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Old 05-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hi all, first time poster here with some questions.

So I have a friend who'se used a Colibri Firebird Quorum for awhile but the other day he told me it finally bit the dust. For those of you whom are unaware about that style of lighter, the one he uses lights via a little button on the side (like how those Colibri Enterprise triple flame torches work) that you push inwards with your thumb. Due to having limited muscle range and ability and dexterity on one side because of a birth defect, my friend is unable to push down on the ignition button of most lighters with his right thumb if he's a lighter in his right hand while he's holding a cigar with his left (and perfectly fine) left hand. Yet somehow he's been able to push the side button on his Colibri Firebird Quorum with his right hand with no trouble. Practice I guess.

Anywho, do any other more reputable torch companies (i.e. Xikar) make torches that are light via buttons on the side that you would push inwards with your thumb? I was thinking of surprising him with a new (and better quality) lighter if I could find one for him that lights that in that manner so he can use it.

I do know about the Xikar Executive single jet flame lighter, but have read quite a few reviews that state it's quite unreliable. Is that true?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated guys.

P.S. To give you a clearer example of what I mean, this is the lighter that he's been using. You light it by pressing your thumb in where those 3 little lines are on the side at the top.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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The Xikar Executive has been very good to my wife. She loves it. Mosey on over to the New Inmates section and introduce yourself.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Tiger makes some inexpensive, fairly reliable thumb actuated designs. Search Amazon for them.
4-15 bucks as I recall, treat them like Ronson Jetlites, if they tank, toss it and grab the next.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: Random Question About Lighters

Forgot to mention I'm in Ontario, Canada.

Due to my locaton, Amazon.com might be a bit of a problem. Are there any Canadian site alternatives?

And I thought sending a torch lighter from the US to Canada through the mail was a no-no anyway?
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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I love my Xikar lighters, and if there is ever a problem you can send it back and they will fix/replace it for you.

I bought a Colibri lighter, and it worked 1 time and that was it. So, I try to send it back to them, but they went out of business without telling anyone. Now, they are back in business, but I say screw them. I am never buying Colibri again the rest of my life.
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I have a Xikar that is almost identical to that. It even has a sleeve. It works great, but I have to be real careful refilling it. It's very easy to click it while refilling, and it caused me to eat a giant fireball once. It wasn't pretty.
This is the one I have.
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I have to agree with the Xikar. If it stops working, they fix it or give you another one.
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I love my Xikar lighters, and if there is ever a problem you can send it back and they will fix/replace it for you.

I bought a Colibri lighter, and it worked 1 time and that was it. So, I try to send it back to them, but they went out of business without telling anyone. Now, they are back in business, but I say screw them. I am never buying Colibri again the rest of my life.
Didn't they do a deal where their workers showed up to work and the doors were locked and a sign was on the door that posted a date the following week when they could retrieve their personal effects?
Imagine if someone's medicine was at work?
I'm with you, brother. Colibri can suck it.
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I should mention, I bet Xikar would ship to Canada. I just linked Lighters Direct because that's where I found a pic of my lighter. I wouldn't buy there, I don't know if they're trustworthy or not. Sorry for being lazy!!!
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Yeah I do know about the Xikar Executive single jet flame lighter, but have read quite a few reviews that state it's quite unreliable. Is that true?

Do Xikar make any other or better lighters that you activate on the side with your thumb?
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Executive pic:

Versa:

XTX single:


I have used the big brother table lighters of the last two styles at B&Ms with good results.
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Didn't they do a deal where their workers showed up to work and the doors were locked and a sign was on the door that posted a date the following week when they could retrieve their personal effects?
Imagine if someone's medicine was at work?
I'm with you, brother. Colibri can suck it.
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I have a Xikar that is almost identical to that. It even has a sleeve. It works great, but I have to be real careful refilling it. It's very easy to click it while refilling, and it caused me to eat a giant fireball once. It wasn't pretty.
That made me laugh!


Here is a pricey one,Refillable Butane Torch Lighter: Tonino Lamborghini Il Toro :


Bugatti B1:
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Yeah I do know about the Xikar Executive single jet flame lighter, but have read quite a few reviews that state it's quite unreliable. Is that true?

Do Xikar make any other or better lighters that you activate on the side with your thumb?
I have had zero issue with that Xikar, it fires every time without fail.
They make lighters with all kinds of goofy triggers. Shop through their lighters page.
Someone already mentioned it, but you can return any Xikar anything, anywhere, or ship it back to them and they'll repair or replace it free, forever.
I fail to see how you can beat that.
A lot of lighters can get fussy about what kind of butane you put in them, or so it's said. Personally, I don't think it's the butane as much as how they get full of air and need purged from time to time.
I've found that if I use butane with a metal tip, I have nothing but problems. If I use butane with a plastic tip and purge the tip before I fill, I have zero problems.
It's a crazy mystery. Lighters have always been a pain in the ass for me.
I have the best luck with table-top models. I still haven't found my table-top lighters, they got packed away when I moved and they're still lost. When I find them, it'll solve all my problems.
Xikar has a side trigger table top, you might want to look at that?
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ST Dupont Xtend lighter is one button push lighter similar to your request.
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ST Dupont Xtend lighter is one button push lighter similar to your request.
As nice as those look, they cost $300+ Canadian. No way in hell I can afford that.

As a poor and only occasional smoker myself (due to being poor), for that kinda $ I could buy a really good box of smokes for myself I'm sure.
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I purchased the Bugatti B-1 and love it.

http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...BUGLIT2&cat=13
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As nice as those look, they cost $300+ Canadian. No way in hell I can afford that.

As a poor and only occasional smoker myself (due to being poor), for that kinda $ I could buy a really good box of smokes for myself I'm sure.
I don't like to assume someone's pocket is only so deep. I hear ya, that is a lot of money for a lighter. One tip, don't buy an Colibri or Prometheus lighters.
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FWIW: one Colibri & it s--t the bed. Now use Coleman Green Piston Wind Resistant Lighter. Works fine for about $18.00.
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Default Re: Random Question About Lighters

Here's a random question.

What makes a lighter not light, even though it has good spark, good fuel, and will produce a flame if you light it with another lighter?
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