The tradition that inspired the birth of Kiribi lighters dates back centuries into Japanese tradition. Now, merged with cutting edge Asian engineering and perfect construction, this Kabuto model lighter is built for one reason: to light your pipe. This Kiribi lighter has a polished metal body and a black matte finish.
Style: Black Matte
Length: 1.30 in. / 32.94 mm.
Height: 2.53 in. / 64.18 mm.
Width: 0.52 in. / 13.22 mm.
Weight: 2.3 oz. / 67 g.
Lighters do not come filled.
*measurements are approximate
**pictures are not of actual lighter you may receive.
My lighter which worked at first (although is terrible in even very slightly windy conditions) now just won't hardly ever light. I'm using Kiribi flints and high quality butane gas and I have to strike the thing 10, 20, 30 times to get it lit. I also now cup my hand around it to create a "bubble" so when it sparks, the entire bubble ignites, this seems to be the only way to work it. Pretty useless when also trying to hold a pipe and a tamper. You know what does light every time without fail? A $1 disposable Bic lighter. Shame on the Japanese for making such cr*p as this.
Why pay this much for a lighter when a less expensive one will do. Cause u can. Had to send first one back due to broken screw. Promptly received a new one. Nice made in Japan detail. My cobblestone old boy works just as well maybe even better. I found myself in a place where I could afford this one. If u can buy pipes over $100 than u can afford a nice lighter. Is it worth it. Probably not. But neither is $3 coffee. U only live once and it comes with a two year warranty. These folks will treat u right.
This is a precision instrument. I was so excited, I promptly lost the flint out of the lighter. Do yourself a favor and order extra flints. My only complaint is it could be more wind resistant.
Great lighter, you don’t have to hold down a fuel switch. Good for pipes and cigars.