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Old 7th June 2012, 23:52   #16
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Not a smoker, so do not have too much info but have heard a lot 'bout them... Whats the big deal in a Zippo ?
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Old 8th June 2012, 00:51   #17
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Nice thread ruchirtnt.

Zippos are a collector's item even for non-smokers. Classic finish and timeless quality and design. Just a word of caution though. The market is flooded with fakes. So just make doubly sure that it is an original. After all, 2k for a lighter is lot. And buy a maintenance kit along with it if you plan to use it regularly.
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Whats the big deal in a Zippo ?
It's an old American icon brand much like a Harley. It uses a traditional style and doesn't operate with gas but fuel and a wicker. The ignition is not electronic either. It's the same old design that's going on for generations. You can light up even in strong wind on the beach.
Lot of non-smokers also carry it in America for those moments where you need some naked fire for some reason.
I am ever grateful to Zippo because I kicked the 28-year old habit within two months of getting one May be not connected but I am grateful really.
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Oooh lovely thread. Zippos are one of the most versatile lighters ive seen till date. I had a normal one with the razor blade design. Dont know if it real or fake. But it did work for 2 months and after which the fuel finished and while shifting to my native place lost it to the airport security along with my swiss knife. Not a smoker, but zippos are classy. I had to carry one in my denims and whenever friends picked a cigarette i had this nifty trick of lighting it. Like hitting the closed zippo on the thigh and lifting it up again while rubbing against the thigh leading to the flame.

Since we have started a zippo thread, does anyone have any tricks of lighting a Zippo? Thats the only trick i know of and i can do it with my forearm also but not as efficiently. My best friend has a trick in which he can snap the fingers and zippo lights. Not yet learnt it though.

Share your zippo stories and tricks too. If moderator can add "Zippo tricks" to the title.

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I have story, about a frayed pair of denims ,and a stuck wheel on my zippo,doing what you have described .
I guess you can see where that went.
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This is the one i am looking fwd to order
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^^ Going by the looks of it I guess it will sandpaper its way out of your jeans by the end of the day.

Also if you run out of fuel you can light a match on that body.
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I have story, about a frayed pair of denims ,and a stuck wheel on my zippo,doing what you have described .
I guess you can see where that went.
Haha Maybe you kinda overdid it. Or you were on fire that day. I can only imagine your plight.

Has anyone tried fire tricks with hand sanitisers and zippos?

P.s how to spot a fake zippo?

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P.s how to spot a fake zippo?

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I found this

eBay Guides - Fake Zippo Lighters and Hints on Spotting Them
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Thanks for that wonderful guide. Do shops like Reliance digital store fake zippos or are they all reliable? Ive wanted an AC/DC Zippo for a long long time and now the passion is aroused. Next shopping spree getting myself a new zippo.

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Please allow me to show three Zippos that I presently have.
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The yellow one is made of brass. It has a small sign of an armour engraved in the bottom, indicating that the metal in it is slightly thicker than the other conventional Zippos. I have also lost two Zippo lighters earlier. Out of them one was stolen and I left one by mistake in a taxi.
I also have a catalogue of Zippo lighters and accessories, which I could not upload because the pdf file stood at slightly over 13mb. Please PM me if anyone of you ever need one. But it is two year old and is very much possible that new lighters have come up in the market, which is not shown in it.
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Ive wanted a Zippo for a long long time and now the passion is aroused. Next shopping spree getting myself a new zippo.

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Haha, exact sentiments from my side!! Suddenly this thread has sparked my desire to own one. No more plastic 15 buck lighters
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Ive wanted an AC/DC Zippo for a long long time and now the passion is aroused. Next shopping spree getting myself a new zippo.

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Haha, exact sentiments from my side!! Suddenly this thread has sparked my desire to own one. No more plastic 15 buck lighters
That is really nice. this thread has rejuvenated souls again

one input should i buy a zippo from ebay, will it be a original one? or any other online way followed
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That is really nice. this thread has rejuvenated souls again

one input should i buy a zippo from ebay, will it be a original one? or any other online way followed
Na i guess you shouldnt trust ebay regarding zippos. Why not buy it from the local stores. No waiting period and you get the original.

@superutp yep time to start collecting. Even though im a non smoker. But watching Mad Men makes me want to own a zippo again.

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got my first Zippo (B02 matte black) in the late 90s; had to save for couple of months to get one as spending 2k on a lighter was unheard of!

last year i got my self my second one (H10), again a matte black.
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when i had got the first one, one of my friends taught me a few cool moves to open and light up
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I have a regular Zippo Spectrum. Bought it in 2007 from Dubai.
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