questionswhat is the best affordable cigar lighter?

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According to this article here, http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Archives/CA_Show_Article/0,2322,1119,00.html, you should be using a cedar spill or a butane lighter.

Hope that helps.

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I find that butane works the best.

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@catbertthegreat: What a great link...Definitely going to have to bookmark that one! Now I guess my question becomes, whats a good affordable quality butane lighter?

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@spike1313: I don't know, ask on some cigar forums or wait for some of the cigar smokers here to chime in on what they use.

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I asked the Lord & Master, who is also Cuban. He recommends buying a butane lighter definitely and recommends Colibri. Here's a website to give you an idea of costs. http://www.colibrimall.com/
His best advice is to spend just enough that you won't be heartsick if you should lose it. His is a lovely slimline with a built in cigar cutter.

Edit: He did just mention that the company went bankrupt last year, so maybe might want to forget that rec. But the butane recommendation stands.

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Eh, I would try to go to Wally World and buy one of their Ronson Jet-Lites. It's basically a torch lighter for three bucks, and if you break it they're cheap enough to buy a new one. Even though I have had the same one for +50 cigars.

Also, Colibri makes good stuff. . . but they're way overpriced.

As always, Xicar makes great accessories and I'm pretty sure all of their products come with a lifetime warranty, which is always a great deal.

As somebody said, you could try going to a cigar forum. www.cigar-mafia.com has always been helpful to me and the company is great.