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Draagha

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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:11 am

Me and my fiance have two of the Zippo pipe lighters. If you have a regular zippo and a drill you can do the same thing. We paid 27 shipped on amazon for 2 of the pipe lighters. I also picked up 3 packs of flints and 3 packs of wicks for less than 5 bucks there too. Throw in some ronsonol fuel or whatever brand takes your fancy and you're good to go! cheers 

Here's a link to the zippo and the flint/wick package.
[Zippo]
http://www.amazon.com/Zippo-Pipe-Black-Matte-Lighter/dp/B000VREDTQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375416585&sr=8-1&keywords=pipe+lighter

[Wick/Flint]
http://www.amazon.com/Value-Zippo-lighter-Flints-Sealed/dp/B0042YSS54/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_img_z
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:41 am

Honestly have tried more than I should have.

Wooden matches when inside and I want to look more impressive around others...lol

Wifey bought my a xikar(sp?) butane lighter with the attached tools and angled head. Perfect solution that lasted 6 months before the piezeo sparker quit working. Bics burn the edge of briars in the wind so I stick to a zippo pipe.

I stayed away from these for years as I would NEVER touch a Cohiba with a zippo. However, if I let it burn for a few seconds before using on my pipe...I never get any flavour transfer. Works outside, works inside, and has a soft flame to not damage my briar.

Only downside is on REALLY deep bowls near the bottem. Then the butane flame is best...

Best,
cheapsk8
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:59 pm

cheapsk8 wrote:
Wifey bought my a xikar(sp?) butane lighter with the attached tools and angled head. Perfect solution that lasted 6 months before the piezeo sparker quit working.

Xikar has a lifetime guarantee. Send it in and they will replace it. They have a website you can get the address from.

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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:42 pm

Briarbabe wrote:
>>Ta-dah!!!!<<

Why that's plenty good enough to earn you a Pipe Smoker's merit badge! (Plus you'll like it way better than book matches.)

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cheapsk8



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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:17 pm

JKenP wrote:
cheapsk8 wrote:
Wifey bought my a xikar(sp?) butane lighter with the attached tools and angled head. Perfect solution that lasted 6 months before the piezeo sparker quit working.

Xikar has a lifetime guarantee.  Send it in and they will replace it.  They have a website you can get the address from.


Will try that! Thanks for the tip!!!!!
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Kapnismologist

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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Strike anywhere matches (Diamond brand in my locale), antique sterling silver vesta case (eBay). No fuss, no muss. Simple and eminently satisfying.

(This topic has been discussed at length here over the years - search the forums for lots more info. and pics.).
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:17 am

I have a Colibri Connaught II I purchased around 4 years ago, and it is still going strong. It has no lifetime warranty, so I will probably go with a Xikar brand when the time comes for a replacement. I have had great customer service from Xikar in replacing my cigar lighters very quickly. They have never repaired them, but instead sent me out a brand new replacement lighter, so their lifetime warranty is hard to beat.
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:20 am

Oh come on. A hundy or so for a Stirling case to strike kitchen matches? The only satisfaction is at the antique dealers. Hell, return to flint and steel for real gratification.

Her homemade case exudes class. A silly vesta case exudes elitism. God knows there is enough of that around pipes already.
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:47 pm

For more information, see recent thread here re: matches:

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t21950-woohoo-score

This has been an on-and-off topic of conversation here for many years (or at least since I joined the board in late 2008).
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:53 pm

Actually, never knew pipe discussion boards existed til I googled, (if there was a google then), re pipe lighters and the difficulty in getting them to work for very long. It led me to Knox, the predecessor of this board. Have had a # of lighters in the past and they all gave up the ghost in too short of a time. Wooden matches are far cheaper and more reliable. Earl
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whitepony1986



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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:50 am

i use a zippo pipe lighter works every time without fail
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:11 pm

I would say that you need to experiment with which words for you but, I love my two zippo lighters. Some pipers speak of a lighter fluid taste, but I have never detected such. It may be well worth getting even just a standard Zippo, although my pipe insert is nice. That said, used a standard insert for several months and it works like a champ. You can stand in the wind and the thing will burn. One thing I've done is pull the wick out a but for a fantastically large flame. This has improved the lighter's ability to burn in strong wind.

From my point of view, you cannot go wrong with this $20 investment.
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:59 pm

Zippos are great but anything mechanical can fail, so I always have matches on me as well. I prefer a match for the initial light(s), and the zippo's great for relights, especially with the pipe insert.
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PostSubject: Re: Matches or a pipe lighter   Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:52 am

I used to be a sworn match man for years until Edinburgh winds finally forced me to consider other options. After long and arduous deliberation, I finally settled for a pipe insert Zippo and have never looked back since. Yes, you might get a whiff of the fuel every once in a while if you rush things (i.e not waiting for a couple of seconds before putting the flame to the bowl). But the exact same things happens with matches and, as far as I am concerned, sulfur smells twice as bad. I am using Zippo's own fuel that pledges to be "new and improved" formula. True enough, when coming to Vietnam for work, the Zippo fuel you get here has much worse smell than those back home so I think there is some truth to those claims.

As for value and construction, my little Zippo seems built like a tank. And for a fraction of the price for good butane pipe lighters, you get a lifetime warranty that many people swear by. As for fiddling with flints and fuels, well, isn't that part of the fun that got us o pipe smoking in the first place? Smile

I still use matches occasionally, especially when breaking in new pipes. But to my palate, some tobaccos actually light better with a Zippo flame than matches, presumably due to difference in temperatures (cooler blue flame versus yellow one).

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