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Zippo Butane Inserts

By David Clough | From The Rock, January/February 2021
Zippo Butane Inserts
Photo/Jeff Harris
Having sold more than half a billion units in its 88-year history, the Zippo lighter is an American icon. Myriad styles make them collectible and they’re popular among the military. But for cigar connoisseurs Zippos have always posed a problem: most run on naphtha lighter fluid, which creates a distinct chemical taste. Now, Zippo offers inserts fueled by clean-burning butane that won’t taint your smoke. The inserts come in two models—single-torch ($14.95) and a double-torch ($16.95)—with each  designed to replace the naphtha-burning guts in most models. The inserts produce either one or two powerful blue jets and feature an adjustment knob on the bottom to raise or …
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