One of my favorite classes of accessories in the world is the lighter. Useful, comes in various forms, and ever in demand at parties, he who holds a lighter holds the power of PROMETHEUS. Seriously though, having a lighter on your person is always a good idea – but that doesn’t mean you should settle for some $2 jobbie. Recently, a colleague of mine gifted me with a vintage Colibri lighter and I immediately wanted to engage in acts of combustion.
Unfortunately, I had to exercise some patience since I couldn’t find butane at any of my local marts; Zippo fluid just isn’t enriched enough. But once I found a bottle and got the lighter filled, which was easy enough thanks to its intuitive design, I was very pleased. This Colibri, despite being decades old, literally fires up without a hitch. I take this durability to speak to the quality of the brand as a whole; nice job, guys. In terms of what it takes to get her going, the ignition procedure is only a matter of sparking the flint with the wheel – no button need be pushed! – and the flame’s height can be adjusted quickly with a value on the bottom (see pic below). And as you can very well tell, the material is sleek, metallic, and thoroughly resistant to scratching.
One last thing: this Colibri is smaller than a Bic and only weighs slightly more. There’s no excuse not to carry it on me at all times. So, where’s yours?
BTW: Thanks, Tom!