Product Type: Zippo gadgets
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Superb, well made, attractive and collectable lighter!
Zippo Brass Jack Daniel's Lighter
Member Name: Revo9
Zippo Brass Jack Daniel's Lighter
Advantages: Attractive, Collectible, Sturdy, durability, easy to use, performance, cheap refills, cheap
Disadvantages: None except the price if your looking for a low quality disposable one
Zippo is often praised as being the company which makes the best lighters in the world. The company was formed in the early 1930's in the USA and Zippo lighters remain highly collectable yet useable today. I bought the lighter as a collectable which could be used if ever I needed to light candles, the gas cooker or fireworks in the garden. I do not smoke and never will but the lighter has come in handy around the house. The lighter was superb value for money and very easy to use.
The main reason behind buying the product was the collectable Jack Daniels Whiskey design to the front of the product. The product is made from brass which gives the lighter a good weight and solid build quality. The front of the product is quite rough and dull, with a lovely JD design engraved into the front. The product reads "JACK DANIEL'S", with an "Old No. 7 Brand" logo in a circle, leading down to the text "Tennessee Whiskey" which is again, all engraved up from the brass. The product features swirls of rope around the outside of this which give it a great classic finish. There is a small hinge to the left of the product and the rest of the product has a shinier form of brass finish compared to the rougher front design. The product has a wheel of flint which serves as the means for ignition and I've found it simple and reliable to use. The product with the lid down is a rectangular shape although the corners of the product are smooth and slightly curved. There is a windhood component which covers the flint system and is supposed to make the lighter windproof although I've never used the product in windy conditions outside. The product was delivered in its own Zippo box which was a great finishing touch.
Ease of Use
The product is very easy to use as a lighter. The flint wheel system is easy to turn, the lid lifts very smoothly with the hinge and the flame has the added protection of having a windhood in case of windy conditions. The product has a replaceable flint should it cease working and the product is refillable with a fuel/combustible should it ever run empty, all of these supplies readily available on Amazon UK.
Zippo put out a lifetime guarantee on their products as they are often acknowledged to produce the best lighters in the world. The build quality is strong and reliable, the hinge is strong, the flint is replaceable and the fuel is refillable, so I can see this product lasting a very, very long time. I've saw replaceable flints, fuel and wicks in a package on Amazon UK for only £3.58. I've encountered absolutely no problems with the lighter and have only used it sparingly for fireworks, candles, gas cooker etc. If you take care of the product I could see no reason as to why this product could not last a lifetime, a superb brass build and a lifetime guarantee from Zippo!
The lighter itself was £19.08 which I bought on Amazon UK as it had a RRP of about £35. In my opinion the lighter was a bargain at only £19.08 as it was made by Zippo, was windproof, reliable, had a lifetime guarantee and replaceable components were cheap to buy online. The lighter is a lot more expensive than the cheap plastic lighters you can buy from the poundshop for £1, but since I don't smoke and never ever will, I wanted the lighter for collectible purposes and the occasional lighting of candles. To get such a collectible and attractive product for under £20 was superb in my opinion and great value for money.
To conclude, I cannot find any faults with the product but if your wanting a cheap disposable lighter then look away. The Zippo JD lighter has a superb quality finish, nice weight and solid build, reliable flint ignition system which operates on a wheel, is very collectible by people, comes in a lovely display box and all of the replaceable components are dirt cheap to buy online from Amazon too. Couple this with a lifetime guarantee by Zippo and very good durability, then I think my investment of the JD Zippo Brass lighter was brilliant. I've not looked back since and anyone interested in Jack Daniel's Whiskey or Zippo collectible lighters would be hard pressed to find a more suitable and well made product. To put it simply, a superb product. Thanks for reading my review.
*Note, I am both a member of Ciao and Dooyoo.co.uk under the same username of Revo9*
Summary: Superb lighter at great value for money