While I only smoke the occasional cigarillo, I always keep a lighter around. And, boy, have I been sporting crummy Bic’s for way too long. The cordial peeps at the Tobacco Barn recently sent me a Zippo – does it cure me of my Promethean blues?
Hell yeah, sure does. For one, goodbye the dinky flames I am used to with disposal lighters – this Zippo’s flame need be measured in the inches. For two, the wick came full and bushy, so I don’t expect I’ll have to replace it any time soon. And, as is the case with all Zippo’s, it definitely sends a message to fellow smokers that you take the time to fill your lighter, rather than just pick up bag after bag of the plastic, pre-filled type at 7-11.
Need I sing praises as to its appearance? Fine, I’ll spell it out for you: this Zippo looks stellar. The smooth, matte black is perfect for matching any number of darker wallets or belts and the gold-colored plate at the bottom is a nice additional touch as well. And screw diamond-encrusted, ostentatious lighters: this piece as more personality than all of them.
In conclusion, I love this lighter more than any other I’ve bought, stolen, or borrowed. It’s sleek and fits perfectly into the key pockets on each of my jeans, unlike bics or overly-ornate ones. I highly recommend that you get your hands on a black Zippo ASAP.