A wick type sparker lighter that wont leak lighter fluid and chemical burn your leg or whatever, having had this happen on several occasions I find that this is not the ideal situation for a normal day much less a day that is already testing your limits.
The Numuth V2 lighter is a machined aluminum O ring sealed flint and wick lighter. It is anodized black or orange. The top of the lighter is threaded and screws down on an o ring, making it water tight and keep the fluid from evaporating. Over the course of time it takes many months to evaporate the fluid, many times longer than a standard Zippo. It uses standard Zippo type flints, wicks, and fluid¸ making it easy to replace.
The Tohil arrived in a heavy vinyl pouch with a slider closure; it was supplied with two extra o rings and instructions. It isn’t shipped with fluid as the post frowns on this, so I dug out my fluid and extra flints, removing the insides from the lower piece and thourghly wetting the fibrous material in the insert with lighter fluid until the wick is wet. Before replacing the insert I like to add 5 or 6 extra flints under the insert in the lighter, Murphy being what he is will make sure the flint is gone when u need it most, so a bit of Murphy proofing is worth its weight in gold. Wiping down the lighter and spinning the wheel it lit on the second try and burned off the extra fluid under the wheel like a road flare. It functioned and worked flawlessly as one would expect.
The body of the lighter is machined with four flats every 90 degrees around the base for a better grip. The base of the lighter is machined flat so that it will stand upright to use as an emergency candle, or it can be used to cut bottles by providing a heat line by spinning a bottle heating the bottle with the flame around it then cooling it fast in water cracking the glass. The top of the lighter has a loop machined into the top to take a ring or a small biner to hang it from a belt loop or a pack.
I like this little lighter it holds a good amount of fluid yet isn’t bulky the o ring kept the fluid from evaporating in a hot car during the summer, it uses much less fluid than my Zippo as you don’t have to fill it twice a week due to evaporation of the fluid. The Tohil isn’t as convenient to use as a flip top lighter but it uses the same replacement flints and wicks and if the o ring seal is intact and the lid is tight it will hold the fluid indefinitely making it a great lighter for an OS kit or carry everyday.
Size: 2.2 x .8 inch
Weight: 1.4 ounce
Color: black or orange
Body: Anodized aluminum
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