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  1. mrmachado

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    Post your favorite, if you wish to do so.

    Here's mine:

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  2. carolinachurchwarden

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    My favorite lighter is my new red Kiribi Mikazuki:

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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  3. diamondback

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    @Carolinachurchwarden: I’ve got the same lighter in black matte. I adore it. Hands down the best lighter I’ve ever owned. To think of all the cheap lighters I’ve been through...

    “Well, I can’t cure death. This is bad, Morty. You’re trapped in a dead man. Listen, if the situation keeps darkening, do yourself a favor and pop by Pirates of the Pancreas. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s great, Morty. It’s a bunch of *belches* pirates running around a *belches* pancreas. We don’t whitewash it, either, Morty. I mean, the pirates are really rapey.” - Rick & Morty
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  4. npod

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    I love them all. Even matches.

    Neal
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    But I will say that the scribe lighters (on the left) are my go-to. Very easy on the pipe rims.

    I am now using matches about 70% of the time. So much easier to control and direct the flame.

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  6. aro222

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    +1 on the scribe
    Fantastic lighter never lets me down and a wonderful soft flame

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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  7. diamondback

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    Uh oh... Npod, you’re going to give me a case of LAD.

    Nice lighters!

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  9. diamondback

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    Embers that is so cool! Where did you get it? I must have one!

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  10. chasingembers

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    Which one?

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  11. smudgersmissingleg

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    Here's my Sillems old boy.

    Chris

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  12. mtwaller

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    Damn npod that’s quite the collection of lighters! My favorite is my silver Kiribi Kabuto Mizo. Very classy and simple Art Deco styling, works like a champ, and the fuel reserve lasts quite a long time. To be fair, it’s my only pipe lighter. But I figured I might as well buy a good one that I’ll use for years and years. Those pipe Zippos are pretty cool, though. Can’t go wrong with a classic Zippo!

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
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  13. ashdigger

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    My favorite travel lighters

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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  14. diamondback

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    Which one?

    Oh, sorry! The second one that looks like a large bolt. Way cool!

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  15. carolinachurchwarden

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    Oh, sorry! The second one that looks like a large bolt. Way cool!

    That there is called a Nimrod. Not sure how hard they are to find this day and age. Imagine ebay will have a host of them. Patented in the late 40's, they reached their peak in the 60's. I've always liked the look of them, just haven't been able to trust that they'll hold their fuel.

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  16. mrmachado

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    Amazing stuff reading about those old lighters, I didn't know they had those butane systems available back in the 40's.

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    Amazing stuff reading about those old lighters, I didn't know they had those butane systems available back in the 40's.

    Some were, some weren't. A lighter couldn't use butane if it didn't have a pressurized chamber to contain the gas. Butane is a gas at room temperature and would need a pressurized chamber to turn it into a liquid, therefore it could not have been used in any lighters that required the liquid to be soaked into the packing that holds the fuel, like a Zippo.

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  18. diamondback

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    That there is called a Nimrod. Not sure how hard they are to find this day and age. Imagine ebay will have a host of them. Patented in the late 40's, they reached their peak in the 60's. I've always liked the look of them, just haven't been able to trust that they'll hold their fuel.

    Ah! Thank you sir!

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  19. mrmachado

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    Some were, some weren't. A lighter couldn't use butane if it didn't have a pressurized chamber to contain the gas. Butane is a gas at room temperature and would need a pressurized chamber to turn it into a liquid, therefore it could not have been used in any lighters that required the liquid to be soaked into the packing that holds the fuel, like a Zippo.

    Yes... But the fact that you just confirmed the existence of the pressurized chambers so far back (available to everyone) amazes me. I really thought those lighters were spread to public in the 80's, 90's or so.

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  20. cranseiron

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    My dad's lighter from his tour in Viet Nam

    Jim Beam Zippo

    Cigar Indian Zippo

    C&D Zippo

    Beater Zippo

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  21. chasingembers

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    That there is called a Nimrod. Not sure how hard they are to find this day and age

    Got mine NOS from eBay a few years back for $25. The other is a Bowers Trench Lighter from the '30s, also purchased NOS from eBay.

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  22. jpmcwjr

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    Cranse- What a fine collection. I was looking for when butane was first used, so far, before 1950, but no definitive date.

    And in so looking I came across this, interesting, but of little value. She evokes Christina Hendricks, but overdid the silicone.

    https://lucaslighters.com/image/cache/data/products/large/76017-700x700.jpg

    Couldn't get the image to embed.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  23. chasingembers

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    And in so looking I came across this, interesting, but of little value. She evokes Christina Hendricks, but overdid the silicone.

    Here you go.

    [b]

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  24. jpmcwjr

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    Good work, Duane. How did you do it?

    Well, it shows in Chrome, but not Safari.

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  25. chasingembers

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    Had to save and upload. Looks like it has a hotlink blocker.

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  26. workman

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    Mine isn't very pretty so I'll just call itt Zippo

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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  27. cranseiron

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    Well John, if those are silicone the doc did a fine job! Thank you for the compliment.

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  28. pepesdad1

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    Here are some of my favorite of lighters...first one is an old Dunhill gold butane.
    The second pair is a really old favorite of mine 2 Beattie jet lighters and yes they still work just fine.


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  29. recluse

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    This IM Corona Old Boy is my current favorite aesthetically.

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  30. jpmcwjr

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    A favorite, in part because it was cheap for the build quality. ($20) Aka "FauxPont".

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  31. recluse

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    Here you go.


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  32. pianopuffer

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    I LOVE my Kiribi lighter, but basically pointless in the wind. I use it mainly for indoor smoking time. The other 99% of the time I use my Zippo with the butane insert.

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  33. odobenus

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    The other 99% of the time I use my Zippo with the butane insert.

    ^What he said.

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  34. tulsagentleman

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    My old brass Zippo with a Thunderbird butane insert. I love it for lighting my pipe. I just wish it held more butane so I didn't have to refill it so often. It is the perfect pipe lighter and it makes that satisfying Zippo "click" when I close it.

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  35. jpmcwjr

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    One of my favorites.

    I can light with butane in fairly strong breezes. Maybe up to 10-12 knots or so.

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  36. paulie66scandinavian

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    great looking lighters, I only have Peterson and brass Zippo, but that knock off St Dupont will definitely go to my shopping list.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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  37. sparrowhawk

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    After struggling with butanes for a couple of months, I gave it up to go back to the ever reliable old Zippo. I got this one to celebrate the occasion:

    There is no beauty without some strangeness in proportion.
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  38. rfernand

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    Dunhill Unique (pipe flame)

    Dunhill will return.
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  39. jpmcwjr

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    Nice! Are those all Dunnies behind the lighter?

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  40. rfernand

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    Two of them, the others are James Upshall. The humidor is also by Dunhill.

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