With the help of "gold weights", gold dust was weighed on the African continent for a long time. The design of these forms, which mostly represented plants, folk wisdom or animals, was the responsibility of local artists who created wax models and then cast these into copper alloys, mostly bronze, but also brass, silver and lead. The template for this series are original bronze gold weights originating from the Ivory Coast region at the beginning of the 20th century.
Each Zippo has an individual patina and comes in a beautiful, handmade leather case! For immediate use, 1 bottle of Original Zippo Gasoline and 1 Blister Replacement Flintstones is included.
GOLDWEIGHT No.2 - 11/91
Product: An original Zippo lighter, refined by hartaufhart.
Material: Every Zippo is made from brass (Production in Bradford, USA) and refined by my hand.
Refinement: Every Zipp is an individual. There will never be one similiar to another as every lighter is designed by hand. Motifs will be casted by hand, soldered and patinated in the end, depending on the look. The looks of the different patinations of course are somehow related to each other. I am working with old techniques from the stone cutting employment as well as I am trying out new things to create new, exceptional looks. Depending on the look, the insert stays brassplated on the original or will be coppered thinly by me.
Packaging: A handmade case made of high-quality, vegetable-tanned leather (German production) provides the perfect protection for the Zippo. Analogous to the Zippo, the case becomes more and more beautiful through use over the years.
All pictures of this Zippo are original pictures and show exactly the lighter that you get. These are no example pictures.