Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Minituare Zippo

While visiting my aunt's sport merchandise shop last year, I spotted a nice minituare zippo displayed in her shop. It is not a real zippo of course, just a replica. The replica was a attached to a key chain. Anyway I just remove the key chain from it.

Because she knows me as a zippo collector, she just gave the minituare zippo as a gift.

Anyway here it is. I have 2 pictures, the first one is to compare the size of the minituare to a real sized zippo and the second picture one is the inside of it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Terengganu Classic

Lucky me, I got this really worned out lighter at Pasar Payang Terengganu. There is this old man selling old and discarded items, like old watch, coins and this really cool lighter.

I haggle with him for the lighter, and got it for only RM2.00.

While I was showing the lighter to my brother, he like the lighter that he almost offer me to buy it for RM30.00. However, I never resell my collection. This will go the special box of lighter I have at my room.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Austrian Knight

I am writing again (hopefully no more long months of delay…). I should not put this kind of excuses after a long delay in updating this blog; excuses like, I am too busy to update the blog,….a lot of things happening in my life now.. errr oil prices gone up like 40%..... my machine got struck by lightning….. just got into a new job good pay but pretty stress like *&^% … a lot of the people done like the prime minister….

Anyway, here is a lighter that I ask my cousin to buy when her family went for a holiday in Austria.

A zippo with the Austrian’s coat of arms. I am just imagining those old European knights in the war horse ..smoking cigar, lighting up the cigar with the metal plate zippo with their metal plate gauntlet…. (please ignore this fantasy)

Anyway here it is.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


A friend of mine name Guru, bought me this zippo look alike while going for a business trip in Hong Kong. Very nice design and the old bronze look really make the dragon look alive.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


There was a long period of time , where i forgot for a while about my lighters. I was busy with raising my daughter, at the same time tried myself in retail business which did not pull out as what I expected. Started to do a lot of freelance job. So the lighters was neglected, my wife just put the small collection that I have in a box and stored it somewhere in my store room.

Apparently the interest all came back when my new company (just join about less than a year) sent me for a knowledge transfer project in South Carolina, USA. I was in Greenville, South Carolina in December 2006 for about a month. Seriously Greenville is beautiful. Seriously beautiful.

Well as I am in US, i might as well buy myself a momento, (I already got a list from my wife, parents and in laws to buy so I think I had to buy something for myself too). So while walking through one the many shopping malls there,
I found a really nice zippo with the US emblem engraved on it.

I called it Carolina. heheheheh


Friday, November 2, 2007

Mat Khir

After hearing my interest in collecting metal lighters, a friend of mine gave his zippo to me as a present ( I think he wants to get rid of it). It was a slim ZIPPO SPECTRUM, well used but still in good condition. The zippo is the first 2nd hand zippo I have for my collection.

As with other lighters I have before, I put a name on the zippo. I called it Mat Khir, in reference to my friend. Thanks Bro for the zippo.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fading Marlboro

Today is the first day , my team started the follow the sun shift.
No more night shift, only 12 hrs work from 7am to 7pm. It was hectic at first , with new process and job scope, I turn my trouble to coffee and a box of Marlboro soft pack.

This reminds me of my lookalike zippo lighter ( mind u.. it is not a zippo or a rippo) that I call the Fading Marlboro. It look old and and worn, the paint of a Marlboro logo is already faded after worn of use for more than 4 years. I think I bought it in early 2003, at Seremban's R&R near the PLUS

Highway. I use it as a replacement so that I wont worn out my First Love ..... refer to my previous post.

Any way here is the picture of the lighter.