Here’s a chance for you to get a Zippo with high-quality engraving done by me. Unique design, hand engraving, 2 days of love and labor to make the engraving, and all that jazz.

Hand engraved Zippo

This is a solid brass Zippo, model no 204B, brand new.

If you’d like to see a really big close up of the engraving, check it here:

Engraved Zippo

Feel free to zoom in and see absolutely every cut I made there.

It would make a nice Christmas gift, wouldn’t it? Especially when the receiver’s name is engraved on it…

I have 1 more Zippo in reserve, plus 6 in the shipping, that I’ll engrave in the future, so if you’d like to get special customized Zippo lighter just for yourself, then let me know. I’d be more than happy to make one!

15 thoughts on “Hand engraved Zippo

  1. Just want to say I really love your engraving art work.
    I have done some engraving on Zippos before, but nowhere to the extent of your skill and detail.
    I would like to ask you about what kind of tools you used for engraving?

  2. Thanks for your kind words! For engraving I use Lindsay Classic tool, you can see more about that in Steve Lindsay’s Airgraver page http://airgraver.com/Classic.htm

    Before I used GRS GraverMax SC with 901 handpiece, but as I needed to set up another workplace at my apartment, then I wanted to try Lindsay tool out.

  3. Thanks Viljo
    When I was engraving (going back a few years ago), all I used is a screwdriver and I use a grinder to make the point really sharp.
    I’ve never heard of tools like ones you mention before. Now I am defiantly getting one and get back into the art of engraving.

  4. hi i like your engraved jippo and i liked to buy it but i try to find it on ebay but its not there.anyway can i please take a second one like this.thank you.

  5. Very impressive Zippo, better then any engraved/edged Zippo I’ve seen including Japanese Zippo’s.
    Out of curiosity; what would one of your engraved Zippo’s cost approximately?

  6. Michel, thanks for liking it! With design as complicated as this it costs around $130 USD, which includes Armored Brass Zippo and shipping to anywhere. Of course I can do custom design, then the price depends how complicated the engraving is.

  7. that is one of the most beautiful and intrinsic zippos i have ever seen its just impossible that anyone could do that by hand i refuse to believe that you did that. you are a lier and a cheat and if you want me to believe that you made that you will have to make four more and sell them to me at a low low price for a poor irishman his grandfather and his three brothers!!!! but honestly if i had the money i would pay any price for a piece of art like that and i would light every cigarette, every cigar, every fire i would ever have the intention to to start with a zippo like that

  8. also if you want to go to heaven you will make 5 more for me and give them to me for free:) 🙂 🙂

  9. Jake, you, my friend, have a good sense of humor :). The bad thing about me is, of course, that I don’t want to go to heaven.

    What concerns the intricacy of the work, I must say that I’ve yet to see a machine that can do work as fine as humans can engrave. Yes the lasers can do pretty fine stuff, but they aren’t cutting the metal, just burning. Though there are some 7 or 8-axis CNC’s that can fool those who don’t know how to look at engraving and might look something like it’s hand engraved. But still no cookie.

    Humans can make stupid errors during engraving and then clean them up and make it look like it was supposed to be there. Try that with a machine.

    Anyway. How much do you offer for an engraved Zippo? You can email me if you’re too embarrassed to make a public offer 🙂

  10. it’s hell a terrible you dont want to go to heaven cus by the looks of that Hillary Clinton god needs a good new artist but that is completely irrelevant so ill stop talking about that! and as for making mistake while engraving and making it look like it was supposed to be there well i dont know much about engraving but i think that aspect of art in general ends the same we cover it up to make it look like it was supposed to be there (I’m a musician and i do that almost too often)!! but i digress (this is why i like whiskey i annoy myself less with the talkin) as for a price well its true i am a very poor man so there isn’t much i could offer you but a few old instruments and as for money the most i could afford is 100 to 150 american dollars. i too have people to take care o and a lady in my presence who wouldn’t be to happy to see me spending more than 50 cents on something to me!!!!!

  11. Nice

    it is definentlt the finest piece of zippo I ever saw.
    I am concidering to order one from you, though i’m a bit rough with my lighters (and acationally wery lucky/unlucky)I totalled the one I had when I fell of a bike. had i not landed on my lighter and glided 10 feet on it I would have busted my hip badly. It would allmost be a sin to bust up sich a fine lighter

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