The Black Crackle 1941 Replica Lighter
A windproof lighter that is a reproduction of the legendary black crackle lighter used in World War II. The lighter sports a dimensional U.S. Army pewter emblem giving it a rugged and durable look.
1941 Replica Lighter:
Introduced in 2001 in Japan and 2002 globally, several distinctive characteristics distinguish the 1941 Replica from today's familiar Zippo windproof lighter. The 1941 case has flat planes with sharper, less rounded edges where the front and back surfaces meet the sides. The lid and the bottom are joined with a four-barrel hinge, just as they were on the original 1941 design. The current Zippo lighter has a five-barrel hinge.
The inside unit closely replicates the design of the original 1941 model inside unit. Like the outside, the sides of the inside unit are flatter, with squared edges where they meet the front and back surfaces. The inside unit has fewer holes in the chimney, and is also fitted with a hollow rivet that holds the striking wheel in place.
Silver foil gift box featuring an art deco design is the standard packaging for the 1941 Replica models.
The Black Crackle lighter
- Emblem Attached
- Black wrinkle powder coat finish
- 1941 Replica Case
- Lasered hinge
- Bottom stamp featuring manufactured year
- Lifetime guarantee
- Lighter comes unfilled. Use Zippo premium lighter fluid (sold separately)
- Genuine Zippo windproof lighter with distinctive Zippo "click"
- All metal construction
- Windproof design works virtually anywhere
- Refillable for a lifetime of use
- For optimum performance, use genuine Zippo premium lighter fluid, flints, and wicks
is the product that made Zippo Manufacturing Company what it is today- an American icon recognized throughout the world. From 1933 until 1942, Zippo lighter cases were manufactured from brass and chrome. During WWII, all brass material was supplied to the military effort and was not available for domestic use. Zippo produced a steel case lighter and inside unit. Because the drawn steel cases had an uneven, unsightly finish, they were coated with a thick black material that baked to a crackled finish. Today, Zippo applies a Black Wrinkle finish using a specially formulated powder coating process.
All Zippo windproof lighters are made in Zippo’s Bradford, PA factory.