Nice, but a finnicky little thing to refuel. Turns out "premium butane" is very special indeed. Zippo won't do, and don't even think about Ronson.
Anything less than "triple refined" will instantly gum the works. Good luck finding triple refined butane when your natty little lighter runs out in East Jesus, Wyoming. Ask the gas station jockey for "Korean brand" butane (preferably with a metal applicator tip) and you'll be walking out with another $1 plastic bic.
From the booklet:
RECOMMENDED PREMIUM BUTANE
â¢ Be sure to purchase âpremiumâ butane
also referred to as âtripleâ or âdouble reï¬nedâ.
â¢ There are several recommended brands in the
marketplace which are âMade in Koreaâ and
come in large metal (10 â 13 oz.) cans with
a metal ï¬ll tip, as opposed to a plastic one.
â¢ Check with a tobacco retailer in your
area to ï¬nd the recommended Korean brands. (Posted on 5/12/08)