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qhsdoitall
02-02-2007, 04:13 PM
For those cigar and pipe smokers on here:

Do you use matches or a lighter? Anything special you use? I'm a fan of plain old wooden matches. Not, the strike anywhere kind kitchen wooden matches. I have a very old Zippo brass pipe lighter and a couple of modern blow torch lighters. You can comment on any other "special" equipment you use for your habit such as a favorite cutter or tamper.

rhett121
02-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Zippo for pipe, butane blowtorch lighter for cigars.

I don't like the sulfur taste of matches and if you wait until the initial sulfur burn is over, the match usually gets blown out. That and cigars should be initially lit without sucking them, so it takes longer to get them started. The blowtorch speeds things along.

bbqncigars
02-02-2007, 06:09 PM
Butane torch for cigars and usually pipes. I sometimes break out my Beattie Jet lighter for pipes. A really cool self-generating naptha lighter.

uatrmpt
02-02-2007, 08:17 PM
For pipes, I use a particular disposable lighter called the Side Light in which the flame comes out perpendicular to the body of the lighter. I did have a Colibri pipe lighter, but I consistently had trouble with it, so it went to ebay. I tend to avoid the butane lighters as there is greater chance of scorching the rim. For cigars, I just use whatever is handy.

leadfootedfool
02-02-2007, 08:28 PM
I don't have a pipe, but for my cigars I wouldn't be without my Colibris.

chef8489
02-02-2007, 10:00 PM
Well for my pipe I use a corona old boy and for my cigars i use a colibri trifecta.

Graham
02-03-2007, 07:15 AM
For my cigarettes and cigars a Dunhill Rollagas and for my pipe another Dunhill Rollagas with a horizontal flame jet installed

drsluggo
02-03-2007, 07:28 AM
Corona Old Boy for both pipes and cigars, one in the house and the other in the car. I have a blow torch for cigars, but I think the Old Boys work better.
Steve

RichGem
02-03-2007, 07:51 AM
single flame torch type lighter for cigars

drP
02-03-2007, 07:57 AM
I used to use a torch lighter for my cigars...but since i have this one, i don't use anything else anymore, not even for my double corona's:

http://www9.yatego.com/images/41f125122d7429.2/0300340076.jpg

Peter

qhsdoitall
02-03-2007, 09:58 AM
The wooden matches I use are quite good. Allows me plenty of time to light and the sulphur burns off quick. The Zippo brass pipe lighter works great too. The torches are for cigars. I like the control a match gives me and not singe a rim. I have a torch lighter that switches between normal and blow torch. It was great when TSA was allowing regular lighters through. They ask you to light it. If normal, OK. If blow torch, they confiscated it. Now, forget it. I just leave them home. I see Colibri has an approved butane lighter carrier for checked baggage that meets everyone's standards.

The Invisible Edge
02-04-2007, 03:57 AM
Matches for a pipe. If as commented the match blows out iin the wind you shouldn't be smoking a pipe as you will probably set light to your shirt or beard from flying embers. This is great for causing a tumult amongst passers-by but plays havoc with the laundry bill and the memsahib tuts frightfully at beards that have had bushfires lit in them. Don't use cigars personally.

Tinzien
02-05-2007, 07:37 AM
That and cigars should be initially lit without sucking them, so it takes longer to get them started.

Hmmm... this I did not know.... :confused:

BroJohn
02-05-2007, 08:30 AM
I generally use a torch type lighter for lighting cigars away from home. But it's kind of hard to beat an Ohio Blue Tip. Bought a couple of the 'stinky' ashtrays for use on the patio. Hard to beat these for the cigar smoker.

-- John Gehman

m00t
02-05-2007, 01:48 PM
Hmmm... this I did not know.... :confused:

I've always been under the impression that the flame shouldn't actually touch the cigar tip, and you just sort of heat it until the end starts glowing... something about reducing the carbon/butane taste? :blink: Torches work best for me doing this...

Any ideas?

kozulich
02-06-2007, 05:36 AM
Zippo pipe lighter for my pipe, though I also get good results from strike anywhere wooden matches.

Panamag8or
02-06-2007, 07:38 AM
Double flame torch for cigars, regular Bic for cigarettes. As far as a cutter, I really like the v-cutter I got for $4. I discovered the v-cut when I bought a Dannemann stick, and they come pre-cut.

staggerwing
03-13-2007, 01:49 PM
Wooden matches when I used to smoke a pipe. Now, sadly I just use a disposable butane job on my cigars. Have a really cool Xikar cutter though. One of these days I'll probably invest in a Zippo though.

ouch
03-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Djeep disposable lighter. I'd lose anything that costs more than a buck.

Jim
03-13-2007, 04:09 PM
pipes some old french lighter

http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=4591
Gars some old other thing
http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=4594&original=1 (http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=4594&c=75)

I love a good cedar match, I would get them from a local CC once in a while but alas no more:mad:

ouch
03-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Anyone familiar with the old Roald Dahl short story, The Man From the South? It was one of the best episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Show (with a young Steve McQueen and an old Peter Lorre), and was reprised by Quentin Tarantino in Four Rooms.


Something to think about before purchasing a lighter.

Jfala
03-13-2007, 09:37 PM
No matches for me (unless I absolutely have to :001_tt2: ). My wife bought me a beautiful Colibri 3 flame cigar torch for our first anniversary many years ago. It is still the best thing to light any of my cigars.

-Jeff

galpman
03-14-2007, 06:24 AM
Zippo for pipe, butane blowtorch lighter for cigars.

I don't like the sulfur taste of matches and if you wait until the initial sulfur burn is over, the match usually gets blown out. That and cigars should be initially lit without sucking them, so it takes longer to get them started. The blowtorch speeds things along.

+1 Love the blowtirch

PZBarber
03-14-2007, 06:50 AM
I use whatever the hell it takes to get the things alight.

Matches
Disposable Lighters
Other peoples lighters (rarely returned)
The gas hob (at my house)
The electric hob (girlfriends house)
Rub 2 sticks together
My zippo when I can find some unleaded to put in it.
The electric lighter in the car
Logs from the fire
Magnifying glass and sunshine (really!)

Whatever it takes.

I'm useless at keeping hold of lighters so I would never buy a decent one. It's much easier to 'borrow' other peoples disposables.

Mat

icemncmth
03-14-2007, 06:55 AM
For this bad boy ...

http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318582-L.jpg
http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318586-L.jpg
http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318588-L.jpg

I use this lighter and my home made tampers...

http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/61046448-L.jpg

qhsdoitall
03-14-2007, 08:23 AM
For this bad boy ...

http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318582-L.jpg
http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318586-L.jpg
http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/54318588-L.jpg

I use this lighter and my home made tampers...

http://icemncmth.smugmug.com/photos/61046448-L.jpg

Very nice! Who makes the pipe and lighter?

Patrick D
03-14-2007, 08:39 AM
Here's some of what I use for pipes and cigars.

qhsdoitall
03-14-2007, 08:51 AM
Here's some of what I use for pipes and cigars.

Of the bunch, what is your favorite?

rikrdo
03-14-2007, 09:03 AM
Anyone familiar with the old Roald Dahl short story, The Man From the South? It was one of the best episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Show (with a young Steve McQueen and an old Peter Lorre), and was reprised by Quentin Tarantino in Four Rooms.


Something to think about before purchasing a lighter.


Whadda great flick !
Wouldnt bet anything on a Zippo :thumbdown
**************************************
Paper matches only for my pipes
Cedar planks for my stogies :thumbup:

qhsdoitall
03-14-2007, 09:07 AM
I use whatever the hell it takes to get the things alight.

Matches
Disposable Lighters
Other peoples lighters (rarely returned)
The gas hob (at my house)
The electric hob (girlfriends house)
Rub 2 sticks together
My zippo when I can find some unleaded to put in it.
The electric lighter in the car
Logs from the fire
Magnifying glass and sunshine (really!)

Whatever it takes.

I'm useless at keeping hold of lighters so I would never buy a decent one. It's much easier to 'borrow' other peoples disposables.

Mat

You forgot flint and steel. :biggrin:

MartyW
03-15-2007, 12:40 AM
Anyone familiar with the old Roald Dahl short story, The Man From the South? It was one of the best episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Show (with a young Steve McQueen and an old Peter Lorre), and was reprised by Quentin Tarantino in Four Rooms.

I never saw the Tarantino film, but the Hitchcock episode is fantastic! Another episode that I really like is "Lamb to the Slaughter", where the lady kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb. Anyway, I use a Zippo, and I still have all my digits! :biggrin: It works well and is easy and cheap to refill. Also, a friend with a butane torch had trouble getting it to light while hiking in the mountains, which I don't believe would be a problem with a Zippo, so that might be something to keep in mind.

TimmyBoston
03-15-2007, 01:56 AM
You can comment on any other "special" equipment you use for your habit such as a favorite cutter or tamper.

I always bite my cigars, I never use a cutter. I had to learn in college when my dunce friends would never have a cutter.

I've now found that I can do a much better job biting than I can with any cutter, bullet included.

Iceman
03-16-2007, 10:16 PM
For my cigars nothing beats my triple torch butane lighter. I have a couple of torch butane lighters. I never use matches because the sulfer in the head will ruin a cigar. The same can be said about a lighter that burns lighter fluid. Butane leaves no taste.

For preparing the head of a cigar I use a punch. Nice clean opening without damaging the wrapper. It also virtually eliminates any little tobacco pieces from getting in your mouth. I will use a double bladed cutter for a cigar that doesnt have a rounded head, or if the draw is tight with just a punch cut.

zachster
03-16-2007, 10:48 PM
The more expensive the lighter, the more quickly I lose it. Same with pocket cigar clippers. So now I just use Bic disposables. Oddly, they light my stogies just as well (or better) than Dunhills, Duponts, Collibris and vintage Ronsons that I have owned and lost. I love a V-cut, so at home I keep a nice big Donatus cutter. After losing 3 or 4 pocket v cutters, I have learned to just cut my cigars at home in the morning, and put them in a cigar pouch for the day...

ouch
03-17-2007, 12:41 PM
I never saw the Tarantino film, but the Hitchcock episode is fantastic! Another episode that I really like is "Lamb to the Slaughter", where the lady kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb. Anyway, I use a Zippo, and I still have all my digits! :biggrin: It works well and is easy and cheap to refill. Also, a friend with a butane torch had trouble getting it to light while hiking in the mountains, which I don't believe would be a problem with a Zippo, so that might be something to keep in mind.

In the Taratino version, the lighter fails on the first try, and bellhop Tim Roth whacks off the guys finger in 0.001 second. Hysterical!

tim8557
03-17-2007, 04:46 PM
I only smoke cigars and it is always a butane torch of some sort. Never a "lighter fluid" (ala Zippo) lighter.

tim8557
03-17-2007, 04:48 PM
I always bite my cigars, I never use a cutter. I had to learn in college when my dunce friends would never have a cutter.

I've now found that I can do a much better job biting than I can with any cutter, bullet included.

Sorry Tim, but that's the ultimate "uncool" way to set up a cigar. Save your money and buy a Zino guillotine and you'll be set for life. The biting the end went out with the Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns.

ouch
03-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Sorry Tim, but that's the ultimate "uncool" way to set up a cigar. Save your money and buy a Zino guillotine and you'll be set for life. The biting the end went out with the Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns.

Try a culebras- they just beg to have the end bitten off.

bbqncigars
03-18-2007, 06:28 AM
Biting is the last resort. A cheap ($1.50) combo cutter can suit any cigar. V-cut and guillotine in one compact package. That's my checked luggage travel clipper. The Xicar X1 resides at home.


Wayne

icemncmth
03-18-2007, 06:36 AM
Very nice! Who makes the pipe and lighter?

The pipe is made my Juffery Suter

http://www.ripplingbrook.com/Ripplingbrook_com/Welcome.html

And the lighter is

Corona Old Boy..I have a bunch of lighters but the Old Boy is a great lighter..

Most of my friends who smoke cigars have bought one..