. I only have about three though. They all have pipe inserts which I find to be some of the best pipe lighters I've ever used. None of my pipes are charred on the top lip.
Age : 63
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10
|Subject: Re: My Zippos Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:41 am|| |
I'll have to do a lineup. Try to remember later today. My favorite is a real, nearly all copper, issue from Marlboro. Does not say Marlboro. But it was some offering they did. I think it's the only real copper model they did. Others are copper coated.
"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24
|Subject: Re: My Zippos Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 am|| |
My daily carry lighter is a brass Zippo with a butane pipe lighter insert. It used to be engraved with my initials and OTSLS (The Old Tweed Sporting and Literary Society, a very loosely organized (?) bunch of golfing/fishing/shooting/drinking/smoking buddies and other ne're-do-wells) but the engraving wore off long ago. I got tired of the lighter going dry every few days so I went to butane, but I find those inserts don't last all that long; anyone else have that problem? I use good fuel it seems that over time they just don't hold up. My problem seems to be that eventually they don't take or hold a full charge; maybe it's just me. Also, the price to send them back under the "no proof warranty" is almost as much as a new insert