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I got a few wee fireworks/sparklers the other night for me and my sprog (nothing too bangy, my neighbour has a dog).
When we were getting ready I thought I'd look out my old zippo lighter which I hadn't used since stopping smoking. 
Unfortunately it is worn out and beyond fixing*.

They are just such nice little things though! Great design, classic look, works well. They just feel great in the hand, especially when it's cold and it warms your fingers. Makes a satisfying click! 

So I ordered a new one for a Christmas present to myself. A 1941 reissue! 

*I understand they have a lifetime guarantee and will fix or replace if you send it to the factory in the US, but imagine it won't be worth the cost of sending it from UK.

Any other suggestions for just simply nice things?
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 13568
    me
    just because you don't, doesn't mean you can't
     just because you do, doesn't mean you should.
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 11584
    Leatherman multitool.  Indispensable and beautifully made.  Feel nice in the hand.
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  • TimcitoTimcito Frets: 767
    The old fountain pens, the good ones. The sensation of ink on paper through a smooth-edged gold nib was a pleasure. The writing looked great, too. 
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 12303
    There is a guy with an instagram page dedicated to vintage lighters from all over the world, some fantastic bits of engineering.
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 12303
    Those Japanese wooden boxes that only open with the correct combination of little slidey bits, they are great
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • KurtisKurtis Frets: 633
    bertie said:
    me

    Yup, you're special alright  :)

    Offset said:
    Leatherman multitool.  Indispensable and beautifully made.  Feel nice in the hand.

    Ooh yeah, good one. 

    My dad's old mate made little knifes with antler handles and super high quality steel. Very expensive mind. 

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  • KalimnaKalimna Frets: 1540
    I have a wine-aerating gadget (cant remember the name) that is just a delight to use. A very clear acrylic egg-shaped object that sits atop a carafe, you pour the wine in and a removable wire mesh catches the larger bits of sediment. Air is then entrained via two tiny holes and voila, aerated wine :) It also makes a satisfying gurgle as the wine pours through.
    Do I need it? No.
    Does the wine need it? Possibly not.
    Is it a lovely thing for it's own sake? Certainly.

    Adam
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  • There’s a Zippo repair address in London these days. You need to take out the flint and wadding and send them by courier as Royal Mail won’t send them.
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  • KurtisKurtis Frets: 633
    There’s a Zippo repair address in London these days. You need to take out the flint and wadding and send them by courier as Royal Mail won’t send them.
    Thanks. I think it may be beyond repair though, I think the whole inside bit would need replacing. The rivet, or hole it goes through, that holds the "spark wheel" is worn. When you push down on it it moves down and pushes the flint back into its hole so very weak spark. If that makes sense. I'll see what I can find though. It does actually light with the right technique. 

    It's about 20 years old tbf. 
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  • Those Japanese wooden boxes that only open with the correct combination of little slidey bits, they are great


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  • I’ve got my late uncles RAF one with Belize on it and a Marlin  he always carried it when I was a kid . The lid is not attached now ,the weld has gone . Also got a smaller USMC someone gave him in Belize .
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  • KurtisKurtis Frets: 633
    There is a guy with an instagram page dedicated to vintage lighters from all over the world, some fantastic bits of engineering.
    I could get into collecting them. Trying to stop myself buying a 1930s style zippo at the moment!
    The basic ones aren't too bad but the prices can get a bit much for me really. 
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  • KurtisKurtis Frets: 633
    Kalimna said:
    I have a wine-aerating gadget (cant remember the name) that is just a delight to use. A very clear acrylic egg-shaped object that sits atop a carafe, you pour the wine in and a removable wire mesh catches the larger bits of sediment. Air is then entrained via two tiny holes and voila, aerated wine :) It also makes a satisfying gurgle as the wine pours through.
    Do I need it? No.
    Does the wine need it? Possibly not.
    Is it a lovely thing for it's own sake? Certainly.

    Adam
    I got something like that for my ex a few years ago. 
    Don't know if she's ever used it. 
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  • What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
    One's really heavy and the other's a little lighter
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  • What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
    One's really heavy and the other's a little lighter
    That’s brilliant
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  • skullfunkerryskullfunkerry Frets: 4166
    edited November 2023
    Fujifilm cameras. Actually, cameras & lenses in general; but I'm particularly a fan of the feel of my Fujis 3
    Too much gain... is just about enough \m/

    I'm probably the only member of this forum mentioned by name in Whiskey in the Jar ;)

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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 11291
    Fujifilm cameras. Actually, cameras & lenses in general; but I'm particularly a fan of the feel of my Fujis 3
    Ooh, matron! 
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  • Victorinox penknife.
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 13568
    Kurtis said:
    bertie said:
    me

    Yup, you're special alright  :)

    not been here long have you ?   =)
    just because you don't, doesn't mean you can't
     just because you do, doesn't mean you should.
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 4309
    Netsuke

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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