Zippos are frequently viewed as "elegant" - though being elegant is not a Zippo's main objective. Most people have learnt that Zippos are in fact safer than disposable lighters because opposed to the latter, Zippos cannot become a bomb like disposable lighters can (by being mistakenly left to the sun light, being thrown against a wall,etc.).
A good Zippo lasts much longer, with the same amount of fuel than a regular disposable lighter does. As an additional advantage, Zippos may be left "turned on" for a huge variety of purposes (such as burning wood, etc.) - this is essentially important for campers who rely in fire to perform numerous tasks.
With the flexibility of uses that a Zippo features, it is incredible that more people do not own one. The only downside that I can think of for Zippos is the fact that if a Zippo is left intact, the fuel will evaporate. Though this might not be a problem while the zippo is inside a fresh house, or if the weather is cold; it is a problem for many campers who find their fuel evaporated (the rate at which the fuel evaporates during Summer is surprising). Nevertheless, this problem can be easily addressed by following some tips against fuel evaporation.
Featuring a life-time guarantee, many people have found that Zippos last much longer than disposable lighters (by much longer, I mean MUCH longer). As a matter of fact, if you have a Zippo from the Second World War and you wish to have it renewed, you just have to send it to the Zippo Corporation and they will send you a replacement.
Go to the Zippo History section of this website for information about Mr.Zippo, the origins of the lighter and much more. If you are here for the Zippo Tricks, I suggest you start learning them as fast as you can! Everyone loves a person who can make a Zippo spin through the air and fall on his hands.
Did you know that Zippos, though seemingly simple, are in fact very complicated to make? I bet you didn't, so you can read more about it in the "How do Zippos Work" section of this website. If you have any questions about zippos, please do not hesitate to ask them. Additionally, if you are looking for information to make your zippo become like the day you bought it, you should read the Zippo Repair and Refill Article.
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Multiple Product Market for Zippos - As more people quit smoking, the market for Zippo lighters has dropped off. While Zippo still dominates the refillable lighter market, a new broader approach was needed.
Zippo Ukpeep and Maintenance - Although Zippos have a life-long guarantee, like everything else they may need adjusting, refilling, replaced parts, or some other type of repair. If you have time, some of these things can be easily done by yourself.
Zippo Fuel Evaporation Prevention - The main downside for Zippos, is the fact its the fuel evaporates very quickly during certain seasons of the year. During summer, evaporation is very fast and it could take less than a week for a Zippo's fuel to evaporate completely (even if the Zippo is not used at all!
Zippos Used During the World War II - Zippo lighters made a major statement during World War II. Since brass and copper were in short supply due to the war, these Zippos were made of steel.