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I really like a piezo-electric lighter, but haven't had the best of luck with them. This flint-sparked lighter ignites every time. It's a little smaller than I imagined, but fits nicely in a pocket. Ultimately, a disposable Bic might be the most reliable and economical way to light your pipe, but it isn't nearly as elegant as this instrument. It does need a screwdriver to adjust the flame, and time will tell whether it can use the flints readily available in a drug store, but so far I recommend it heartily.
Took me some time to get used to flicking the flint mechanism and sparking it, and holding it just right to light a pipe. I've had bad luck with non-flint mechanisms because they fail eventually; hence this product. Back to the old fashioned way of doing things.
I love this style of lighter. It's based on a Dunhill model that came out around the time of the First World War. I'm saving up my pennies for a new one, (some motherless blighter stole my old one years ago, may he burn his nose off with it). Thanks for bringing it back.