Lighters: Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte

Product Number: 001-068-0197

Along with the katana, the kabuto (winged battle helm) boasts an integral association with the pre-Meiji Restoration samurai class. While the inspiration for the Kiribi shapes all hail directly from the zenith of Art Deco, the Kabuto also incorporates an homage to this tradition 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 sports a state-of-the-art modernist design, technology, and cutting-edge innovations within. It features:

  • angled flame design that offers a convenient and more gentle light for your pipe
  • hinge spring made of a special polymer that is far more resilient to fatigue than steel
  • single tank construction with impressive fuel capacity
  • 100% hand assembled in Japan
  • sturdy brass, steel, and nickel construction

Your lighter, like your choice of cuff-links or writing pen, communicates much about your discerning tastes to others. Let your new Kiribi Kabuto do some of the talking, others will get the message.

The Kiribi Kabuto is available in red sateen, sophisticated silver satin, the modernist black nickel, or the understated black matte before you.

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Customer Reviews (13 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.96 out of 5 stars
Functional Art
December 26, 2019
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Update - I used this lighter for one pipe a day for 71 days before I needed to refill it with butane (probably would have even lasted longer if I hadn’t played with it constantly when I got it). I don’t know how they do it but they manage to regulate... Read More
Exceptional Lighter
April 02, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
For the price, this lighter is exceptional. Once filled with butane this lighter fires up about 3 times as long as other lighters I own. Very good flame control.
Really Nice
August 21, 2017
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Really well made for such a reasonable price; this little guy packs a good tank and excellent flame control in a trusty lighter.
Functions as good as expected
July 10, 2022
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Verry solid lighter, the striker was a little stiff at first but loosened up with use. Very reliable yet not wind resistant.
Solid Design
April 12, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
A beautiful lighter, well made and functional. Nicely packaged too.
March 10, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Far happier with this purchase than I had anticipated. My pipes have never been lit so uniformly! I really thought I was going to feel like I over-spent on this item, but the more I use it, the happier I am that I decided to make the investment.
Wonderful Lighter
June 04, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
If you're looking for just one lighter to purchase for you pipe smoking needs, this is the one. Made in Japan kinda says it all. Great build quality, stylish, and most importantly, functional. You'll get a light every time, and as iconic as Zippo l... Read More
Excellent purchase!
May 10, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
This product was an awesome purchase! It works at higher elevations perfectly because of its brilliant and easy design! I live at an elevation of 4650 so, to find a lighter that can handle the elevation is so worth it!
Can't say enough good
July 25, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Some 40+ years ago I had a couple of bad experiences with a brand of refillable lighters that turned into a couple of expensive paperweights, The reviews here convinced me to give this one a try...I'm glad I did. The thing that convinced me besides t... Read More
High quality
March 09, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
high quality lighter! very well made and fits well in the it!
Fuel efficient
January 20, 2017
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Don't mean to boast, but I have a xikar, imcorana and a kabuto .the kabuto is the most fuel efficient!
Great value
November 17, 2016
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
One of the best l have bought in over 50years. It works!!
Excellent lighter
February 25, 2014
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Black Matte
Received the lighter today and am very happy with it. Has a pleasing heft and lights easily & reliably, once you've gotten used to it. Also like the adjustability of the flame height - anywhere from a small nub of light to a bonfire. Yet it ma... Read More