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equetefue
07-09-2014, 08:37 AM
Guys, need your expertise.

I've been enjoying the pipe more and more, but i'm tired of trying to get it lit on those windy days with wood matches.

Could you guys recommend me a fine pipe lighter?

Thanks

jpb437
07-09-2014, 09:22 AM
I know two solutions I have tried and liked, but do not own. First the Colibri Connaught II. It's a little spendy at $50 but it felt solid. I have only used one on two occasions. Also a cheaper solution is a zippo butane insert from amazon. Sorry don't know which brand it was but I'll follow up when I get back to work. I have a coworker who uses this daily. I don't smoke pipe often but they were both great solutions when I couldn't get matches to work in windy Colorado Springs.

mhailey
07-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Old Boy (http://www.amazon.com/IM-Corona-Black-Chrome-Lighter/dp/B004MC1XT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404921105&sr=8-1&keywords=corona+old+boy+lighter)pipe lighter. Expensive, but a one time purchase.

Zanaspus
07-09-2014, 01:11 PM
A shameful admission;

I've owned at least one of each of the usual suspects. Upon becoming old, lazy and crotchety, I've settled on Bics, yes, bics.

jsnake
07-09-2014, 01:30 PM
XIKAR Resource lighter is what I use. Has all your pipe tools built in and I think has a great price. This is a soft flame and works great.

https://www.xikar.com/products/lighters/resource/

They also have a torch called Pipeline but I have never tried it. I like the soft flame or matches for my pipe. I have never tried any others.

CRIMPS
07-09-2014, 06:17 PM
+1 for the Xikar Resource. My wife bought it for me. Love it.

DMK
07-09-2014, 06:34 PM
I have the zippo pipe lighter and the XIKAR pipeline.
Love the pipeline!

fid
07-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Nimrod Commander or Nimrod Sportsman. Both long out of production but available on ebay. The Commander blow the Zippo out of the water.

emopunker2004
07-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Zippo with a vector butane pipe insert.

Nick
09-02-2014, 12:02 PM
Not sure if they are in production still but ive had a pipe majie for about four years and its excellent.

RevSmoke
09-02-2014, 12:52 PM
Old Boy (http://www.amazon.com/IM-Corona-Black-Chrome-Lighter/dp/B004MC1XT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404921105&sr=8-1&keywords=corona+old+boy+lighter)pipe lighter. Expensive, but a one time purchase.

I have owned mine for over 20 years and it works flawlessly. Excellent pipe equipment. Got one for my son a year ago and cannot tell the difference (other than mine has a few scratches on it. I did send it in once, but it was a while back and I do not remember why. They fixed and sent it back to me, I only paid my postage to them.

Peace of the Lord be with you.

TXSmokey
09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
I have a xikar pipeline, I've had it for 4 years and no problems. the resource and scribe both look to be good lighters too.

badbriar
09-26-2014, 03:56 PM
For a good, refillable little pipe lighter under $20, look at Smoking Pipes at the IMCO pipe lighter. Have two over a yes\ar old, going strong!

OnePyroTec
09-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Colibri Connaught II. It's a little spendy

I fully agree. I own a tortoise lacquer & polished gold finish for pipes, and a triple torch Colibri for my cigars. Your mileage may vary, they are worth every penny for me. :2

ApexAZ
09-26-2014, 10:58 PM
I ordered a zippo and a butane insert. The zippo has arrived, but I'm still waiting on the insert. I decided to try the regular zippo wick insert, since I've read some people use them. Terrible mistake. All I taste is lighter fluid. Yuck.

WaRevo
09-27-2014, 12:38 AM
I ordered a zippo and a butane insert. The zippo has arrived, but I'm still waiting on the insert. I decided to try the regular zippo wick insert, since I've read some people use them. Terrible mistake. All I taste is lighter fluid. Yuck.

Sorry to hear you didn't like your New Zippo as a Pipe lighter. I have 2 Zippo's and love them. One is a Pipe lighter with a hole made to let you use it side ways with a little pipe diagram on the case. The other one is just the old standard Zippo. I have used them both to light my pipes and I haven't ever had an issue with fluid taste. What type of fluid are you using? I only use Zippo in my pipe one and I have used both Zippo and Ronsonol fluid again haven't had any odd taste from them.

James

rr_coyote
10-16-2014, 05:54 PM
I use either a Zippo pipe lighter, or use it with a butane insert.
I never got a funky taste with the lighter fluid. I just never used it enough. I had to refill it almost every time I smoked.

ApexAZ
10-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Man, all I taste is zippo fluid. My butane insert came in DOA. I bought a couple of the IMCO G77r and have been happy with those. They get the job done.

The.Sheepdog
12-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Colibri Firebird, Black Ops tripple flame blackout, Ever tech triple flame, Xikar executive, Vertigo dual flame. so far!

badbriar
12-23-2014, 11:43 PM
Recently saw some really good buys on Cigar Bandits site. Dual flames for under $20

jjmitchem
12-24-2014, 08:27 AM
I've had a bunch of torch lighters for cigars and butane for pipes but I love my old zippo that was given to me years ago - the secret is the fluid

Only use the Zippo brand fluid in the black can. Let it burn for a couple of seconds and then light. No taste.

All of my other lighters are in drawers and my good torch lighters are in bug out bags :)

I have the Zippo pipe insert but since I smoke both I just use the standard insert

The.Sheepdog
12-24-2014, 08:33 AM
Just got a new Vector soft flame lighter. The wind puts it out! Back to the zippo!

The.Sheepdog
01-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Vector butane. Click it and you get hard flame for cigars. Release the bar and it goes to soft flame for pipes. close it to turn it all off. I like it so far. No hard flames for my pipes any more!

The.Sheepdog
01-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Xikar Pipeline new toy. Up to eight lighters so far. Only two soft flame tho. Hope this is an end of collecting lighters.

Subvet642
01-12-2015, 10:27 PM
I use paper matches. The mechanics are more natural to me than wood matches and with a smaller flame, I don't scorch the rim.

The.Sheepdog
01-13-2015, 07:39 AM
Im an engineer by mindset and education Darren. I like toys!

Subvet642
01-13-2015, 10:25 AM
Im an engineer by mindset and education Darren. I like toys!

Oh, I like toys, too. It's just that as one rotates a butane flame through an arc downward, even while pulling on the pipe, it would seem difficult at best to avoid burning the rim. I'm kinda anal retentive, myself. Fortunately, the wife is too. :tf

MarkinCA
01-13-2015, 11:14 AM
On days of no wind or a very gentle breeze on the patio, it is the big box of Diamond Kitchen Matches.

And for a little variance (sometimes used more than the DKM), I use a disposable BIC. Has a soft flame and you really can't ask for anything more...

The.Sheepdog
01-13-2015, 11:41 AM
Oh, I like toys, too. It's just that as one rotates a butane flame through an arc downward, even while pulling on the pipe, it would seem difficult at best to avoid burning the rim. I'm kinda anal retentive, myself. Fortunately, the wife is too. :tf

This is butane but is not a butane hard blue flame. It is a yellow soft flame! I can adjust the flame as small as I want and it does not burn the bowl.

Just like a bic I guess only cooler! Look up Xikar Pipeline and see. Purty!

Subvet642
01-13-2015, 08:01 PM
This is butane but is not a butane hard blue flame. It is a yellow soft flame! I can adjust the flame as small as I want and it does not burn the bowl.

Just like a bic I guess only cooler! Look up Xikar Pipeline and see. Purty!

Yes, they are, and I just may get one for GP; you see, I'm an evil cigarette smoker, too.

Langod
01-15-2015, 03:14 PM
I use one of 3

A Xikar single flame torch for windy-ish days, that I also use for cigars
A Beattie Jet Lighter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhbJYF0KcYQ) that I rescued form Ebay.
Or a Zippo Pipe Lighter that was part of a special purchase on another forum that has a bunch of miscreants like here. The Badger is tthier logo.
(BTW the trick to Zippos "taste" is to let it burn for a second or two before applying to the pipe.)
http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/wiki_asset.php?pid=8467&x=100

MarkinCA
01-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Nice looking Zippo Jim:tu

The.Sheepdog
01-15-2015, 03:19 PM
I just ordered the Im Old Boy pipe lighter. The Xikar is a supposed copy. What I notice is that the Xikar will not hold a lot of gas. (small tank?) It also likes to start off the flame at a bit high for me.

I never hear anything bad about the Old Boy. Xikar's seem to dislike me I think!

ApexAZ
01-15-2015, 03:41 PM
I've been using the IMCO G77R and they work great. Cheap, effective, refillable. Doesn't break the bank if it gets lost.