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Zippo Lighters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anti-Chav, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. Anti-Chav


    Joined: 21 May 2010

    Posts: 3,352

    I'm a just wondering if anyone else uses or collects the famous Zippo?

    I do, and I have an 'Ace of Spades' and a 'Soul Crusher Tattoo' Zippo, bith genuine.
  2. Bennie-Mac


    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

    Posts: 11,975

    Location: Bangor, Northern Ireland

    Two, quite a collection you have there ;)

    I use a matt black one, they look cooler than an orange Bic lighter and are windproof.
  3. -BA-


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,794

    Think I still have my matt black one knocking around somewhere. Also had the fake ivory one with the lighthouse carving on it.

    Gave up smoking nearly 9 years ago so they don't hold quite the same attraction for me these days.
  4. eyyaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,640

    Location: London

    Was gonna collect them but meh. These are what i got at the moment, nothing special.
  5. Guy


    Joined: 5 Mar 2007

    Posts: 749

    Location: Rochdale

    I have a matt black one, has a picture of an old man with a lantern on it. From Led Zep IV, came in a display card surround with physical graffiti cover on it. Never used it just in case it ever becomes valuable, probably never, but you never know.
  6. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,298

    Location: Glasgow

    I have three bronze ones, 25 years, 18 years, 12 years old.
    Used now and then.
    Also have an engraved Jack Daniels one that my ex gave to me - never been sparked.
    Finally I have a silver one which I've never used.
  7. dante6491


    Joined: 30 Jun 2006

    Posts: 6,048

    Location: London

    I have had a silver one with with an Angel imprint on the face plate. After a new one though as the lid is becoming wobbly and it has a dents and scratches.
  8. chrisxuk


    Joined: 24 Nov 2008

    Posts: 3,742

    Location: ctf_2Fort

    I had a matte black zippo, but a teacher at school confiscated it :(
  9. Guy


    Joined: 5 Mar 2007

    Posts: 749

    Location: Rochdale

    Send it back to Zippo, I think they will repair if for free. I'm sure I have the same issue and I got it back repaired and had new inside as well.
  10. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

  11. djohn


    Joined: 7 Oct 2005

    Posts: 619

    Location: Norwich UK

    Don't forget they have a lifetime guarantee, just take it into any shop that sells Zippo or send to the UK site and they will repair/replace free of charge. :)

  12. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,228

    Location: Brighton

    I had a bunch of them, Used them for a while but don't like the taste they create when lighting my smokes.
  13. The Running Man


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,683

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    i have 5 or 6 of them, a couple of harleys from the USA. a slim one with my name engraved from canada. some with soviet emblems on from russia.

    and they arent 'from' somewhere, i either literally purchased them whilst in that country, or my mate brought them back from russia for me as he lives in st petersberg.

    theres a specific poker one out there that i want but its like £40 where i can find it:/
  14. Frenzy


    Joined: 11 Sep 2009

    Posts: 5,277

    Location: Limbo

    http://www.zippo.com/products/zippo_blu_lighters.aspx?bhcp=1 this in the black but it was crap. It was really hard to light and once it did light it very rarely stayed lit. The slightest wind would blow it out too.

    I stopped smoking 3 weeks ago so I dont really use it anymore, although when I did smoke I preferred to just use a clipper
  15. Narziss


    Joined: 10 Oct 2009

    Posts: 691

    Never leave home without mine.
  16. xJcBx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,655

    Location: Bath

    I've got this one. It does the job and is better than a Bic. :)
  17. utajoker


    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,068

    Location: Wigan

    I found one in the back of a taxi, once.

    was a Jack Daniels one and had engraved on the back "don't lose this one, Xmas 07"

    my girlfriend also bought me on for my birthday one year engraved with uTa Joker on the front.
  18. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,228

    Location: Brighton

  19. unclelonghair


    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 908

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I have a Limited Edition copper Z-Series plus a couple of other generic ones.
  20. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,435

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I have a Jack Daniels one, never been used.