The word "kuroi" means black in Japanese. What is special about this Kiribi Kabuto lighter is that it has been wrapped in a layer of black leather, giving this crafted lighter a very personalized and organic feeling in the hand. This also helps to protect and and shelter the lighter, giving more character to it over time as it softens.
Length: 1.33 in. / 33.78 mm.
Height: 2.81 in. / 71.33 mm.
Width: 1.35 in. / 34.27 mm.
Weight: 2.2 oz. / 63 g.
Lighters do not come filled.
*measurements are approximate
**pictures are not of actual lighter you may receive.
The quality and workmanship are outstanding, and the two-year guarantee gives me some peace of mind. Easy to fill, set flame, but at first striker was stiff. You will not regret having picked one of these up. A Beauty!!!
This is sort of a left-handed lighter as the striking wheel is on the "far" side for a right-hander. With a little practice, I mastered this little gem. I particularly love the winged opener it's very convenient. The black leather and chrome are appealing to the eyes. Also, This little ditty holds a lot of gas.
Tobaccopipes did a fine job in the exchange, great company to do business with. D. Casey
This is an excellent lighter and the leather cover with the embossed ‘K’ is a nice touch. It lights consistently and the wide flame adds to the ease of firing up your bowl. There are a few cons: one the lighter wheel is on the right side so the flame has to be turned around to light your pipe ( like it was made for a lefty) and a tamper in the bottom would have been a nice addition but aside from that it is a well constructed lighter and nice addition to your collection.