I very unceremoniously lost my cigar lighter to the lake this weekend. My favorite one at that! So the time has come for me to find a replacement. I was a bit skeptical about which to choose and how much to spend so I referred back to my favorite cigar website- Cigar Cigar Info and read through their Best Cigar Lighter article a few times while musing over my options.
I was actually quite interested in trying something different. I saw the most recent article on Ram Research called Best Torch Lighter and after reading through that I thought the Saber lighter could be very interesting to try out too. I was very intrigued by the claim that the plasma technology will produce more heat than a flame. Not only this but the lighter is powered by lithium cell batteries so it is simply recharged. It takes 1 hour to charge and will last for 3 hours once full! I’m pretty interested but not completely convinced that is it my new cigar lighter!
Figuring out what I want was actually quite a difficult task. I know I want a double flame at a minimum yet I want it to look stylish and elegant and fit into my other cigar accessories well too. Obviously the fuel has to be butane and refillable and I personally like to have a fuel window so I can know when to refill my lighter without ever getting caught out that it might not have enough fuel to light my cigars.
I also like the ability to adjust the flame size and strength. This gives me more choice and control over lighting my cigars. If I only have a thin cigar I don’t need a huge flame to light it, I like to be able to adjust the flame size to suit the cigar and the environment.
What Cigar Lighter Did I Buy?
I decided to treat myself and bought the Tonino Lamborghini lighter. Time will tell if I like it and how well it functions. I’ll be sure to share my results and thoughts on this lighter with due time on the blog. I got the black one with a little bit of red on it and at the moment am very impressed with how it looks and functions. I particularly like the honeycomb finish on the top surface of the lighter.
The lighter has a triple jet flame and is wind resistant. To me this lighter exudes style and luxury and the company itself is known for its high quality products. The lighter measures about 2.7inches high but fits comfortably in the palm of my hand.
Other Ways to Light a Cigar
There are a few choices when it comes to lighting cigars. One can also use cedar spills which are a very traditional cigar accessory and there are also cigar matches too. Everyone has their own opinions on what is best and what works for what cigar and situation however, I think the majority of the way you light a cigar boils down to what you personally like. Don’t feel you need to rush out and buy the best cigar lighter you can because you read it somewhere. Feel free to explore and experiment and try different things! Ultimately it’s the best way to learn and become a cigar aficionado yourself!