Originally Posted by ferrari355fi
I've never understood spending money on a lighter. You always lose them, and when you don't lose them it is because you are always thinking about where it is. So it is one more thing to worry about when you should actually be relaxing. Whether it is a $15 torch lighter or a $500 dupont, they both get the job done. It shouldn't be about the lighter, rather it should be about the cigar.
You're right of course, it is always about the cigar, regardless of what lighter is used. I won't attempt to argue with that. As Feyd pointed out however, people still purchase Rolexes when an entry level quartz Timex would actually keep more precise time. In this case the lighter would be reserved for home use and perhaps black tie events where smoking is likely to occur, that way I really don't have to worry about losing it.