Anyone else wanting the solid titanium Zippo to be remade?

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From what I could find, the model 110 Solid Titanium Zippo was part of their "Pure" and "Precious Metals" line-up from 2001 to 2006, and at the time, retailed for around $100 (think the price of Ti has come down since then, though Chinese outer sleeve replicas still sell for around $120).
Would love to just buy an original from that period, but due to it now being a collectible, they rarely go up for sale, and even used ones seem to sell for at least a few hundred dollars. At the time they were available, I don't recall ever hearing about them.
Was just wondering if this is something others here were interested in, and if so, would it be something that Massdrop could maybe sway Zippo into remaking? I asked Zippo's customer relations if they could possibly suggest reintroducing it in the future (now that Ti has grown in popularity vs 17 years ago), but only got "at this time, we are not aware of this lighter being produced again." Personally think this would slot in nicely under their $12k solid gold (lol!) and $180 pure sterling models (would probably only be worth $60 imo, but I'm sure some of us would probably still pay double that, given the few alternatives out there).
Would really prefer they made a new solid Ti Zippo Slim (would make a nice alternative to the tiny Ti peanut lighters out there), but would be happy with either Slim or Regular, or both. Dunno.. maybe it's just my OCD compelling me to find a nice Ti lighter to match my Ti watches, knives, flashlights, belt buckles, etc.. =/

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Thebigfil
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Mar 25, 2020
They won't remake it. Unfortunately bonding the steel to the titanium is really hard. I've had mine fixed twice, now it's broken again and I can't be bothered to send it back.
AFD_0
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Mar 25, 2020
Think after 3 different Ti revisions over many years they would've realized this already. Welding Ti has always been very difficult. Wonder if it's any easier if they used a Ti hinge instead of steel? Or maybe use an industrial epoxy?
Thebigfil
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Mar 26, 2020
Or just a rivet. like the old school zippos. I'll sell mine for a good offer but even in two halves it's one of my favourites.
SilverSSSC
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Jan 25, 2020
I would love one of these as well!
I_Rate59
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Jul 13, 2019
Yes! These came and went before I got the chance. EDC hardware like this lasts forever, and that's exactly what I need.
Percyiris
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Jun 13, 2019
Thunderbird is too tight; at least it is in the one I bought.
Percyiris
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Jun 13, 2019
I now cannot remove the Thunderbird insert. Going to have to drill the insert to get a grip on it to remove it.
I_Rate59
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Jul 13, 2019
Lighter fluid can act like an oil. Either that or penetrating oil will get stuck components out easier than damaging it with a drill.
I wrote to them and they said no plans (and no old stock). I ended buying an untouched, mint condition (complete with orange sticker attached) one but it cost me an arm and a leg.
AFD_0
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Feb 7, 2019
Thanks for the feedback on the knock-off Ti Zippos. If I end up going with one of those and a Thunderbird Vector butane insert, I guess it will be good enough. I also really like those other 'steampunk' non-Zippo style petrol lighters on that same page. If I could justify spending $800 on a genuine Ti Zippo though, I'd absolutely use the damn thing.. collector's value be damned! =D
thewoodrow
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Aug 31, 2020
I picked up 3 Ti Chinese versions. Looking at them side by side with a genuine Ti Zippo, gotta say I prefer the stockier (and better) Chinese vetsions. The hinges are super stout. One has a rubber seal. The other two are super HD. All three keep fluid longer. Side by side with an armored Steel Zippo and a genuine Ti Zippo. I prefer engineering and lifetime usefulness over a brand name.
TRIDANK
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Jan 22, 2019
I am waiting for this! Sign me up!!!
AFD_0
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Jan 22, 2019
I'll let you know if Zippo ever gets off their duff and puts these back into production!
TRIDANK
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Jan 22, 2019
Yes please I’ve look everywhere and nothing...
DarkTimber
Jan 25, 2018
If it was made well and not just speedily produced for moneys (not that I think it would go down like that) I would be down to drop some money for one.