The Zippo pipe lighter is made to the same high quality standards as a Zippo windproof pocket lighter, but designed for the special needs of pipe smokers. The ingenious design encases the flame in metal, allowing it to be drawn directly into the pipe without bending over the side. The result: perfectly lit tobacco, with no damage to the pipe.
The insert of a Zippo pipe lighter is exactly the same size as the standard pocket lighter insert, allowing pipe smokers who have a treasured Zippo lighter the option of replacing the insert to continue carrying the favorite case.
The bottom stamp assures the authenticity of every Zippo lighter. In 2003, Zippo began lasering the powder coating off the bottom of all matte lighters to reveal the Zippo logo and date code information.