Zippo lighters. A well respected brand.
We have a range of zippo lighters engraved with designs from wolves to butterflies and pheasant birds to cats.
These cigarette lighters area very robust making these lighter zippos a wonderful gift for many different occasions.
Zippo lighters are the creme de la creme of the lighter world. Each windproof lighter is identified by it's own proper manufacturing code and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Beware, as there are many fakes on the market.
Below are some of the finishes Zippo lighters come in.
Black Ice Models A high tech PVD process bonds a luminous micro thin, scratch resistant coating to a classic chrome plated lighter in Black Ice, giving a black, mirror-like finish.
All Matte finish models A durable powder paint matte coated finish available in a rainbow of colours.
High polished chrome models The Zippo high polish chrome windproof pocket lighter, in common with all Zippo lighter cases, is made out of solid brass. The brass case is plated with chrome and then highly polished to give a pure and mirror like finish.
Brushed chrome models Considered by many Zippo purists to be the 'classic Zippo' the brushed model continues to be a best selling Zippo lighter all over the world. The solid brass case is chrome plated and then buffed and brushed to give a sophisticated and understated brushed chrome finish.
Spectrum Models Zippo's spectrum finish shimmers with rainbow highlights. The kaleidoscope of colours varies slightly on every lighter, making each one unique
Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 when George G. Blaisdell decided to create a lighter that would look good and be easy to use. Blaisdell obtained the rights for an Austrian windproof lighter with a removable top, and re-designed it to his own requirements. He made the case rectangular and attached the lid to the bottom with a welded hinge, and surrounded the wick with a wind hood. Fascinated by another recent invention, the zipper, Blaisdell called his new lighter "Zippo", and backed it with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Zippo has produced over 325 million windproof lighters since its founding in 1932. Except for improvements in the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, Blaisdell's original design remains virtually unchanged today.
Zippo windproof lighters enjoy a widespread and enviable reputation as valuable collectables. The company produces the Zippo Lighter Collectors' Guide containing illustrations of the lighters and descriptions of the series, as well as an explanation of the date code found on the bottom of every Zippo lighter. Clubs for lighter collectors have been organised in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, United States and now the UK.