I wanted a cheap but effective lighter and decided to buy the most common and generally accepted as best brand. This lighter is matte black in a very good strong finish lacquer. The writing is slightly embossed and the text has held many months in my pocket. The lighter itself has that reassuring zippo click and a good strong flame. Just remember to order fuel with it as I forgot then had to pop out and get some.
Excellent lighter, I've had it for eight months now and it still looks like new, despite sharing a pocket with many keys and coins etc. As it is a zippo lighter it comes with a lifetime guarantee!
I managed to find a pack of six bottles of fuel on amazon for £7.56 including delivery. These seem to be the best deal I can find on fuel and I also bought a pack of 24 containers of six flints for £11.05 but these have now gone up in price to £13.88 which is still a good deal.
These will last me 2 or 3 years I imagine...
Overall I am really pleased with this lighter. I have since been bought three other zippo lighters and am now starting a collection.
Very impressed with this product, in true amazon style it arrived a day earlier than promised.
Nicely packaged, comes in it's own zippo box. I can confirm for anyone wondering like I was that it is a genuine Zippo Product, comes in the zippo box, it is engraved at the bottom in bronze/gold and the lighter is engraved also. If that weren't proof enough, it gives the world famous 'click' in true Zippo style.
Very nice christmas gift for myself :) Would 100% reccommend.
P.s, It is worth buying the care-kit with the flints, a wick and importantly fluid as the Zippo does not come filled with petrol for obvious saftey reasons during delivery.