Winchester Zippo

Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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Winchester Zippo

Post by 1967redrider » Tue May 26, 2020 10:57 pm

My newest Winchester isn't a knife, but a Zippo. Anyone know anything about lighters? I picked this up in its used but totally functional condition for $20. I haven't seen one like this before, including a picture of the "ZIPPO Bradford PA" stamp on the bottom. Added flint and fluid and it fired right up. It will definitely get some pocket time.
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue May 26, 2020 11:20 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:57 pm
My newest Winchester isn't a knife, but a Zippo. Anyone know anything about lighters? I picked this up in its used but totally functional condition for $20. I haven't seen one like this before, including a picture of the "ZIPPO Bradford PA" stamp on the bottom. Added flint and fluid and it fired right up. It will definitely get some pocket time.
Nice Zippo. ::tu::
It looks like yours is from 1977.
Here is their date chart.
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Post by 1967redrider » Tue May 26, 2020 11:38 pm

That's an awesome chart on Zippos, thanks Skip! ::handshake::
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed May 27, 2020 12:50 am

1967redrider wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:38 pm
That's an awesome chart on Zippos, thanks Skip! ::handshake::
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed May 27, 2020 1:18 am

So this one would be 1965 I guess?
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by hardman » Wed May 27, 2020 1:54 am

I am sure you probably know this, but some may not. Zippo owns W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery, also made in Bradford PA. Two great American companies in my opinion.
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed May 27, 2020 4:53 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:18 am
So this one would be 1965 I guess?
If that actually is one "dot" then yes, it's from 1965.
Here is a more general dating chart.
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by 1967redrider » Wed May 27, 2020 11:53 pm

Thanks again, Skip! ::handshake::

With the way Case does their dating system, the one Zippo uses is not surprising.
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by 1967redrider » Sat May 30, 2020 8:57 pm

I think the thing I like most about this lighter is its compact size. A much slimmer profile compared to the Black Ice Zippo I was previously carrying. And it's easier on lighter fluid.
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Re: Winchester Zippo

Post by Hideaway Knives » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:23 pm

Great design looks durable ^

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