THE HERITAGE POST logo cast in brass, soldered to the zippo and finished with a rough green/blue patina. Each Zippo is a handmade unique piece and therefore always unique.


`The Heritage Post`, the quarterly reading by publisher and designer Uwe van Afferden, has consistently developed into the leading magazine for men's culture since the first issue. What a bench. A bench with hand-carved tags, signs of wear and tear, and the mark of a work piece for eternity.

Yes, I am delighted to be asked to build the THP Zippo. 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 THP 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!


Note: The characteristics of the patina is slightly different on every Zippo, so it will never be the same as on the photos. However, all zippos of a motif from the "Collab/Brands" collection tend to be patinated in the same look.


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 THP 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 has a green/blueish patina, possibly with a slightly black patina, but nevertheless each Zippo looks a little different (different patina and feel).