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College Football and Pipe Smoking

October 24, 2013

Pipe Smoking and college football

Crisp Autumn weather,
college football on the tube (or IPAD) and yes…a bowl of smooth
pipe tobacco; can it get much better than this? As I sit here
watching SEC Football, my two good dogs are sitting with me on the
porch and I’m enjoying one if my favorite non-aro’s; Oxford Flake.
Oxford Flake is has a very similar texture and flavor to Peterson’s
University Flake.

Whether you’re a Big 10, Big 12, PAC 12, ACC or the Almighty SEC fan, lighting your briar while cheering for your favorite college football team is a perfect way to pass a lazy
Saturday or even Thursday evening.

Here’s are some of the supplies
you need:
1. A good football game to watch (or two to flip back and
forth)
2. A relaxing beverage
3. Your favorite pipe
4. A tobacco
that is smooth and slow burning.
5. One of your reliable pipe lighters
6. Three hours with nothing else to do. 7. A good friend to enjoy the
game with you.

What a great way to relax.

Cheers!

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Xikar Pipe Lighters

August 1, 2013

Xikar Pipe Lighters

If you are looking for the American spirit to be found in pipe lighters not only within the USA but abroad as well, then you want a company that not only makes their own lighters but designs them and started that business right on the soil. Those pipe lighters would be Xikar lighters and they are increasingly more popular when it comes to style and functionality for a good pipe lighter.

With over 30 different designs and styles including:

  • Axia
  • Element
  • Stingray
  • Ellipse
  • Enigma
  • Scribe

And those are just a few of the names and styles you will find with Xikar lighters. So what would you like to see and not see in your pipe lighters? Besides a lighter that does the job of lighting your pipe without destroying it you want something that is practical and stylish. The Xikar lighters haven’t been around that long, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The prices ranges depending on the model and style go from the low $30 range and as high as $200, with the majority around the $50 range. Now that’s a plus, you can get a good pipe lighter without having to sacrifice money to do so.

Cheers!

Pipe Lighters

16 July, 2013 05:28

July 16, 2013

An Introduction to Pipes for Beginner Pipe Smokers

One of enjoyable aspects of pipe smoking is shopping for a pipe. It is advisable for a new pipe smoker to start off with a “wall pipe” or “basket pipe” which are sold at your local pipe shop or tobacconist. They are generally a well made pipe that is not of a name brand. They usually range in the $30-$50. However, you may decide, as I did, to branch out and collect one or more name brand handmade pipes to add to your collection. Below I have outlined four well known quality pipe manufacturers with a couple of their pipe models along with a short description of those models’ features as a start to your shopping experience.

Savinelli:

Savinelli is an Italian pipe producer that is known for its high quality models that are fashionable as well as long lasting. In the $75-$100 medium price range, they have pipe models such as:

– Forma predefinita series, which can come in multiple different shapes and grains (examples: Aurelia, Alligator, Big Nine, Bing, Black Set, Café, Candy, Clear, etc.)

– Forma liberia, a more free-form and artisan designed pipe (Examples: Artisan, Autograph, Briar, Code, VIP, etc.)

Butz Choquin

Butz Choquin (BC) is french manufacturer that is well known for its wide selection of pipes, and has been a staple for smokers for many years. Their mid range pipe selections include:

– Mirage, a classic briar model that features a smooth acrylic finish

– Compagnon, a larger pipe that is molded in the classic French style

Peterson

Peterson is an Irish manufacturer that is showing some increased popularity in the American markets. They have been making finely crafted pipes since 1865, and have been a household name in Ireland for well over a century. Their mid range products include:

– Aran, a fairly standard model with different forms include a fishtail and p-lip design-

-Dalkey, features the bestselling “999” shape that made Peterson famous

Stanwell

Stanwell is an American manufacturer that has also established a well respected name for itself. Their mid range pipe designs include:

– Royal Guard, an interesting design that features an over-sized bowl

– Golden Danish, a Chonowitsch-designed pipe with a unique bend to its mouthpiece

Once you have selected a pipe model or two, a beginner will want to try their hand at different loose leaf tobacco types and pipe lighters. For almost any smoker, there will be a pipe & pipe lighter that fits their style and price range.

Pipe Lighter Expert

 

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Imports vs Domestic

June 18, 2013

IM Corona Old Boy Pewter 1251 Import Pipe Lighters vs. Domestic/European Pipe Lighters

IM Corona Old Boy Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes $150 (made in Japan)

OR

Jifeng 103 Import Pipe Lighters vs. Domestic/European Pipe Lighters

Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes $44.95 (made in China)

You have probably noticed that there is a huge difference in the prices of different pipe lighters. The “royalty” among pipe lighters; IM Corona, Dunhill, DuPont and Sillems to name a few, enjoy such price tags as $150 to over $1,000!!! Such is understandable, to a point, when they are gold plated or feature some other precious metal. But the question that remains is how can a lighter cost twice as much when the mechanics and materials are much the same as other pipe lighters with the same features, such as Yibao, Jifeng, Vertigo, Colibri, Cohiba and Xikar?

Dunhill Rollagas Alligator Pattern Pipe LIghter 150x150 Import Pipe Lighters vs. Domestic/European Pipe LightersSome say it is because the more expensive pipe lighters are domestically manufactured, or manufactured in Europe, while the mid to low cost lighters are “imports”. But is that really true? I learned just the other day that Savinelli’s IM Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter was actually manufactured in Japan! I’m not implying that Japanese lighters are not of good quality. But I am asking are they worth 4-5 times more than other import lighters?

Many brands of pipe lighters today are manufactured in China. While some will turn up their nose at the thought of owning a Chinese made product; thinking of lesser quality, I am old enough to remember when the same was said of “Made in Japan”.

Yibao Butane Pipe Lighter Striped Chrome 150x150 Import Pipe Lighters vs. Domestic/European Pipe Lighters

Striped Chrome Pipe Lighter $65.95 (made in China)

OR

Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter Chrome with LInes 150x150 Import Pipe Lighters vs. Domestic/European Pipe Lighters

IM Corona Striped Chrome Pipe Lighter $136 (made in Japan)

So, here’s the deal. Below I have listed those “royalty” pipe lighter companies mentioned above, along with the country in which their lighters are made. Then you can decide whether or not it is worth mortgaging the house to buy one. As well, I will list the mid to low cost pipe lighter brands showing the country they are manufactured in.

At the end if the day, if you want to spend $150+ for a good quality pipe lighter, so be it. But at least you will be informed as to what you are getting.

High Priced Pipe Lighters

Savinellis’s IM Corona-Italian Company and manufactured in Japan (according to IM Corona’s Amazon listing)
Dunhill-British Company and manufactured in England.
DuPont-French Company with lighters made in France and China. Minijet and Maxijet series are made in China. Other lighters are made in France.
Sillems-German Company and lighters are made in Japan.

Low to Mid Priced Pipe Lighters

Wenzhou Yibao Hardware-Chinese manufacturer that is ISO 9001 and SA8000 certified. Manufactures lighters for Cohiba (43,000 in 2012) and under the brand names of Jifeng and Yibao.
Vertigo-Made by Lotus (also makes Nibo) Manufactured in China
Colibri-Made in China
Xikar-Made in China
IMCO-Austrian Company and per their website they are Austrian made since 1907.

My point throughout this post is the vast majority of lighters are made in China and Japan. My question is what is really the difference between the $79.99 Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes; that looks and works just like the $150.00 Savinelli’s IM Corona Old Boy? The same would be true with the Lotus Vertigo Briar and the Xikar Pipeline.

At the end of the day if someone is determined to lay down $200+ for what they believe to be a European Lighter (that is really manufactured in China or Japan) they will do it. But, for all of those who want a comparable quality pipe lighter for 1/5th the price, that is manufactured in China or Japan, they can do so knowing that many of these mid priced lighters are manufactured in the same countries and in similar factories as the high priced lighters.

To purchase one of these fine, mid-priced lighters you can learn more about them by clicking one of the links below.
Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes $79.99 (compare to IM Corona’s Old Boy Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes $150)

Leather Wrapped Pipe Lighter $59.95
Pipe Lighter Silver Finish with Chrome Lines $69.95 (compare with IM Corona Old Boy Chromium Lines $136)

Cheers!

www.pipelighters.net

What Kind Of Man Are You

June 14, 2013

What Kind Of Man Are You?

Posted on June 14, 2013

Cowboy What Kind Of Man Are You?What Kind Of Man Are YouThere are certain possessions that; often unbeknownst to the individual, distinguish the qualities of a man. Among these are his shoes, his pocket knife and yes….his lighter. Because they are so seemingly insignificant they often escape the man’s own notice of how closely they can reveal his motivations & values. Is he stingy and fearful; unwilling to invest in something of value that will last for many years? Or, is he flashy and showy; buying only the most recognized brand names, at high prices, in order to “catch the eye” of others. Is he masculine; preferring simple designs. Or, is he more stylish & elegant in nature? Flashy Tom Selec What Kind Of Man Are You?There are few items more personal and descriptive of a man than his lighter. In the last few generations a lighter often lasted a man several decades; if not his entire life, and was left as a keepsake to his son. His lighter represented him as a thoughtful, quality minded man who spent his money wisely yet spent enough to buy something of value. Even though a man’s lighter is small; maybe 2″ tall and less than 3-4 ounces, it is a representation of a man’s personal identity.

Taking a closer look at lighters; you can see that some lighters are plastic and cost very little; but they don’t last, in other words they are cheap. While other lighters cost over $150 and bear the brand name in hopes to make everyone else green with envy. Then there are those lighters that have the features of the high prices lighters (i.e all metal casing, double horizontal strike wheel, flint ignition, built in tamp & pick, protected fuel valve, silicon seals, etc.), which the cheap ones don’t have, but cost half the price of the Brand Name lighters. They can be simple in design, yet suggest a sense of style from earlier era. Some of these great value lighters even come with lifetime replacement warranties!

So, what kind of man are you? Below are some suggestions of good quality, reasonably priced lighters that you and your sons can enjoy.

Cheers!

PipeLighters

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– See more at: http://www.pipelighters.net/zippo-pipe-lighters/what-kind-of-man-are-you#sthash.hkMcbXSf.dpuf

Do you like it in Leather?

June 12, 2013

This solidly built Extended Arm Pipe Lighter is a great addition to your collection, or, to use everyday.

Solid Metal Casing & Parts this inexpensive lighter features all of the attributes of pipe lighters that cost much more.

This attractive all metal lighter features the signature “Extended Arm” flame cap, horizontal flint strike wheel and protected fuel intake valve and flame adjustment wheel.

  • This lighter is protected with a 100% “No Questions” Life Time Guarantee!!
  • Leather Wrapped Butane Cigar/Pipe Lighter
  • Size: 53mm x 24mm x 15mm
  • Weight 2 ounces
  • All Metal Casing with leather wrapped Accent

– See more at: http://www.pipelighters.net/products-page/product-category/im-corona-pipe-lighter/extended-arm-leather-wrapped-pipe-lighter

Extended Arm Pipe Lighter

June 7, 2013

Featured Pipe Lighters

FEATURED PIPE LIGHTERS

Jiffeng 103 Pipe Lighter 148x148 Featured Pipe Lighters
Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Charts

Jiffeng 103 Pipe Lighter Featured Pipe LightersReplica of IM Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter with Pipe Charts This beautiful replica of the Savinelli IM Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter with Pipe Shapes engraved in the Pewter Finish is sure to become your favorite pipe lighter. Featuring “turn of the century” antique styling with the flint wheel ignition; the most reliable form of flame ignition, this 90 degree side angled soft flame makes lighting your pipe a joy. Don’t miss this limited offer. The original Corona Old Boy sells at $125-$160!!!

Horizontal Strike Wheel 90 degree side angled soft flame Generous Fuel Supply/Refillable Built in Pipe Tamp & Pick Lift Arm Flame Snuffer Recessed Fuel Intake Valve to eliminate leakage Easy Access Flame Adjustment Wheel Replica of Savinelli IM Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter-Pewter Finish with Pipe Images Lifetime guarantee!!!www.pipelighters.net

Can You Tell The Difference the Old Boy and My Lighter?

June 3, 2013

Can you tell the difference between the Corona Old Boy and my Pipe Lighter?

Below are seemingly identical pipe lighters. One is the IM Corona Old Boy Pewter with Pipe Shapes and the other is my new lighter; Premium Butane Pipe Lighter Pewter with Pipe Shapes. The Old Boy costs around $160 (MSRP) and comes with a 2 year replacement warranty if it cannot be repaired (repairs average around $56) and my new Pipe Lighter cost $79.95 and comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty. See if you can tell the difference.

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<span style=”color: #000000;”><span style=”color: #000000;”>If you think this is the better lighter, you can click <a title=”Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Charts” href=”http://www.pipelighters.net/products-page/product-category/im-corona-pipe-lighter/pipe-lighter-pewter-finish-with-pipe-charts” target=”_blank”>HERE</a> for more information on buying it.<a href=”http://www.pipelighters.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IM-Corona-for-comparions.jpg“>
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If you can’t tell the difference and you want more information on my Amazing Pipe Lighter with a LIfetime Replacement Warranty just click <a title=”Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Charts” href=”http://www.pipelighters.net/products-page/product-category/im-corona-pipe-lighter/pipe-lighter-pewter-finish-with-pipe-charts” target=”_blank”>HERE</a>

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How much should you spend on a good pipe lighter?

May 31, 2013

As the title suggests I’m asking the question, “How much should you pay for a good Pipe Lighter?” Since lighters range in cost from a $1 Bic to around a $1,000 for a pimped out DuPont, how much is enough to get a good, reliable pipe lighter that will last you for years to come?
IPhone 10 28 12 145 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?At the lower end of the spectrum you can buy an IMCO G77R for around $12-$15. It has a 45 degree angled flame, flint & wheel ignition with a flame adjustment wheel. But it is made out of plastic and feels rather flimsey.
On the other hand you go with the Zippo which should run you somewhere between $15-$25; with the pipe insert. Zippo Pipe Lighter 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter? It also, has flint & wheel ignition and is almost indestructible with its metal casing. But with it’s liquid lighter fluid the taste transfer of the fluid to the tobacco leaves something to be desired.


Next you go opt for the Vertigo Briar which costs in the neighborhood of $25-$35.
vertigo briar Pipe Ligher 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter? It is also made of metal and is fashioned after the IM Corona Old Boy. I must say an attractive lighter. It feels rather hefty and sound, but they tend to get somewhat “loose” around the extended arm and the strike wheel causing some issues after a few months.

Xikar Pipe Line Silver Black 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?Or, you could step up to the Xikar Pipe Line; another Old Boy look alike, which weighs in at around $50-$60. It comes with the horizontal strike wheel, flint ignition, 90 degree side angled soft flame and built in tamp. Not a bad lighter.

And if you want to have the coolest pipe lighter on the block you can empty your piggy bank and splurge for the IM Corona Old Boy ($100-$250); truly a nice lighter. Corona Old Boy Pipe Lighter Chrome with LInes 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter? Again, it has flint ignition, horizontal double strike wheel, built in tamp, 90 degree side angled soft flame, but again costs over $100 and only has a 2 year warranty. Most repairs (and all lighters need them at some time) will cost you around $50 or so. So, is it worth the money?

So, how much should you pay? $15? $30? $50? or over $100?

What if I told you that you could have all the features of the $160 lighter; flint ignition, 90 degree side angled soft flame, built in tamp, horizontal double strike wheel, solid metal materials and construction AND a LIFETIME WARRANTY? and no one would know the difference between your amazing lighter and the $160 IM Corona? You’d have the best of both worlds; the coolest lighter on the block and the satisfaction of knowing you paid HALF price for it? That’s right HALF PRICE of the IM Corona Pewter or Gold with Pipe Shapes (MSRP at $160) WITH A LIFETIME REPLACEMENT WARRANTY!

So if you’d thought about buying the Old Boy you should think about buying this BAD BOY. Here, take a look.

Pipe Shapes Gold Finish 148x148 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?

Pipe Lighter Gold Finish with Pipe Shapes

Pipe Shapes Gold Finish 150x150 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?

Pipe Lighter with Pipe Charts This beautiful Pipe Lighter with Pipe Shapes engraved in the Gold Finish is sure to become your favorite pipe lighter. Featuring “turn of the century” antique styling with the flint wheel ignition; the most reliable form of flame ignition, this 90 degree side angled soft flame makes lighting your pipe a joy. Don’t miss this limited offer. Other similar brands sell between $125-$160!!!

  • Horizontal Double Strike Wheel
  • 90 degree side angled soft flame
  • Generous Fuel Supply/Refillable
  • Built in Pipe Tamp & Pick
  • Extended Arm Flame Snuffer
  • Recessed Fuel Intake Valve to eliminate leakage
  • Easy Access Flame Adjustment Wheel
  • LIFE TIME GUARANTEE!!!

Jiffeng 103 Pipe Lighter 148x148 How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?

Pipe Lighter Pewter Finish with Pipe Charts

Jiffeng 103 Pipe Lighter How Much Should You Pay For A Good Pipe Lighter?Pipe Lighter with Pipe Charts This beautiful Pipe Lighter with Pipe Shapes engraved in the Pewter Finish is sure to become your favorite pipe lighter. Featuring “turn of the century” antique styling with the flint wheel ignition; the most reliable form of flame ignition, this 90 degree side angled soft flame makes lighting your pipe a joy. Don’t miss this limited offer. Other similar brands sell between $125-$160!!!

  • Horizontal Double Strike Wheel
  • 90 degree side angled soft flame
  • Generous Fuel Supply/Refillable
  • Built in Pipe Tamp & Pick
  • Extended Arm Flame Snuffer
  • Recessed Fuel Intake Valve to eliminate leakage
  • Easy Access Flame Adjustment Wheel
  • LIFE TIME GUARANTEE!!!

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Best Pipe Lighter Period!!!!

May 27, 2013

A few months ago I bought a Chinese made lighter for my collection. To my utter surprise I was shocked at what I received! Instead of a flimsy, plastic, poorly made piece of crap I received a high quality, precision crafted pipe lighter that immediately became my everyday go to lighter.
This lighter is the epitome of what a pipe lighter should be. It has all the bells and whistles; flint ignition, horizontal strike wheel, side angled soft flame, engraved pipe charts displaying 25 if the most recognized pipe shapes, built in tamp and pick, extra large butane fuel tank, easy access flame adjustment a LIFE TIME WARRANTY and at HALF THE PRICE of the Japanese made Corona (which only has a two year replacement warranty)!!!
It was then that I decided that the only thing better than owning a high priced Corona Old Boy was getting a better lighter with a better warranty at HALF THE PRICE!
I was so impressed with this lighter that I contacted the distributor and ordered 30 of them which sold out in only two weeks.

This your chance to own this amazing lighter. Just click the link below for more information.

http://www.pipelighters.net