Genuine Zippo Armor windproof lighter with distinctive Zippo "click" All metal construction about 1.5 times as thick as a standard Zippo case; windproof design works virtually anywhere Refillable for a lifetime of use; flints and wick are replaceable Made in USA; lifetime guarantee that "it works or we fix it free" Fuel: Zippo premium lighter fluid (sold separately) Genuine Zippo Armor lighter with high polish brass finish. Refill with Zippo premium lighter fluid for dependable, long-lasting service. Distinctive bottom stamp identifies this Zippo lighter as heavy-walled Armor, about 1.5 times as thick as a standard Zippo case.
Armor models have a thicker metal case and lid than all other Zippos. It's advertised as "1.5 times thicker". I measured and that's exactly right, the walls of the Armor case are .030" thick , regular Zippos are .020" thick. The insert, the removable guts of Armor, is the same as in all Zippos. The hinge is also the standard sized 5 barrel hinge, which is made from metal about .025 thick on both the Armor and regular models. The extra weight is noticeable in the hand, I lik..
This is a fantastic zippo. It's my first plain brass model, and I don't regret the puchase. It's color is a bit 'gaudy' at first, but the protective layer supposedly wears off and it tarnishes naturally (which I find appealing). If you've ever used a zippo, you know what to expect, but if you've never seen or held an Armor series, you're in for a huge surprise. This thing.... I don't know quite how to put this, but any zippo that I've bought in the past feels like ..