1941 Zippo Lighter

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Sometimes you simply can't invent a better mousetrap. The 1941 Zippo lighter is an example of this - perfectly designed, perfectly made. 

  • Brushed Chrome
  • All metal construction
  • Case has flat planes with sharper, less rounded edges
  • Windproof design works virtually anywhere
  • Distinctive Zippo"click"
  • Refillable for a lifetime of use, flints and wick are replaceable
  • Unconditional lifetime guarantee
  • Made in the USA

 

At the lodge, we're not purists. When you're in the bush or at the bar, a flame is a flame. It doesn't matter if comes from a flint, a match, or a blow torch. What does matters is that it's there when you need it, whether you've just swum to shore after dumping your canoe in an autumn storm, or the femme fatale next to you needs a light. Every one of us carries a lighter in our pocket or pack when we are in town or in the bush. And our preferred lighter is this official Zippo replica of the their 1941 model.

The Zippo company was formed in 1932. The patent for what we call the "Zippo lighter" was issued four years later. When World War II broke out, their lighter became popular item among American soldiers, because it was reliable, it looked good, and it had that satisfying Zippo "click". The 1941 model, which drove its sudden world wide popularity, was a masterpiece in understatement: clean lines, with rounded edges, and soft curves. While thousands of different Zippo models came afterwards, none improved on the simple and beautiful 1941 design.

We have a limited number in our shop, get yours before this limited edition is all gone. 

Original 1936 Zippo Lighter Patent

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