The 4th Generation series of tobacco pipes and accessories are fast becoming known for their quality. The series, a tribute to the four generations of Stokkebye tobacconists, really needed its own set of lighters to round it out. Choose from three color inserts. Here we have the milk chocolate brown choice, which perfectly matches the line’s simple logo.
Brand: 4th Generation
Length: 1.17 in. / 29.61 mm.
Height: 2.65 in. / 67.53 mm.
Width: 1.17 in. / 29.69 mm.
Weight: 2.3 oz. / 66 g.
This 4th Generation pipe lighter is a quality product for a moderate price. It is easier to carry in a pocket, and is reliable. It lights every time.
This is a very cool looking lighter, and it has become something of a topic of discussion while I’m out and about. The lighter functions well, but the flame requires some adjusting from time to time. I set the flame adjustment screw to fully open to reach the bottom of the bowl and keep the lighter fully charged with Xikar Premium Butane.
4th Generation has a stylish lighter which lights every time.
Construction is light weight but good. The lighter fits comfortably in the hand, with the mechanics (the ignition wheel and snuffing cap) operating perfectly. Fit and finish is good. Butane Refilling is easy. The lighter comes with a chrome detachable tamper/spike accessed from the bottom of the lighter, which may also be used to adjust the flame size. It locks into place with a twist. Standard flints are accepted.
The flame is advertised as a "soft" flame, and it is, too soft. The flame never exceeds 1 inch, at maximum, through a 45 degree, angled, single port, located to the side and rear of the spark wheel. I'm not a fan of that location, as this more easily collects flame soot on the chrome mechanism on the top of the lighter. The angle also makes it more difficult to aim the flame on narrower bowl rims. Your tastes/experience may differ.
The flame adjusts from off to the maximum, but as I said earlier, that maximum is not strong enough to adequately light the last 1/3 of the bowl. ( I like larger bowls, billiards, brandy billiards, and princes) I use it for the initial lighting, which it does a very nice job. I prefer my Jobon or Kiribi to relight from a 1/2 bowl downwards, due to their much stronger flames. Further, the flame is not consistent throughout the butane tank, with the size of flame diminishing by up to 50% at times, as the tank empties.
I like this lighter, even with the drawbacks mentioned. For $40 don't expect a $100 lighter. I enjoy using it.
El producto me llego en muy buenas condiciones..