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  • Started 5 months ago by dethmutt
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  1. dethmutt

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    Ive always been a Zippo guy.. the *Thlunk* adds to the smoking experience.... But I was Gifted a Kiribi Kabuto from the comic contest, and this thing is just incredible!.. It fits you hand perfectly.. the wing is ready for you to flip it open and then the "grinder" is right there. it fits perfectly. I cant say enough about this lighter....

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    Nice. I've kind of stuck with Zippos because every other lighter I've ever had - whether for cigars or pipes has crapped out on me. That said, I've heard good things about the Kirbi.

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    You should check it out. My poor Zippos are getting lonely.

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    I was using a Zippo Pipe model but got tired of filling it up. I would only smoke a bowl a day but after about 2 weeks and little use the fuel had evaporated. So lately I have been leaning more towards matched and a Bic. A nice butane lighter I think is in the future somewhere.

    How long is the fluid lasting in other folks Zippo’s?

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    My zips needed a refill every week.. I do miss this Thuwunk.. but I this lighter is just to good.

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    I have a Pipemaster by Corona and a few other nice lighters.....I keep reaching for my Zippos and my Bic.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    You should check out The Kiribi Kabuto Ash!

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    I have to refill the Zippo every time I want to use it to light my pipe. I don't smoke every day, unfortunately, and the fuel evaporates quickly, maybe a couple of days or so, then refill. Meh. I use my Kiribi Mikazuki, which works great, though lately it has gotten a bit sparky.

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    I keep my Zippo in a little 2 inch zip lock bag when not in use. It retards evaporation a bit, but does not eliminate it. A bit of a squirt to refill every week or so is no bother to me. I have a killer Jim Beam Zippo that is really cool and I love my solid brass one, too.

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    Dunno why Zippos are so leaky, but when I kept mine on my desk I could smell the fuel emanating/evaporating from it. I tried the rubber band trick and that seemed to help, but the black Zippo looked so darn tacky with the broad band on it that I just gave up. I put it away for when I manage to use it on a daily basis.

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    I've got a Old Boy that leaks fuel after one drop, so no more pricey lighters here. Trench lighters, Bics, a Nimrod, and Zippos work for me.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Here is some lighter eye candy for you guys:

    lighter thread

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    Love my Kiribis!

    All my Zippos are in the drawer. All both of them.

    Gone to butane, and not looking back. I've got LAD bad, man, it's like a habit. Started out simply enough- it was a BIC some old guy on the street corner gave me and said he had more of that. For a while, I was on a 3 BIC a month binge, and then I saw my first Old Boy. Bought a cheap one. This started another phase of my addiction. Now, I have several old boys, a nice torch, some Kabutos, and now four fake DuPont lighters from a Chinese firm, but for $25 you can't find a better ripoff-er, tribute.

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    I use a Zippo only when I have to (when I'm outside and it's windy}. Otherwise I use matches; I seem to have better control.

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    The high temp on Wednesday is going to be 7 below zero where I live. Filling up the Zippo because it's the only one that will work at that temp(SHIT!) ...

    "the weez"...
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    I waffle back and forth with lighting my baccy. I use matches, zippos, Benlow Golmet Motorist (Zippo on steroids), Bic, Pipemaster or pretty much anything with a flame (except torches).

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    As The Weez sayz its too cold for butane here this time of year, the Zippo rules after matches. My wife bought me a Colibri Pacific which is butane and has a retracting tamper/pick combo. It is electric spark and won’t survive long.

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    I use a Zippo and it needs a refill every other day. Even then it has gone dead on me sometimes, so these days I refill every morning. Just a little squirt. If it overflows, that excess gasoline will irritate the skin on my thigh.

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    Unfortunately Kiribi Kabutos are pretty much nowhere seen here in the Eu but I find Peterson lighters are good alternatives to it,perhaps these two brands are even manufactured on the very same plant.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    zippo most of the time. but been loving bic lately, even in wind. bic seems to give more gentle and even light.

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    Ashdigger..I have a Pipemaster by Corona and a few other nice lighters.....I keep reaching for my Zippos and my Bic.

    +10

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    I used a Bic, but you can light a Zippo on a moving motorcycle.

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    If it overflows, that excess gasoline will irritate the skin on my thigh.
    Wait till you really over fill and have it burn your balls! Not my idea of a good time...

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    I have my Geissele made zippo with the jet flame insert for my cigars. I have a pipe zippo but its flimsy compared to the G one and evaporates like crazy. I do like thembut find myself going for the bic or hemp wick for relights

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    I desperately want a Kiribi, but always end up buying pipes or tobacco instead, because Bics and matches work well enough. One of these days I will treat myself to one.

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