Publication year: 2021
Idea: Sebastian Kolodziejczyk
3D Artist: Carolin Köhn
Inspired by: Ricki Sam Hall (Instagram)
Last year (2020) a message reached me on Instagram: "Hey guys. Huge fan of your lighters. Stay rad!"
Delighted at the compliment, I thanked him and took a quick look at this guy's profile. When I quickly skimmed, one of his postings jumped out at me, it showed his back adorned with a huge black bear head. We got talking about this tattoo and agreed pretty quickly that the bear had to be on the Zippo. Inspired by this killer tattoo, I got to work with my incredibly talented 3D artist Caro from Hamburg and created a plastic bear head, based on Ricki's tattoo. A few prototypes and months later, this motif is now a reality and I love it!
Like all Zippos from my collection, this Zippo is limited to 91 pieces.
Each Zippo has an individual patina and comes in a gorgeous handmade leather case! For immediate use, 1 bottle of original Zippo gasoline and 1 blister of replacement flints are also included.
Each hart auf hart Zippo design (except the "Collab/Brands" collection) is limited to only 91 pieces!
With your Zippo you will receive a printed certificate with the handwritten serial number. The serial number is also stamped into the bottom right-hand corner of the Zippo, under the insert. At the bottom left you will find the stamped hartaufhart-signet (eye of the gorilla).
Accessories: A hand-sewn leather case (robust saddler's stitching) made of high-quality, vegetable-tanned cowhide of European origin offers the perfect protection for the Zippo. I produce the leather cases always collected in small quantities, each batch looks different in colour. Let yourself be surprised what kind of look you will get!
Also included is 1 bottle of Zippo fuel and 1 blister of replacement flints.
Product: Original Zippo storm lighter, refined by hartaufhart.
Material: Each Zippo is made of brass ex works (production in Bradford, USA) and refined by me according to the motif.
Finishing: Each Zippo is unique, one of a kind, no two will ever be the same, as each lighter is hand finished and individually patinated. The design application is cast from brass, hard soldered onto the brass Zippo and then patinated. The looks of the different patinas are similar from design to design, but no two Zippos look the same. For this purpose, I use tried and tested patination techniques from the art of sculpture, but also specially devised processes to create new, unusual looks. The insert is made of brass-plated steel and forms a high-gloss, elegant contrast to the patinated Zippo casing.
All pictures of this Zippo are original pictures and show exactly the lighter that you get. These are no example pictures.