I've been using this lighter for two years now. I use the recommended higher end/extra refined butane and the lighter is damn near fool proof. The dual burner helps light any smoke evenly and quickly. When I bought mine, I hadn't found CI yet, and the local shop told me Xikar offered a lifetime warranty. Perfect. Worth the price, highly recommend it.
Received as a gift from a friend. I had issues with it lighting...to the point I would push down to ignite 100+ times and it would not ignite. I sent it back to Xikar to fix and they sent it back to me. It lasted a few times but still had the same issues and it is now to the point of being worse. I just sent it back for the next try. Very disappointed in this product...I am a reliable Xikar customer...we will see if that stands when I hear back from them.
I absolutely love this lighter! Works on the first try with no issuses. I just wish y'all offered it in red.
This lighter worked beautifully , for about 3 months. After filling it, the flame adjustment piece would stick to the fuel can and have to be put back on and the flame just wasn't right. So I sent it to Xikar, figured I'd see how good the lifetime warranty was. Well, it's all it says it is, got the new one, no questions asked and works perfectly. Guess the first one was a lemon as this one works much better. I'm now a dedicated Xikar fan.
I bought an all silver one from a local store shortly before I got another one from from CI online. And between the two I use this one the most.