Hi from Australia!
Can you tell me what lighter and cutter you both use in the top 25 reviews?
Soli Deo Gloria
I like to use a BIC and a BUCK ( knife )
think Gordon is using an ST dupont black as night minijet: http://www.elighters.com/dli010011.html).
Think David is using an IM Corona Old Boy (http://pipesandcigars.com/imcooldboybl.html#.URltDaXok24)
Not sure which cutters they're using, but David's looks like the lamborghini cutter that has a top sliding double blade (similar style, but i don't think it's the lambo)
Yellow, you're very close. Gordon is using an ST Dupont Xtend lighter.
I love the IM Corona Old Boy, but the lighter in the video is actually by Cryil Brizard, who makes incredible cigar accessories. It's a Brizard Retro 1. Love it.
Thought the xtend and maxijet were the same, but found out the xtend is made in france while the maxijet is made in china. I love the brizard lighter in terms of style. Just got the dunhill unique lighter in that style and i love it. I'm also wondering what cutters they're using
MP, how long have you had the Providence?
It would be my next lighter but after having problems with 2 Colibris I had decided to go to Xikar.
I purchased the ST Dupont minijet, only to find it was made in China (tiny print on the trigger). I'll stick with Xikar, better product, guarantee and feels better in the hand.
Soli Deo Gloria
Hmmm... after your experience for sure I will never ever try Colibri again.
Ir wouldn't be smart. If they prefer one time costumer I will obey them.
I went thru 2 colibris in the course of 10months. They're absolute garbage. I have a st dupont minijet that i've used for almost 2 yrs now and it works great. I also just got a dunhill unique, which so far i love, but it's only been a week. I almost bought a lambo lighter til i found out it was made by colibri. Soon as i found that out i killed that thought. Still interested to know what cutters they used though. Love the top to bottom guillotine style and just bought the xikar carbon fiber ultra cutter. Waiting on delivery now
I am currently doing a marketing analysis on this specific topic. (it is part of the whole analysis)
The problem I have found is that it is not mentioned anywhere on the S.T. Dupont website or anywhere, for that matter.
One has to go ask an employee: "Is the Maxijet made in China?", for them to answer that it is. All of this under the cover of the brand name: S.T. Dupont, "Paris".
Edit: The problem is not that because It says "Paris" it should be automatically manufactured in France but when one is shopping for a lighter, wallet or pen at this brand, the salesperson will brag that it is "made in France", all "made in France"...then...one notices that they have a new collection of torch lighters, cutters and punch and buys one believing that, as all the rest of the products, It was made in France only to find, a few days or weeks later, that it was manufactured in China.
What to think? What to say? For the moment, I stick to my Ligne 2 and nothing more.
My nephew had a Colibri and it failed in a relatively short period of time. He has had other "expensive" lighters but so far, they have not been a good value.
Personally, I don't spend more than $50 on a lighter, and my go to lighters are triple jet lighters I bought for $15.00 each. I liked the reliability of the first one so much, I bought a spare. That was two years ago. The first one still works fine, and the second one is my backup I carry just in case. So far, $30 well spent for two. I use Vector Butane and that is at least half the battle with any lighter. GOOD CLEAN FUEL.
Mike T.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Miket156,
A number of BOTL use either or both of those sites. I started going through the application process but they wanted a credit card number to put on file. I don't do credit cards, I have a debit card with a VISA logo. There's my money in that account and it does not have the same security as a regular credit card. I passed.
Thanks for the tip though, I understand there's some good deals on those sites.
i use vector butane in regular butane lighters, but i've always used the recommended butane from the manufacturer for expensive lighters. dunhill for dunhill, dupont for dupont. it gets expensive, but i figure for a $400 lighter, why bother risking it. might as well use what the manufacturer recommends. for a company like dupont, there are 10 diff kinds of butane. if they're recommending that you use a specific butane for a specific lighter, i just follow it.
You would have to. High-end duponts use single fill cartridges and each ligne/gatsby uses a different color due to varying fill valves and amount of gas. The gas inside is the same. There are screw in adaptors for the ligne series.
The xtends use regular butane cans(black dupont butane). The maxijet is the only traditionally filled lighter that I haven't had a single filling problem with and I attribute that to only using dupont gas, right or wrong. So I won't ever use anything else. It's worth using the black dupont gas for fill-valve compatibility alone. Vector fuel is fine, and comes with multiple plastic adaptors. But those are easily misplaced.
"The future is no place to place your better days"
Good information dude. I don't have anything other than the traditional generic fill lighters. I mentioned that I won't spend more than $50 on a lighter so that seals the deal on generic vs proprietary. If I could spare $400, I would buy more cigars.