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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by asd123, May 11, 2015.
Ended up buying Dupont (pictured above)
If my wallet doesn't die of starvation in the next few weeks, I might order that Douglass lighter. (I don't smoke, but when you're talking EDC, who needs an excuse?)
Another +1 one for the douglass, I love mine even though it's been benched ever since I got a thunderbird for my old zippo. The field lighter is incredible though I've had an entire beer spilled on it while it wasn't fully sealed and it was completely fine.
Well, folks, the flesh was weak: I placed an order for the Douglass S-model this afternoon. Thanks for helping me up my game. I guess it's time to move on to an EDC flashlight purchase next...
PS: I ordered the brass version. Can't wait!
I'm on the same plane of thought as you...I do smoke cigars or a pipe while camping about on certain occasions...certainly not daily though. But that douglas field s looks very nice. I see a purchase in my future
madlag My lighter came in a few days ago. Pardon me while I indulge in some friendly enabling :
IMG_0671b by Quod Erat, on Flickr
IMG_0689c by Quod Erat, on Flickr
Oh my. I just moved this from "long", to "short" buy list. It's quite nice. I assume you're very happy with the purchase?
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Yes, sir--it was money well spent. "Pride of ownership", as they say...
That ligther looks so good that i almost regret quitting tobacco
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If you search the popular auction site, there is a seller in Germany selling Zippo Slim lighter butane inserts. I don't know if he has regular size Zippo inserts as well.
you are all enabler swines!
I've now got a douglas field s in chrome (i hate brass) on it's way from japan (none of the US sellers will ship to the UK).
No one has mentioned Clipper lighters. They work the same as Bics and are refillable
Well its the question of 'high--quality' to consider...
True. There's always the metal version
I'm a smoker (20 a day).
I've got a few zippo's (think i'm up to about 25 now) but the refilling is just too much hassle and they always run out just when you need one so you end up having to carry a spare lighter (i've always got a mini clipper on me just in case),so they ended up being more of a thing to collect than a useful edc item (still can't find a titanium one for the collection at a price i can justify). I've got a few of the different soft and torch flame inserts but there's just something missing when using them).
I've had a few imco's (real ones not the knock offs), but they don't make them anymore and they don't seem to stand up to everyday use and end up breaking after about approx 8 months.
So i'm hoping this Douglas Field S is the answer to the problem of a quality lighter that's reliable, built to last (like a zippo) and doesn't need filling every couple of days / week. I've also been eyeing up the Field L, and some of the dupont's thanks to you lot.
I've spent about a week with mine now. Other than being a little difficult to strike, it's great. I've had no fuel problems yet but if I do the lighter carries spare fuel and flint in the bottom of the cap. Not sure how effective it is yet so we'll see. As soon as run it out I'll dump in the reserve fuel and post back.
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Mine's currently sat in customs (pretty quick as they only posted it on saturday).
I'll be conducting my own longevity tests as well, would be interesting to see the difference if any between our results. Although mine will be getting a fair bit of use everyday.
Just thought I would mention that Douglass has expanded its line of lighters considerably beyond the Types S and L. There's also an A2, B, C, H, J and so on.
For simplicity of operation and minimal parts the Douglass Marvelous Tank Lighter Type-A2 in Brass is reminiscent of a World War I trench art lighter. I like mine! Here's a stock photo:
Cost is a reasonable $30 to $60, plus shipping. Rock solid!