Year of publication: 2020


The Japanese Koi.

Nobody knows exactly the origin of the Koi, at least there is no agreement about it. Originally settled in Asia as an edible fish and insectivore, legends have grown up about the "King of Carps". He is considered to be strong and enduring, even rapids and waterfalls leave him cold.

A homage to the diversity of this fascinating fish!


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


  • 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.

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