Anybody want to try a Zippo Pipe Lighter?

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houtenziel
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:29 pm

I was digging through the "box of pipe randomness", and I found this basically new Zippo. I bought this a while back, but old habits die hard and I eventually decided I am happy with good ol' matches. I thought about hacking the top of the insert off and turning it into a match safe, but I just couldn't bring myself to do that to a brand new Zippo.
So anyone who'd like to give it a go, let me know and it's yours. I will even pay shipping :)

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Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:50 pm

I will take it.
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:55 pm

very cool
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:06 pm

mrpipster wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:50 pm
I will take it.
PM me your address and I will get it out to ya!
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:18 pm

I like mine. I hope @mrpipster is as happy with it as I have been.
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:55 pm

houtenziel wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:29 pm
I was digging through the "box of pipe randomness", and I found this basically new Zippo. I bought this a while back, but old habits die hard and I eventually decided I am happy with good ol' matches. I thought about hacking the top of the insert off and turning it into a match safe, but I just couldn't bring myself to do that to a brand new Zippo.
So anyone who'd like to give it a go, let me know and it's yours. I will even pay shipping :)

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Zippos are too reliable and don't need enough maintenance to keep them working well. That's not how I roll. I like an over-engineered fancy-schmantz special fuel lighter that requires careful calibration to get the thing to light. Plus the Zippo is wind-proof----I hate that. I hate a lighter that stays lit in any weather conditions.

Someone else can take advantage of your "generosity." Me? I'll take a Porsche Design PD3 Silver Pearl Circular Flame Lighter. It's a real steal at a sale price of $161.50! I like a lighter with a lot of bells and whistles that works for about a week before I get fed up with it. Zippo? Schmippo!

In all seriousness, you just offered a good deed and a good deal all in one gesture. Nice work, Houtzie. You're going to make someone very happy. Cheers!

What are the specs on that Porsche PD3 Silver Pearl again? Let our spokesmodel tell you:



Psssst: ;) The Zippo is better.
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:14 pm

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What are the specs on that Porsche PD3 Silver Pearl again? Let our spokesmodel tell you:



Psssst: ;) The Zippo is better.
Maybe I am weird, but I prefer a soft flame for toasting/lighting a cigar and usually use a Djeep or Bic. I can sort of appreciate the engineering behind crazy lighters like that though. If I am gonna buy a weird lighter, I would probably buy a Beattie Jet.
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