Lighters: Zippo Replica 1941 Black Crackle
Product Number: 001-160-0127
Though originally inspired by an early 19th-century Austrian lighter that used brass shell-casings for the main body, with an external flint and striker, the simpler and more self-contained Zippo design has become an American icon known throughout the world (along with its distinctive, opening "clink!" and smart, closing "clunk!"), and especially so by outdoorsmen and military personnel. Even with the rise in popularity of wind-proof butane torch lighters, the simple, trusty Zippo remains a favourite for those who venture into the highest altitudes and coldest climates, where the Zippo design still proves itself to be the most reliable source for life-sustaining fire.
This particular Zippo features the 1941 Replica case, with flat planes and sharper, less rounded edges where the front and back surfaces meet the sides. The lid and the bottom are joined with a four-barrel hinge and the inside unit is flatter, with squared edges where the front and back surfaces meet the sides.
Please note that regular replacement inserts will not fit either the 1935 or 1941 replica models.