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  • Sturdy, Well made zippo-style lighter

    posted by tdotidle on 05/18/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    The case and design feel like they're high quality and very sturdy. Same level of detail and materials I'd expect from a genuine zippo.

    Like all the star lighters I've encountered, the only real visible difference from a real zippo is the name on the bottom and the direction of the grain on the strike wheel.

    The lid even opens to the same angle as a genuine zippo I compared it to.

    Cons:

    None, I actually like this lighter quite a bit.

    OtherThoughts:

    The "star since 1988" part makes no sense to most people, but they generally assume it's a reference to something they don't know about, just as they generally assume it's a real zippo. Only one person has ever asked what that actually meant.

    It's susceptible to scratches if it takes a certain amount of force or there's a really sharp edge, but they really just add character to it.

    Bottomline:

    This is one of my new favorite lighters, and that's out of a large and growing collection (mostly because of DX, of course.)

    It's a bit pricier than the cheapest zippo-style lighter on DX, but it's cheaper than many of them, and it's well worth the price.

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