For the record, I use a Bic 99.5% of the time. After a few times of going to a cigar bar, pulling out my pipe and all of the accouterments, starting the ritual of packing, etc... with all these guys starting to perk up and pay attention... then I take out a Zippo or a nice Kiribi, and all the eyes all light up... then I strike it, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk... a flint out, or the wheel is dirty, or it's out of fluid... and, the whole room that was hanging on my every move busts into laughter. I always carry a Bic. They've never left me flaccid in front of the boys. And, if so, anyone would understand when a Bic doesn't fire up, but when a specialized piece of beauty doesn't it becomes hilarious, ha ha.