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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Zippo's!

Over at The Troopers Gal, she comments first on a great weekend and some new Zippo gear. I had to get one. I like it and it looks like this:




















The cylinder in the middle has its instructions next to it. Spare lighter fluid, place for a spare flint, key ring, hook, and small screwdriver. It is very functional and handy. Who would not want some lighter fluid and a flint handy? Even if you don't have something like this:













Yeah, I collect them. They are wonderful tools and can be used for many things. I remember seeing them proudly displayed in cases such as this:

















 They STILL have a lifetime guarantee and I can say if you send one back, you will not be disappointed, much like Case knives. 


If anyone has one laying around, here is the short identification chart:



















Old meets new again!

14 comments:

  1. I think anyone who's ever been in the military has fond memories of Zippos, too.

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    1. Rev. Paul, I agree, they are very useful tools!

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  2. I'm not a smoker, but I like Zippo lighters and usually carry one in the watch pocket of my jeans. I favor the Zippo Armor lighters, which are made of slightly thicker stock than the standard lighters. They also make a firestarting kit that is housed in a lighter body, includes flint and tinder.

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    1. Bob, Thanks for the firestarter info!

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  3. Oh 'good'... I've gotta fight YOU for the good ones??? :-) I've been collecting Zippos since the 70s!

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    1. NFO, Really?!?!? Is that why I can't get the good ones? LOL!

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  4. I've never smoked but I've often had to fight off the temptation to collect the lighters.

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    1. PH, if you need to start a fire, they are invaluable!

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  5. Man, that brings back memories...

    Like, the burning sensation in my upper right quadricep every time I'd put a freshly (over)filled Zippo in my pocket...

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    1. JayG, Yep! been there, done that! Probably will again too.

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  6. I've got a Zippo somewhere around here. They really are pretty cool!

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    1. Brooke, they most certainly are cool!

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  7. Thankee! So glad I could turn you on to something new! You seem to be in the know on nearly everything....

    Now, I don't suppose you know how to make ammunition for the Vetterli, eh? It's a pretty hammer if nothing else...

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    1. LauraB, I have no knowledge on the Vetterli, but I know someone that does! Send me an email and I will hook you up!

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