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Article about: I just bought one of these, and it may be of interest to other WW1 Imperial Germany fans, especially with the centenary coming up. A Zippo-style lighter with the 1914 EK on the case, going f

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    I just bought one of these, and it may be of interest to other WW1 Imperial Germany fans, especially with the centenary coming up. A Zippo-style lighter with the 1914 EK on the case, going for peanuts.

    Mine came from the following shop and they are $19 posted:
    http://www.micetrap.net/shop/catalog...er-p-2625.html

    Hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I thought these are perfect for Imperial Germany fans.

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    Cool piece Nick...its almost a pity I do not smoke !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thanks Steve, but you don't have to smoke to own a lighter. It would even make a desktop conversational piece. The pic really doesn't do it justice, but with 2014 round the corner, it's nice to see commemorative items coming out. Hopefully there'll be different items in the coming months.

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    cool looking lighter. does it look and feel good in the hand?

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    Yeah it does. It's a bit slimmer than a Zippo. Might be my dumbass hands but the EK fell off within minutes of use, but looking at it they had used a very tiny amount of CA or something to attach it, but I've now put several smears of epoxy on it and it's holding up perfectly. Next to a cigarette case it makes a good conversation piece.

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    Another place does the lighter in black - and it's closer to the Zippo's thickness too - and it looks the business. Both the supplier below, and the silver one in the OP are in the US.
    http://northerngoodies.com/store/item/ns_0165.html

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    Quality item then, not.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Oh the quality's there. Just the glue they used wasn't. Easily rectifiable, and most likely a one-off, as with everything you buy these days.

    But if you want a 1914 commemorative item, then sorting out a bit of epoxy is nothing.

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