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    I'm kind of surprised that a titanium lighter doesn't exist! I don't count the zippo since it's really just the same old zippo insert in a silly little ti box. What I'd like to see is a Ti butane lighter of Sarome Sj quality.

    If you know of any butane lighter made of Ti (not ti colored) from days gone by or planned for realease or available now I'd really like some info !

    Perhaps titanium just doesn't effectively seal well ? If you can think of a reason why ti isn't suitable, that would be interesting to know.
    Titanium flashlights are like solid gold radial tires

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    I'm curious too.

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    Well, there's a Bugatti made of Palladiumó
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    The deep bores and milled cavities required in most designs would be a bugger in Ti, IMHO. Since the metal would only cost a couple bucks, I am sure someone here will step up to the plate and make these! Count me in for a couple!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo
    The deep bores and milled cavities required in most designs would be a bugger in Ti, IMHO. Since the metal would only cost a couple bucks, I am sure someone here will step up to the plate and make these! Count me in for a couple!!
    Don , I just finished checking out your webpage and can hardly refrain from nominating you!

    That's one impressive coat hanger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo
    The deep bores and milled cavities required in most designs would be a bugger in Ti. . .
    Looks like a Current EDM is in orderó
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    Quote Originally Posted by xochi
    Don , I just finished checking out your webpage and can hardly refrain from nominating you!
    Don't distract Don, legions of eager CPF folk who are hanging out waiting for a new release of the McLux III PD in Ti will be all cursing you.

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    I would love one too! We can but dream...

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    this isn't titanium, but prob the next best lighter available (not zippo)

    http://www.bestblade.com/product.cgi...&product=14356

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    I'm not meaning to slam that lighter , I've never actually seen/used one but I have a feeling that "high strength die cast alloy" means cheap pot metal. Vector sells a torch lighter that is around the same price and several folks here are quite fond of it. I picked one of those up with the intention of buying it but I was very unimpressed with it's construction. Folks say they are very reliable though.
    Titanium flashlights are like solid gold radial tires

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    Zippo makes a Titanium lighter. Cost is almost $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancelot1
    Zippo makes a Titanium lighter. Cost is almost $100.
    I am pretty sure the original poster was aware of that-

    " I don't count the zippo since it's really just the same old zippo insert in a silly little ti box. "

    He was expressing an interest in an alternative to the Zippo.

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    Going to briefly revive this necrothread: there are now a number of non-Zippo solid titanium lighters. It appears that all are made in China, cost ~$125 to $200, and have a hinge that, unlike the Zippo, is flush-mounted to the lighter case. The quality is very good.

    One final note: most of these are sold without an actual lighter insert, so just be ready to spend ~$15 for a nice butane insert. The Zippo butane insert and the Z-plus 2.0 Extreme both will not fit.
    Last edited by Cobra 6 Actual; 11-29-2020 at 04:04 PM.

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