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Cigar Lighter Recommendations Please!!!
Alex Miroshnichenko, Photographer
Foothill Ranch (Irvine) | CA | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 07.02.03
->> This seems like a well diversified group - heck, we have "cigar shops" in the Guide ... anyways, I'm to my wits end trying to find a RELIABLE cigar lighter. I've tried Colibri (not the expensive ones rather under $50), Blazer, various cheapos ... and they all suck, they "poop" out and quit working ... all thats left is a lighter that barely sparks, yet alone lights.

So does anyone have a RELIABLE lighter? Heck, I'm thinking about going Zippo, yeah I know its fuel rather than butane based, but heck, it would save me some dough.

Thanks!
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Robert Caplin, Photographer, Student/Intern
Athens | OH | USA | Posted: 4:41 PM on 07.02.03
->> I recommend Bic. They have a great verity ranging from solid colors, to NASCAR, and even flag designs. You can pick one up at your local gas station... ;)
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Mike Ehrmann, Photographer, Photo Editor
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 5:17 PM on 07.02.03
->> Definitly not bic. And not Zippo either. A decent prometheus or butane lighter works well with no taste corruption in the cigar, but the ideal way is a long match or a strip of cedar.
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Alex Miroshnichenko, Photographer
Foothill Ranch (Irvine) | CA | USA | Posted: 5:24 PM on 07.02.03
->> Mike - concur with the match/cedar thing ... but in most of my cases this is not "practical" due to wind and such. You have a favorite lighter which has been in use a few years? Mine die within one year and I'm talking Colibri and Blazer ... although I have not tried the more expensive Colibri's.
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Robert Caplin, Photographer, Student/Intern
Athens | OH | USA | Posted: 5:27 PM on 07.02.03
->> I was just playin'.
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Alex Miroshnichenko, Photographer
Foothill Ranch (Irvine) | CA | USA | Posted: 5:46 PM on 07.02.03
->> Of course Robert - hence your winkie eticom
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Mike Ehrmann, Photographer, Photo Editor
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 5:58 PM on 07.02.03
->> I have a Colibri with a cutter and a punch in it. It was pricey, but I'm part of the buy it once, buy it right mentality.
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Eric Risberg, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 8:08 PM on 07.02.03
->> Take a look on ebay for a used dupont or dunhill. These are two of the best lighters made and I've seen many of them go for 1/10th of their retail price. If you get a dupont, make sure it has the double flame for cigars. Also, stay away from fuel lighters, they can ruin the flavor of the cigar.
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Mongo Johnson, Photographer
Missoula | MT | USA | Posted: 2:25 AM on 07.03.03
->> Mongo has the expensive Colibri, and Mongo has the cheap Colibri. Both work good for a few months and then crap out.
Single jet, dual jet, triple jet, and even the Extreme altitude adjustable models just stop working. Mongo uses the really expensive Colibri fuel, so a clogged jet is NOT the problem.
Mongo sez “don’t buy Colibri”
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Nathan Pier, Student/Intern, Photographer
Madison | WI | USA | Posted: 7:23 AM on 07.03.03
->> lighting a cigar with a lighter is like wraping a fish in used toilet paper... the lighter fluid almost always gives a bad taste to the puffs while lighting it that lasts just long enough to ruin the cigar. For me, there is no substitute for good old fashioned wooden matchees.

-N
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