Here is my Zippo. My wife bought this at a high end antique store in NYC. Despite there being a million fake Vietnam era Zippos, this one is supposed to be genuine. I noticed they now have butane inserts for these, which I think I will try out. Don’t want to light anything with the lighter fluid mechanics of this one.This is a great section! I have to dig up my Zippo and will post. Historically, I never used my Zippo as I only used butane torches for cigars, never the stinky Zippo drenched in lighter fluid. I see there are now butane inserts for these. Is that what you guys use for pipes? Now that I’m smoking a pipe, I’d love to use my Zippo, but again, couldn’t imagine using one of the old lighter fluid kind to light a pipe. Please enlighten this newbie.
Do you have to send the case as well? I have a few that I have collected over the years and all but a couple have the regular insert. BUT I do not want to lose them... but it would be cool to get pipe inserts for them as that is what I use for pipe smoking.
Flints too. Don’t mail with flintI called them and they said they typically tell you not to send in the insert because people send them full of fuel. If you do send in the insert they usually trash them and just give you a new one, but as long as you send it sans fuel and write a note saying you want your old insert back, they will comply.