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Lighters! Do you collect / accumulate them?


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I guess I should contribute: I do collect fine lighters, like it's a fetish. But it's winter, and I can't get decent daylight to photograph anything.

So here's an old photo of the "trinity" : Dunhill, Dupont, and Caran d'Ache.

Truth be told, I collect Dunhills and Duponts because I love them, but I rarely use them to light a pipe. I am much more likely to be found with a Caran d'Ache in my pocket, despite the pain in the rear associated with a firm no longer active in the United States.

CdA is still my measure for how fine a butane lighter can be. Less than 3/16" thick, two fuel tanks inside with an accessible shunt, an angle flame for use on my pipe, and just, every imaginable finish.

Caran d'Ache is to Dunhill what Dunhill is to lesser firms.