After numerous responses and requests with the Standard Peanut and Split Pea Lighters our staff members wondered what could be done to make it better. The answer is make it bigger and also increase the size of the spark wheel for even easier use with and without gloves. These two changes make a dramatic difference in extended runtime and versatility of use in any condition. The XL Peanut Lighter is also perfect for extended trips where you will need more than a few days of firestarting.
I ordered a brass lighter - I believe it was a peanut XL. XL for sure. It is about the same height as a Zippo with the cap on and about 1/2" in diameter. The brass is awesome and I'm glad I got it when I had the chance. The cap seals tight. My local store only had the Zippo lighter fuel and it works well with this lighter. I will try other fuels eventually but Zippo fuel works great. I can't remember what the weight of the lighter is but it's barely noticeable in my pocket. Overall an excellent lighter. Excellent shopping experience and shipping was incredibly fast. I believe I got it in 3 days.
I’m a tool and die maker finishing up his career.
Congratulations on a simple engineering accomplishment for a problem plaguing white gas lighters for years.
A suggestion would be a heavier knurled at the bottom of the main body, helping a pipe smoker to dip it into the bowl…
Cramped old fingers.
This is the perfect lighter to carry if you like being prepared but don’t often use a lighter. It has the quality and durability to last a lifetime and the fluid doesnt evaporate like a zippo. I bought the regular peanut and plan to also buy the XL. It may seem pricey but once you get it you won’t care about what it cost. Great product.
Spend some time reading write-ups on Best Lighters on the blogs. Many look excellent. Then read actual user reviews and you see how they break, leak fuel, malfunction, don't work when temp is below freezing, and so forth. THIS is the ONLY one I have found that just plain WORKS... all the time. And doesn't leak fuel when it's full in your pocket. Very robust construction. It's my EDC. Just get it.... It's pricy but it works.
Also available in stainless, anodized aluminum and titanium!
(Photo is the brass XL and separate brass "auxiliary fuel tank")
Absolutely the best lighter I've ever owned!