My New Kiribi Lighter

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My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by Goose55 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:34 am

My new Kiribi Kabuto lighter arrived today in time to begin to break in JoeGoats new pipe. Nice presentation box with this lighter, and that it's made in Japan speaks longevity.

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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by hugodrax » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:48 pm

Beautiful lighter, Goose. Let me know how that flip bar works. I'm curious about that design, but have come to the belief that petrol lighters work better for this old klutz.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by Goose55 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:20 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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Beautiful lighter, Goose. Let me know how that flip bar works. I'm curious about that design, but have come to the belief that petrol lighters work better for this old klutz.
THat bar lifts the cover from the butane ejector and then a flick of the flint wheel ignites it. Flip the bar back down to extinguish the flame. It is actually a very solid piece of equipment. Quite heavy. This one is $68 at Smoking PIpes.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by Jocose » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:18 am

Nice lighter!
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:05 am

Nice, I tend to lose lighters so I buy them by the 5 pack...


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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by joegoat » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:20 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Beautiful lighter, Goose. Let me know how that flip bar works. I'm curious about that design, but have come to the belief that petrol lighters work better for this old klutz.
I have a knockoff of this style of lighter that I spent maybe $10 on. The name escapes me... Anyhow, the design is elegant and very functional, but you get what you pay for and it now lays at the bottom of some junk drawer. If I hadn't fallen in love with Zippo pipe lighters I would have spent more money on a good lighter like this. My one and only gripe is that the slightest breeze would snuff it out.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by ryland » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:26 am

Congratulations. That looks like a great lighter. I think I like the way these look better than the Old Boy.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by 7formy1911 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:32 am

I have that exact same lighter and it lasted about 6 years before it broke. There’s a polymer block underneath the bar that lifts up the cap which wore out and fell out. The screw that holds the same bar in place backed out and I didn’t realize it which ended up wallowing out the threads so I couldn’t secure it properly. Other than those issues it’s a great lighter and served me well!
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:09 am

7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:32 am
I have that exact same lighter and it lasted about 6 years before it broke. There’s a polymer block underneath the bar that lifts up the cap which wore out and fell out. The screw that holds the same bar in place backed out and I didn’t realize it which ended up wallowing out the threads so I couldn’t secure it properly. Other than those issues it’s a great lighter and served me well!
Yeah, JMG mentioned that that screw does need to be checked once in a while, or for some Locktite to be applied to the threads.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by durangopipe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am

Very elegant lighter, Goose.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by hugodrax » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:24 pm

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am
Very elegant lighter, Goose.
Elegant, c'est la mot juste. A gentlemanly accoutrement.
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Re: My New Kiribi Lighter

Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:20 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:24 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am
Very elegant lighter, Goose.
Elegant, c'est la mot juste. A gentlemanly accoutrement.
I've been really enjoying it. My place had become littered with large Diamond wood matches. Has a nice, very soft flame.

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