Along with the katana, the kabuto (winged battle helm) boasts an integral association with the pre-Meiji Restoration samurai class. Even as early as 15th century, the kabuto had also become synonymous with honor, purpose, and persistence. To even hear the phrase “Take off the kabuto” inflamed the heart of any honorable warrior, for it equated to “surrender”. Evocative of the lighters hailing from the roaring 20s, but featuring a discrete size that won’t interfere with jacket or pant lines, and meticulously hand assembled in Japan to last more than a lifetime; you might consider loaning your new Kiribi Kabuto Short to a friend for a few moments, but surrendering it would be out of the question.
While the inspiration for the Kiribi shapes hail directly from the zenith of Art Deco, the Kabuto also incorporates an homage to the samurai class within the gesture of the wing-like cap toggle; a direct reference to the fukigaeshi (crescent like wings on the side of the kabuto). Though distinctly retro-chic on the outside, your new Kabuto Short sports a state-of-the-art modernist design, technology, and cutting-edge innovations within. Features, such as a new dual flame design that offers a wider and more gentle light for your pipe, a hinge spring made of a special polymer that is far more resilient to fatigue than steel, and, though discreet in size, offers a single tank construction of amazing fuel capacity. Your lighter, like your choice of cufflinks or writing pen, communicates much about your discerning tastes to others. Let your new Karibi Kabuto Short do some of the talking, others will get the message.
Available in red sateen, understated black matte, modernist black nickel, or the elegant silver satin now before you.
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