KINGS & BASTARDS logo cast in brass, soldered to the zippo and finished with a rough black patina. Each Zippo is a handmade unique piece and therefore always unique.


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"Leinfelden/Echterdingen. Airplanes and Filderkraut I had immediately in my head. Many years ago I lived for a short time on the Filder near Stuttgart.


That's where Uwe 2012 opened his almost legendary store Kings & Bastards, a corner store with customer parking and a roof for dry bikes.


Uwe is a straight guy with clear ideas and you can see that not only in his assortment. You won't find anything he won't wear himself, here the passion for straight style is not only sold, it is's just fun to talk with Uwe about clothes and fine accessories. And this is exactly what his customers love and appreciate about him. Come in and look around without any pressure...his customers come to him purposefully, hardly anyone gets lost in his store by chance.


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Note: The characteristic of the patina is slightly different with every Zippo, so it will never be the same as on the photos. However, all Zippos from the "Collab/Brands" collection tend to be black patinated, sometimes with a slightly greenish patina.


You know, the last step, the patination, is still a fascinating work step for me as well, which makes every Zippo unique with a healthy portion of chance. That is why each K&B Zippo has a consecutive serial number stamped on the back. You can't see it? Make an effort, use the Zippo, give it your personal characteristic and after a while your serial number will slowly show through wear of the patina!


Each Zippo has an individual patina and comes in a gorgeous handmade leather case! For immediate use, 1 bottle of original Zippo fuel and 1 blister of replacement flints are also included.

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  • Each K&B Zippo has a serial number stamped on the back.


    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 product photos of this Zippo are sample images. The Zippo tends to have a black patina, possibly with a slightly greenish patina, but nevertheless each Zippo looks a little different (different patina and feel).



    Copyright Photos from the store: Siggi Wiest (