Lighters: Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel

Product Number: 001-068-0199

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 Short sports a state-of-the-art modernist design, technology, and cutting-edge innovations within. It features:

  • compact, convenient size for easy transport
  • 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 of amazing 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 Short do some of the talking, others will get the message.

Available in red sateen, understated black matte, elegant silver satin, or the modernist black nickel that is presently on your screen.

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Customer Reviews (8 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.69 out of 5 stars
Awesome Lighter
January 02, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I've had the Kiribi Kabuto Short for some time now, and it has been nothing short of a reliable lighter. It fills easy, and carries lightly in your pocket. I bought mine in the Black Nickel finish.
Great Lighter
December 08, 2019
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I've had mine for about two months now and use it every day. I was using my Zippo and disposable Bic lighters before and the 90 degree angle on the flame is a real game changer. The small size is very comfortable to carry in a pocket, but still subst... Read More
Love it!
March 18, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I've been using this pipe nearly every day since I got it and I couldn't be happier. The fuel capacity is much better than I expected and it's very easy to use. I smoke outside on my porch and was tired of going through half a dozen matches trying to... Read More
January 26, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
Great lighter for the price. I recenlty bought this because my xicar failed. It has remained reliable and the adjustment is easy.
High class! High quality!
July 31, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I don't know why I've never owned a lighter like this before. Always been a Zippo guy. This craftsman ship on this lighter is great. It feels so hefty and refined in the hand. Love the adjustable flame. So far, works great. I've read that it needs th... Read More
Fourth Kiribi Lighter
February 06, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I have had Kiribi lighters in the past and they all worked perfectly until they are dropped. After they are dropped once they never work the same and I always seemed to drop mine out of warranty. I have never owned the compact version until now and... Read More
Perfect stubby
December 27, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
I've had my Kiribi for about 2 years now and it has held up nicely using multiple times a day. I clean the valve area every month or so with simple 91% alcohol... The only issues I have ever had was the first few weeks I used the lighter while using ... Read More
Great quality... but...
April 17, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
This Kiribi Kabuto Short was a wish list item for me for quite a while. I finally decided to take a few dollars from my "foolin' around money" and treat myself to what I hoped would be an upgrade from matches, a beloved Zippo, and thumb-toa... Read More