This Armor™ High Polish Brass lighter is a classic and elegant statement piece. Comes packaged in a gift box. For optimal performance, fill with Zippo lighter fluid.
- Genuine Zippo windproof lighter with distinctive Zippo "click"
- All metal construction about 1.5 times as thick as a standard Zippo case; windproof design works virtually anywhere
- Refillable for a lifetime of use; For optimum performance, we recommend genuine Zippo premium lighter fluid, flints, and wicks.
- Made in USA; Lifetime guarantee that "it works or we fix it free™"
- Fuel: Zippo premium lighter fluid (sold separately)
Introduced in 1982 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Zippo, the brass lighters continue to be one of Zippo's most popular lighter collections with a wide array of styles, sizes, and designs to choose from. The classic windproof lighter is our standard Zippo lighter and is the most popular size. The Slim® windproof lighter is for those who prefer a trimmer, lightweight lighter. The Armor™ windproof lighter has a case that is 1.5 times thicker than our classic windproof lighter. A light protective coating surrounds the solid brass lighter to prevent it from tarnishing before it is used. The coating will eventually wear off in normal pocket use.
The High Polish Brass lighter has been in the product line since 1982. All surfaces of the lighter (front, reverse, top, bottom, and sides) are finished with a lustrous, mirror-like finish.
Models 254 and 254B of the High Polish Brass lighters have a flat bottom.Our current lighter has a 'canned' (recessed) bottom or flat bottom.
The Slim®, Classic, and Armor™ brass lighters have the standard case shape featuring rounded corners and top with a flat bottom. A five-barrel hinge joins the top and the bottom. The Armor™ lighter case is about 1.5 times as thick as a standard brass case.
All the brass lighters (slim, classic, and armor) have an insert with 16 holes in the chimney (8 per side). The Slim® lighter has a smaller insert. Mechanically, the Slim® lighter insert is identical to the full-sized Zippo models but simply reduced in size.
All the Zippo brass lighters have a bottom stamp with Zippo logo from the period authenticating these lighters as genuine Zippo.
Unless otherwise stated, every Zippo windproof lighter is packaged in the 'one box'. The patented 'one box' is attractive, easy to handle, and designed to display more of the lighter than ever.
1) Bottom stamp featuring manufactured year (2) Protective coating to prevent tarnishing (3) Refillable (4) Windproof (5) Made in USA (6) Lifetime Guarantee
The Slim® brass lighters have a smaller width and weigh less than our classic windproof lighter. The Armor™ brass lighters are 1.5 times as thick as a standard Zippo lighter case, Brite Cut is limited to only Armor™ cases, Deep Carve can only be done on Heavy-Wall Armor™ cases, Armor™ lighters will not fit our display stands, and they weigh more that our classic windproof lighter.
To restore the natural patina of solid brass, we recommend the following:
High polish case: Clean with brass polish.
Brush finish case: Gently clean with multi-purpose cleaning pad such as light or medium duty Scotch Brite brand (do not use steel scouring pad). Carefully rub the pad in the same direction of the grain of the finish.
The brass lighters, like all Zippo pocket lighters, are backed by the famous Zippo Guarantee - 'It works or we fix it free™.' Any Zippo pocket lighter, when returned to our factory, will be put in first class mechanical condition free of charge, for we have yet to charge a cent for the repair of a Zippo pocket lighter, regardless of age or condition. The finish, however, is not guaranteed.