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Good lighter, good price,
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This review is from: Zippo Cigarette Lighter (Sports)
A decent little lighter, I lost my old zippo and the 2 days I was without it were pure hell.
I've checked for any signs that it's a forgery, just in case, and I can confirm that I'm pretty sure it's a GENUINE zippo lighter. Just in case you were wondering how to check for a forged Zippo I'll post a few simple points:
1. Dull flat click. When you open and shut your Zippo it should have a nice echoey ping.
2. Brass pins. A genuine Zippo will not have brass pins through the thumbwheel and the lock connecting the insert to the case.
3. Obviously the price, this is pretty much the RRP for a cheap ZIppo. Fakes will be cheaper.
You can also check when your Zippo was made by looking on the bottom of the case. The letter on the left will indicate the month (A is Jan, B is Feb etc.) And then the year is on the right. Mine is June 08, bit old for a new item but I guess it doesn't really make a difference.
The month and date will also be on the insert (don't worry if the date on the insert doesn't match the date on the bottom, they are often made at different times).
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Initial post: 17 Dec 2011 23:01:03 GMT
well mine was bought from zippo themselves (using thier official site) and mine came with what i believe is copper pins, and E10 on bottom, so you can have different pins and numbers on bottom, mine is genuine as i sent it back to zippo because i dropped it 100ft and the case hinges broke, they repaired it and sent it back, i have the genuine guarentee too, and ive got a friend who used to work for zippo. but weight is the biggest give away with fakes, zippos weight more then fakes
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2012 12:06:34 GMT
P. Kelly says:
Yeah, mine would be Sep 2015(or 1915) by that reckoning and I got mine as a freebie from Marlboro. I can't see them dishing out fakes.....even if they are free
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