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Black Label El Presidente Flat Flame Lighter
Posted: December 20, 2011
The Black Label El Presidente runs on butane fuel, but it's more than just another torch lighter. It's an innovation.
The jet on the El Presidente lighter doesn't shoot out a single rod of intense flame. Instead it emits a triangular flat flame that resembles the head of a paintbrush. This diffused flame mimics a lit match or cedar strip, placing considerable lighting control into the hands of a cigar enthusiast. Rather than torching your cigar, the flame (which is about 3/8 of an inch wide and wind resistant) encourages the gentle toasting of the cigar's foot in a smooth motion, similar to painting.
The calm flame makes touch-ups easier as well. It also uses less butane than a conventional torch lighter.
The lighting action on the El Presidente is simple and smooth. The cap flips back with a flick of the thumb and a sliding ignition button on the body triggers the flame.
The El Presidente's all-metal design is solid in the hand and it feels light in the pocket, not at all cumbersome. The lighter comes in two designs-a copper and black scheme or an all-black carbon-fiber model.
The Black Label El President flat flame lighter sells for about $100 and is available at fine cigar shops nationwide.
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