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Show your EDC lighters!!!

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Kraid, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. coyote

    coyote Loaded Pockets

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    its been a few years since i last posted this one:

    Custom DeanJ Titanium Back-Up Peanut Lighter (no longer in production)

    handmade by our longtime EDCF member Dean Johnson (aka DeanJ). it has a very fine fit between the two halves, yet no gasket. even after 6 months i find it still has fluid in it...

    couple pixs, with other titanium items that i edc

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  2. coyote

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    more on the DeanJ's Ti Back-Up, info originallly posted on 6/12/07 over at CPF

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?200132-Titanium-Backup-SOLD-OUT-(For-Now)
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    Specifications:
    Production Run: 50
    Material: 6AL-4V Titanium
    Finish: Raw or Satin (Tumbled finish being tested)
    Exterior Dimensions: 2.19” x 0.56”
    Internal Diameter: 0.44”
    Lanyard Hole: 0.33” x 0.28” (at widest)
    Weight: 0.5 ounce (empty) 0.8 ounce (with lighter and fuel)

    The Story
    I don't smoke, but I have always carried a lighter. I want whatever I EDC to be the best. Bic lighters are reliable, but disposable. Zippo lighters are cool, but the fuel dries up. Butane lighters are flashy, but they are bulky. Keychain capsule lighters (Peanut) are small and reliable, but poorly made. To me the answer seemed obvious: a 6AL4V titanium casing to hold a key chain lighter. So, after consulting with my favorite CNC guy (and yours) I drew up some plans and headed over to the best CNC shop in town. I talked to the machinist for almost 2 hours. We went over my drawings, looked at other ‘spy capsules’ and a variety of key chain tools. Finally, he looked at me and agreed to move forward. It took several weeks, several phone calls, and several e-mails. But, last week I took delivery of small bag of titanium goodness.

    The Titanium Backup
    Smooth: I designed the Titanium Backup to be smooth so that it won’t scratch anything else. It won’t scratch your cell phone, your favorite leather wallet, or your skin (if hanging around your neck).

    Concealed: Sun Tzu (Art of War) tells us not let our enemies know our true strengths and weaknesses. The Titanium Backup is designed so that when others look at it they will not know what it is, and will not be interested in finding out. Even the key chain/lanyard hole is designed to not attract attention.

    Tough and Light: The beauty of titanium is that it is both strong and lightweight. I don’t think that it would be damaged if it were run over by a car. But, it is still lightweight enough to wear comfortably as a pendant.

    Versatile: The Titanium Backup can also be used as a backup survival kit (pendant) to hold a couple of bills (I hate being surprised that I don’t have enough cash). Also, it can act as a pocket pill case.

    Gaskets: The gaskets that usually come on these key chain lighters are thin and small. Because they are not designed to withstand heat (as in fire from a lighter), they quickly fail. The Titanium Backup is designed to be gasket free. The two titanium parts tighten together and form a great seal. Without a gasket I don’t know what the waterproof rating (how many atmospheres) would be. I do know that I put some tissue in one, tightened it down, and left it in a glass of water for the night. In the morning, the tissue was 99.9% dry. However, if you want 100% protection, there is room at the base of the threads to add a gasket (your local hardware store has a selection).
     
  3. Gary Gross

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  5. Spade115

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    well now I am carrying three lighters lol

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    Bic Lighter
    Trench Lighter
    Zippo Lighter

    The bic rides in my new Kydex Sheath. (only pic I have right now)
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  6. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Dupont and Drago collaboration:

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  7. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    1999 chrome Zippo. Exposed brass face and acid etched.
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  8. DDG.2

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    Waterproof bic for sailors

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  9. Westerdutch

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    Nice bic cover but isnt that plastic gonna melt like its nobodies business?
     
  10. DDG.2

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    @ Westerdutch
    Nice bic cover but isnt that plastic gonna melt like its nobodies business?

    Just open the box

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    Or take out the lighter

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  11. RGRAY

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    The lighter's in backwards.
     
  12. DDG.2

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    [​IMG]

    Douglass Field S
     
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    Well well, I've just got one of these (at ridiculous cost to the UK). First one wasn't even vaguely watertight and was returned. The replacement seems ok, been running for a couple of months on its first fill. Went to try and top it up and it wouldn't take more than a drop of fuel. Despite the ballache of dealing with returns, and paying duty a second time, I do like it a lot.
     
  16. ballistic

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    Stainless steel Zippo and a Maratac Peanut.

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