I'm not a smoker so it takes something unique and eye catching to make me take notice of a lighter. As luck would have it, I've been seeing this lighter in head shops, smoke shops and adult stores more often than not. I'll confess that being a cat person the tiger head design is what first caught my attention. It is also rather inexpensive for a sturdy, metal, refillable lighter. I have never seen it priced over $5 in any store.
The exterior has a metallic finish that comes in what s referred to as either, "rose gold" or "bronze". Neither finish really successfully represents the metal it's named for but both are done well and appear to be sturdy and are pleasing in appearance. The Asian tiger design is nicely done without being garish or gaudy. Lovers of simplicity may find it over done. I'm partial to the bronze finish and find it to be an attractive item.
This lighter also happens to have a built in folding blade that measures just under 3 inches long. This can be a very handy addition or the feature that makes this product illegal to carry in your state. Please know the laws in your area before purchasing items such as this. In many states this would fall under the category of misleading knifes making it illegal.
The most impressive feature of this lighter is the ability to produce a strong, high, wind resistant flame.On it's highest setting it looks like a mini-torch. My friend purchased one for this reason alone, stating that some 'smokeables' really need this type of flame to be smoked properly. I use my lighters for incense and candles but I do value his word. After actually trying it out he reported back saying he was impressed with the product, that it met his smoking needs and he was happy with his purchase. He also stated that he finds it perfect to use with oil pipes and that it "did the job" and was a "great little torch"
I find it to be a unique,well made, dependable lighter that is well worth the $4 paid for it. I also think it's kind of pretty!