Pipe lighters are obviously an integral part of your pipe smoking experience. Some people think it's best to use ordinary matches to light your pipe, others prefer a butane non torch lighter for their pipe. Some lighter manufacturers make pipe specific lighters, with a hole cut out in the windshield.

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pipe DON FLORIAN 3rd BRIAR table lighter ITALY
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pipe DON FLORIAN 6th BRIAR table lighter ITALY
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TOBACCO SMOKING TOBACCO PIPE SNAKE Lighter Colors
TOBACCO SMOKING TOBACCO PIPE SNAKE Lighter Colors
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TOBACCO SMOKING TOBACCO PIPE SCORPION Lighter Colors
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Creative Novelty Deformable Heart Shape Butane Refillable Pipe Cigarette Lighter
Creative Novelty Deformable Heart Shape Butane Refillable Pipe Cigarette Lighter
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1973 Zippo Lighter Advertising Cactus Pipe Supply Co Houston Texas Near MInt
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New Honest Colorful Cigarette Cigar Lighter Smoking Pipe Lighter With Gift Box
New Honest Colorful Cigarette Cigar Lighter Smoking Pipe Lighter With Gift Box
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NEW Tobacco Smoking Pipe Durable Classical Cigar Pipe with Rubber Best Gift
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Handmade Retro Copper Refillable Flint butane Lighter With Pipe Tamper YDJ08
Handmade Retro Copper Refillable Flint butane Lighter With Pipe Tamper YDJ08
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Leather Tobacco Pipe Lighter and Czech Tool All in One Model LGHT08 Gold
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PIEZO ELECTRIC PIPE LIGHTER GBD GOLD COLOR
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old Kingstar pipe lighter in box nice
$15.95
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Soccer Windproof Flame Jet Butane Gas Lighter Cigarette Smoke Pipe World Cup Hot
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New TSUGE Cigarette and Samll Lighter Case IPPUKU Cotton Bag Small
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Gold Bottle Opener Windproof Cigar Lighter Butane Gas Flame Pipe Cigaratte Jet
Gold Bottle Opener Windproof Cigar Lighter Butane Gas Flame Pipe Cigaratte Jet
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So should you use a match or a pipe lighter? It's all down to convenience and your own preference. If you are outside and it's windy, matches probably are not the best choice. There are many wind-proof lighters available today. However, their flame generally burns hotter and stronger, is this the best way to light your tobacco?

It is also inconvenient when you run out of matches, but then again, lighters need refuelling and can run out before you are aware. There is no right and wrong in matches or lighters. If you prefer matches, just remember to keep them dry, if you prefer pipe lighters just remember to keep it topped up.