A Zippo lighter is a reusable metal lighter produced by Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. Thousands of different styles and designs have been made in the eight decades since their introduction, including military versions for specific regiments. Zippo Lighters have been sold around the world and have been described as “a legendary and distinct symbol of America”.
In 2012, the company produced the 500-millionth unit. Since the company’s inception, Zippo lighters have been almost exclusively manufactured in the United States. Zippo lighters became popular in the United States military, especially during World War II—when, as the company’s web site says, Zippo “ceased production of lighters for consumer markets and dedicated all manufacturing to the US military.
The basic mechanism of the Zippo lighter has remained unchanged, but they developed into a popular fashion accessory, with a huge variety of artistic designs produced.
In March 2011, due to significant decrease of sales from 18 million lighters a year in the mid-1990s to about 12 million lighters a year recently, combined with increasing pressure on people not to smoke, Zippo Manufacturing Co. tried offering a wider variety of products using the Zippo name, such as watches, leisure clothing and eau de cologne.
Best Zippo Lighter
These Zippo Matte Pocket Lighters come in a fantasticc range of colors with a simple, yet stunning matte finish. The casing is compact & sleek, just like most of the Zippo range & all the metal construction has been design to take a beating.
This Selection of Zippo Brass Pocket Lighter offers a little touch of elegance & style. Zippo Brass Pocket Lighter come in a variety of finished & patterns.
Show your personality next time you light a cigarette with one of these Zippo Colored Lighter. These Zippos are a little edgy with great designs or incredibly stunning metallic finishes.
This range of Zippo Jack Daniel’s Lighter has the iconic Jack logo as well as other great designs all depicting your favorite drink. Just like Zippo Brand, everyone know Jack Daniels.
Answer the call of the wild with this range of Zippo Wolf Lighter. Wolves are dangerous, loyal & mysterious & will always look on point on a lighter.
Zippo Lighter are iconic. The best Zippo Lighter will never let you down. Some non-smokers are also Zippo Collector. Some of these Zippo’s have fetched prices in excess of $50K.