If you have purchased a hand-engraved Zippo lighter or some of our leather goods from us, here is some information you will need to prolong the life of your item for years to come.
How to fill a Zippo lighter:
1. Open your Zippo, and firmly grasp the porous neck (the part that surrounds the wick).
2. Holding the bottom of the outer casing, and holding the neck, carefully (yet firmly) pull the two pieces apart.
3. On the bottom of the Zippo's internal (non-case) piece, you will see a cotton like "pad".
4. Lift this pad up, from the non-brass nut side.
5. Using Zippo liquid lighter fluid (use Zippo brand or Ronsonol. Butane fuel will NOT work and will ruin your lighter.) Squirt the fluid into the cotton BELOW the pad.
6. As soon as the Zippo fluid comes through the top of the cotton, gently push the pad back down until
it is flush with its metal housing.
7. Place the inner body back into the external casing, with the metal cam (solid metal piece) TOWARDS the hinge spring.
Refill your lighter this way, whenever it is empty.
How to change the flint in a Zippo lighter:
If your Zippo is not producing a spark, it is more than likely because the flint needs to be changed. You can purchase these at your local drug/grocery store.
To replace the flint in your Zippo, follow these instructions:
1. Remove the internal Zippo body from the external casing.
2. With a flathead screw driver, unscrew the brass nut from the bottom of the Zippo.
3. Remove the nut and flint spring, and gently remove the old flint from the
tip of the spring. Be careful not to stretch the spring.
4. Drop a new flint into the Zippo chamber you removed the spring from.
5. Reinsert the spring and nut into the chamber, and tighten the nut.
How to care for leather products:
Leather will age over time, which reveals not only amazing colors and patinas, but also marks and scuffs from the places you've taken it. Leather is one of the most durable materials in the world, however like most things that are made to last, it needs care from time to time.
Leather over time tends to dry out. To prevent this, simply follow these instructions:
Fiebing's Saddle Soap
1. Using Fiebing's Saddle Soap, take a damp cloth and rub it onto the Saddle Soap.
2. Take the cloth to the leather and with some pressure, rub the Saddle Soap
into the leather, until the yellowish substance can no longer be seen.
3. Allow saddle soap to dry for several minutes.
4. After drying, take a soft yet dry cloth to the leather removing any remaining residue.
5. Repeat this process every 3-4 months to prolong the life of your item for generations.
You can purchase Fiebing's Saddle Soap here
We believe in the preserved quality of our products, and the methods described above are time tested techniques to keep your items in the best shape possible.