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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2010
I don't smoke or do anything that really requires a lighter on a day to day basis, but I do go camping, and trying to light stoves with matches when the wind is blowing is an absolute pain. So after seeing my friend's Zippo I decided to purchase one of my own.
All my stuff is black, my keys, phone, wallet, etc., so I wanted a black lighter to go with it.
I looked at the "black ice" Zippo but after reading the reviews it wasn't black but more of a dark gray chrome, and I didn't really want a polished/shiny Zippo either. So I found this one and it seemed to fit the bill perfectly. The finish is smooth but not at all reflective. It is so nice my friend decided to order a matte white one. (I'm not going to mention anything about the functionality of the lighter since it's been covered in all the other reviews - it works perfectly just as you would expect from a Zippo.)
I ordered it and picked up some Zippo fluid at a local smoke shop (while the lighter itself is cheaper on Amazon the fluid was about twice as much). When it arrived, it arrived just like any other genuine Zippo you read about - boxed with the warranty sheet, safety stickers and all.
The only thing I was worried about was the finish, but the finish has held up perfectly so far. I've over filled the lighter a couple times and lit the exterior finish on fire multiple times and my friend dropped it onto my driveway the day I got it (made me cringe, but it didn't do any damage) - the finish is still like new.
Now I'm already looking to purchase a second Zippo lighter.
I highly recommend any Zippo lighter if you are looking for one, and this one if you want a black one.