I saw this thread and although I don't smoke, I do have a lighter I like a lot and I'm sure it would light a cigar with ease. I'm pretty into all things 'outdoors/backpacking/survival/adventure' and I like quality, well-built gear of all types, so this is the lighter I ended up with. A Brunton 'Helios' Storm-proof lighter. It's always in my pack along with a water-proof container of water-proof matches for back-up. (Remember-"2 is 1 and 1 is none!!") It's never failed me and is re-fillable with the standard canisters. It has a flame adjustment lever on the bottom underneath the screw-off cover (which is also where the re-fill port is) It sounds like a little blow-torch when lit! The only time it failed me was my own fault-----I had forgotton to turn up the flame adjust lever after storage. I made the lanyard-----I'm into knots/ropework stuff too. I keep it clipped to something near the top of my pack for easy access in all conditions without having to dig around or worry about it falling out, etc.