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    Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Still the ultimate fire lighter evades me, primeval spark maker or modern fuel powered, gas or fluid, disposable or over-engineered, pretty or functional, the list goes on.
    Latest to vie for the post is a very expensive Wenger.

    A liquid fuel powered flint and wick lighter to compare with a Zippo, it immediately appeals to the gadget concious



    The gimmick here is that it carries it's own seperately sealed spare fluid reservoir for use when the main compartment eventually evaporates or gets used up. Available in different finishes from my favourite dealer with a capital H



    The lighter is essentially in three parts, a conventional flint and wick petrol lighter - a seperate backup fuel container - and a spares compartment. All 'O' ring sealed except fro the flip top cap, so I'm guessing usual evaporation from the main tank if kept stored - I haven't tested it yet but I expect between a week to two weeks.



    To make a shorter lighter the spare tank can be left off and the spares holder screwed on instead.



    The sealed spare fluid reservoir has a natty little spring valve to allow a small dribble of fuel to come out - either to refill the main reservoir or to spice up a reluctant piece of tinder....



    The main reservoir is of conventional design with cotton wadding and a spring tensioned flint tube. Four spare flints are kept in a plastic ring inside the lower spares compartment.......



    ......however by ditching the plastic ring you can store spare flints and some spare wick easily in there instead -



    It's not as hot as gas, nor as weatherproof, but will work at any altitude and has a pleasant 'feelgood' real flame feeling



    But will it become as much of a friend as a copper and brass Zippo with a back-up fuel cannister? Not sure....


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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Nice review mate.I know someone who may get one this Christmas.
    "There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you"

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    How expensive exactly!?
    Where can I get a Zippo spare fuel carrier like yours!!
    Cheers.
    Chris

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by rlocock View Post
    Nice review mate.I know someone who may get one this Christmas.
    Maybe not,I've just checked the price
    "There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you"

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Well!!

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    I`m not one for gadgets particularly but I really like that

    Nice review

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris the Cat;
    How expensive exactly!?
    Where can I get a Zippo spare fuel carrier like yours!!
    Cheers.
    Chris
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris the Cat;
    Well!!


    Heinnies have the lighter for 62 and Google for the fuel canister...

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by zardoz View Post


    Heinnies have the lighter for 62 and Google for the fuel canister...
    Thanks,I was pretending to be impatient with rlocock,we were posting one after the other-just a bit of fun.
    C da C

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Ah, I misunderstood, cheers

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    No worries mate! I did look as if I was being a bit rude!
    (just ordered a spare fuel canister for my Zippoby the way!)
    Is the Wenger worth the extra bucks would you say?
    Cheers.
    Chris.

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    In terms of worth, certainly not, it's one of those 'it's worth what some is willing to pay for it' kind of things. A fraction of the price will buy a nice petrol lighter with a spare fuel cannister, and despite it being nicely put together it's still not my holy grail of lighters.

    Biggest niggle I've found so far is that it won't stand up. But it's very ergonomic in a 'something to fondle in front of the tv' sort of way.

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    Re: Wenger Adventurer wick and flint lighter

    Cheers for that! Think I will stay with my 25year old Zippo for a while longer then!
    Take care.
    Chris.

 

 

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