The first Clipper lighter was made in 1972, and now the worldwide production level is about 450 million units per year, making it the second largest lighter manufacturer in the world.
Some people associate the use of the Clipper lighter with home-made cigarettes. This is due to the flint system often used by smokers to compress tobacco into hand-rolled cigarettes. It is also often used when smoking marijuana because the flint system also acts as a poker or "tamper". Due to the shape of the lighter, the user can also use the lighter without getting burnt. In addition, the lighters release extra butane when turned horizontally or upside down, making it easier for smokers to light bowls, bongs and pipes.
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In the early 1970s, Clipper was really something new, and smoking was still very normal. On the Youtube channel of Clipper you will find a nice video with TV advertising that was used from 1977 to 1987.
Clipper lighters popular with campers
It is not without reason that Clipper lighters are very popular with people who like to camp or enjoy being active in nature. The lighter is durable and offers several advantages over a regular disposable lighter. On the Youtube channel of Black Hat Bushcraft they even devoted a full episode to it.
Difference between Clipper and other brands of lighters.
The model of the Clipper lighter has remained unchanged for over 50 years. This shows that the design has been well thought out. The only thing that changes are the models that you can choose from. There are thousands of different Clipper lighters and that is great for collectors. But that's not all the Clipper excels at. The Clipper lighter is also technically superior. In the video below, the differences between the Clipper lighter and regular lighters are highlighted.
Clipper lighter as an aid when rolling a joint
If there is one target group where the Clipper is known, it is people who like to smoke a joint. Many users prefer a Clipper lighter, and the reason for this is perfectly shown in the video below.