The Zippo Armor High Polish Brass Lighter is a line of Zippo lighters that possess a thicker, more robust case that is less prone to denting when dropped or during pocket carry. The thickness of the case is about 1.5 times thicker than in a standard Zippo. This lends itself well to being an EDC lighter for heavy use. For those who are wondering, I measured a fueled regular brass Zippo at 60 grams, a bit over 2 ounces, and the Armor at 70 grams, about 1/3 ounce heavier.
The polished brazz Zippo Armor lighter ships with a protective coating that keeps it from tarnishing… for a little while at least. After that, it will begin to develop a patina, which in my opinion simply adds to it’s charm.
Zippos are of very good quality. They are made from nice, thick metal, and are robust although they will get scratched to pieces if left in a pocket with keys, but that’s to be expected really! The lid snaps shut with a very satisfying ‘click’, and there are no gaps between the lid and the body of the lighter. The Zippo is something you’ll buy once and probably never need to replace! Replacement flints and wicks are readily available and cheap, as is additional zippo fuel.