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A third round of new tricks to learn with your zippo. 

By the way the lighter looks a little odd because I can't find my real zippo, this is a very similar bomblighter, which works just fine for demo purposes. 

The original - Basic Zippo Tricks

My second round - Zippo tricks 2

Learn how to reflint and rewick your zippo. 

As always: Video...

Step 1: Palm squeeze and light

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Take your Zippo-ing hand, pinch the top corner just above the hinge in between your index and thumb, hinge facing up.

Now your middle finger should push on the top corner of the lighter on the opposite side from the hinge, if you're having trouble take a look at the photos, to make sure you have it right because it's not that easy to explain.

Now push the lighter in with your middle finger allowing it to catch on the webbing of your fingers, with this one pressure isn't the key, it's more about getting a continuing motion.

Now bring your middle finger round and light it.

Flick your wrist back to close the lighter. 
CyrulC11 months ago


CyrulC11 months ago


MakerJeff4 years ago
Cool vid. Zippo tricks are fun, but they can be hard on the hinge.
killerjackalope (author)  MakerJeff4 years ago
A lot of them are just fine, anything that puts a twisting motion on it can be pretty rough though...
nerfer1924 years ago
whats up with your chimney? do you have a custom insert cuz the holes dont look like their in the right place. or maybe its a old one and im a nub?
killerjackalope (author)  nerfer1924 years ago
umm did you read the intro? Second line in, had to use a bomblighter, essentially the same because my Zippo has mysteriously disappeared and the other is in a box somewhere...
Dr. Pepper4 years ago
What's up with that black video after 33 seconds? LOL
killerjackalope (author)  Dr. Pepper4 years ago
The video's over. Youtube's just wetting itself for some reason.
Oh, I knew the video was over. Nice tricks by the way!
killerjackalope (author)  Dr. Pepper4 years ago
Thanks pepper...