How Zippo Lighters Are Made

I recently bought my very first Zippo lighter and since then I'm hopped on the proverbial bandwagon. I'm now all about Zippo lighters and love how brilliant they are. I even tried them on cigars and found the idea that Zippo lighters can ruin cigars is complete nonsense. The fuel that Zippos use has absolutely no impact on cigars at all. Neither the flavour or aroma is affected, so I'm definitely a fan of these brilliant devices. 

One of the things I enjoy about Zippo lighters more so than any other lighter I own is that they have this tactile feel which I love. I've tried plenty of other lighters which have been great, but, they just don't feel as finger friendly. Thee'rs something quite therapeutic about flicking a Zippo lighter open and shut. 

Even refilling the lighter feels more significant than when refilling a butane lighter. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say that Zippo lighters are better, that's not at all what I'm saying. I'm just saying there's a feel factor that Zippos have which many other lighters lack. 

In the short video linked above, you'll be able to see how Zippo lighters are made. What's incredible to me is the sheer number of lighters being produced by the company. They've been doing it for a long time and it seems they have perfected the art.

Check out the full video and if you're interested, you can purchase one for yourself using this link here


1 comment

  • Hi there. My problem with Zippo lighters is that the fuel doesn’t last more than one use. Not sure why but I fill her up, use it, put it back, and the following day the felt is already dry. Any idea why this happens?

    Narey Ramos

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