From timeless design to the unmistakable "click" ... from the quality of materials and workmanship to the Lifetime Guarantee... these are the features that make a Zippo lighter so satisfying to own. The fact that the Zippo windproff lighter has endured, virtually unchanged, for over 80 years is proof of its appeal to millions of usesrs an collectors.
A Zippo Armor lighter is heavier than a regular Zippo lighter because the walls of the case are about 1.5 times thicker. The bottom stamp has an A in a shield, indicating that it is Armor
Zippo released the Zippo BLU in 2007 (although there are many 2005 pre-release models). These are butane torch lighters, which Zippo has gone to great lengths to make sure are still "identifiable as a Zippo". Specifically, the lid and cam were "tuned" so that the lighter still makes the distinctive "Zippo click", and also it is one of the only butane torch lighters that uses a flint and striker wheel. There is also the BLU2, which features a more square frame and eliminates the fuel gauge on the side of the original zippo BLU