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Jason.Element
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Apr 25, 2019
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If you could get COPPER Zippos that would make my year. It would love to add a copper zippo to my EDC. 😉
Apr 25, 2019
SDante
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Apr 25, 2019
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Lots of problems with copper. exempli gratia, heavier, thicker, overheat problems, loose joins, id est.
Apr 25, 2019
Jason.Element
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Apr 25, 2019
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There were copper plated version too.
Apr 25, 2019
SDante
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Apr 25, 2019
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"Plated" being the key word there. There were also gold plated weapons, even though cordite erodes gold and causes jams. A coat being available says nothing about it's value.
Apr 25, 2019
Jason.Element
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Apr 25, 2019
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Well they did make solid copper Zippos for around 20 years or so, I believe 2003 was the last time though. Anyway I want a genuine copper look. I have solid copper flashlights and knife scales. Would like to have a zippo. The originals go for $80 plus.
Apr 25, 2019
SDante
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Apr 26, 2019
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The solid copper, "vintage copper", ones? Yea, you can still get them pretty easy. Made from solid copper ALLOY given that ACTUAL copper wouldn't work very well. They go for less than 15 even today. They are just collectibles not vintage, give them about 30 years before they have any kind of vintage.
Apr 26, 2019
SDante
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Apr 26, 2019
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There's loads for sale. Not antique or vintage (no copper Zippo is) but antique "look" is easy to get, 90s era onwards.
Apr 26, 2019
Fixall
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Jun 11, 2019
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Bull. The Zippos that are actually made from copper alloy and not just plated with copper go for $50+ all day long on ebay. The real ones have "copper" stamped onto the bottom.
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Jun 11, 2019
SDante
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Jun 12, 2019
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I have a copper alloy Zippo, brass is just another word for copper alloy. Date mark is XVI, so 2000. Cost me $20 AUD new. Sell for about $10 any day of the week. They did stamp "copper" some of them in the upper left corner, but even those ones are just alloy, like a copper coin. They're easy enough to come by, any only a spendthrift pays $50.
Jun 12, 2019
Dermott
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Nov 14, 2020
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There are solid copper Zippos. They were special editions, only made for a couple years. Stamped "COPPER" on the bottom. You can find them on eBay; usually north of $75. They tarnish fast, like you'd expect from raw copper, but they look great, in my opinion. Hinge mechanism is still steel, so no issues there. The folks below suggesting that a copper Zippo wouldn't work, or that they were only plated are flat wrong.
Nov 14, 2020
Dermott
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Nov 14, 2020
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The "antique copper" ones are plated in a copper alloy, over a brass body. There are solid copper Zippos. They stamped them "COPPER" on the bottom. They work just fine. I've got one. You can find them on eBay occasionally. They're not cheap.
Nov 14, 2020
Fixall
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Nov 17, 2020
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Trust me when I say you're not going to get through to that Dante fella, lol.
Nov 17, 2020
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