Years ago I used to have a silver zippo lighter. It wasn't actual silver, but some kind of bright metal. I've no idea what. I had it for years. The hinge broke at one point and somebody fixed it for me, as sending it back to Zippo for repairs wasn't something that entered our minds .. Around the same time Murphy's Stout were giving away brass Zippo lighters. I think I also had one of those. From what I recall the Murphy's lighter was smaller.
I've no idea where either lighter ended up. I suspect they're buried in the bottom of a box somewhere and I'll probably find them again when I'm not even looking for them.
For Christmas this year I was given a brand new Zippo lighter - this time round it's silver plate with an antique finish.
It's a gorgeous piece and I love the feel of it and the signature "click" that it makes.
I filled it up with lighter fluid this evening and of course managed to get way too much in it - which led to my hands igniting 🙂
Not the first time that I've done that and probably not the last.