Discussion in 'Pipe Accessories' started by akohtz, Nov 7, 2010.
I only have the one.
I would stay away from butane ( personal opinion but they suck a$$) fuel all they way bro with such a nice zippo stay true !! XD
So I said I'd take some photo's of my Zippo's for you all.... So if you are Interested the first link is just standard issues and the second link is rarer ones I've collected.
I hope the links work as this has taken me all day to do. My artistic friend came over to help. We made a light box and all.
ohh my... dude amazing collection
Mine has Hard Rock Maui engraved on it. I put a pipe lighter insert in it and is a trusty companion. Due to the fuel issue being a pain I uses it at home only usually. My best friend got it for me when him and his second wife went to Maui to be married. He still has the wife and I still have the lighter. A good trip for me...LOL
Got a couple, but this one was given to me by a good friend many many moons ago, and I can't seem to leave it behind when ever I go out lol. At one time it had a brass finish, but thru the years and constant useage it seems to have worn thin. Only use Zippo or Ronsonol fluid and never get that "petrol"smell or taste.
I picked up a nice Zippo at an antique store for $10.
When I got it home a friend told me that they are marked as to when they were made.
So I checked the date.... Holy Cow!!! it was made in 1968 just like I was.
What are the odds of picking up a Zippo made the year you were born?
Afore my days, but.. well, I'm a Pitt boy and would go back there in a heartbeat (even if I'd remain a Yankees, Reds, Rangers and... STEELERS fan). Smoked plenty of cigarettes outside the Cathedral, and with my philosophy professor who back then smoked a very special virginia handrolled blend... I forget the name, but it's long gone now. Who knows--might've been his zippo!
Very Nice !!
I saw this one, and almost bought it. I think its one of the best zippo cases for a pipe smoker I have ever seen.
Heh... once upon a time, a boyfriend got me that zippo (or something very close to it) as a present. Wish I still had it.
On a general zippo note: The problem with zippos, I find, is that if you're not a cigarette smoker and using them all the damn time, they dry out very quickly. I went for mine tonight and found it dead. Is there anything to be done for this, or is it just the nature of the beast?
Mine was a trade actually. I lived with a buddy of mine, who helped me through some pretty deep ****, who also collected Zippos. I was coming out of a show when I saw a US Marines Zippo on the ground. Well, my roomie was a Marine, and collected Zippos, so this was kind of a no brainer. So back home. Showed him the light, tell it's his, and he goes back into his room. Comes out with your standard polished zippo and hands me that. One of his war buddies gave him that one in Iraq Episode I. And that's my zippo.
Wow! That is quite the collection! Given that, I guess you are the guy to ask the following: are the brass zippos real brass, or brass plated something-or-other? I bought one just over ten years ago, and the finish off that wore down in just a couple of months. Perhaps I inadvertently a cheap rip-off instead of the real McCoy?
Hey SalopSt, 90% of them are solid brass infact if you get them in the right light it should have "Solid Brass" etxhed into the front facing side of the lid. If not it may be a particular edition that isnt. If it is brass and its old you should see evidence of oxidisation inside tge lid or base (slightly green tint). Post a pic of the hinge and bass and i should be able to confirm.
I have no idea which country I left it in, so pics are a no go. I was just asking to get an expert's opinion before I drop the $$ equivalent of what would amount for me a couple dozen Bic lighters [recoils from wrath of the cognoscenti].... lighters that I have always found reliable and long lasting.
I am definitely in the market for a Zippo after reading the praise for them from this thread, however.
Mine is one presented to me when I left the 42AMMS (42nd airborne missile maintainance squadron) Loring AFB in Maine. It is a polished chrome with my initials on the top and Loring AFB on one side and 42 AMMS and Nov 69-Dec 71 on the other. My youngest daughter "borrowed" it once and some skank swapped out the insides for something out a Zippo copy unknown to her. She replaced the innards and later on I bought a Zippo pipe model and swapped the innards agin. I just used it to light my Peterson Mark Twain.
And a year and a half later it's still my everyday lighter ...
I ordered a customized Zippo a couple of weeks ago. It came in a few days ago, and I have to say, it is the coolest looking lighter I've ever seen. I may be a little biased, though.. seeing as how my wife in her pirate wench dress adorns it.
It came in a cool little box
It has my initials
no picture, as my zippos are at home and I'm not. I have 3 that I currently use. Recently purchased a Jack Daniel's zippo which I plan to put a pipe insert into, I have one with an American Flag ribbon on it (purchased in 2003 in Kuwait and dragged through the invasion and subsequent year in Iraq), and one that have all sorts of scratches marks and an Anarchy sign scratched into it (this is my favorite and was purchased in 1997 during my first AIT).
I've got 2 like this and 1 is a plain polished brass one. I bought the two USMC ones ~ '95 and the plain brass one to get a pipe insert.