Lighters: Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte

Product Number: 001-068-0200

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, modernist black nickel, elegant silver satin, or the understated black matte which is now before you.

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Customer Reviews (12 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.42 out of 5 stars
Good Light/Value
January 05, 2015
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I couldn't choke down nearly double the money for another Old Boy Pewter. With the help of Keith, I landed upon this one and am not sorry I did. It's a fine lighter and I believe it does everything the Old Boy does; and perhaps a bit more. The wing o... Read More
Good less expensive alternative to an im Corona
August 02, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
It works very well. My only nit pick would be a clunky flint wheel(compared to an Old Boy, and the flame angle tends to leave a lot of soot on the lighter, and sometimes burns the fingers.
Great utility in a compact package
October 26, 2017
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I bought this as a backup for an older Kiribi Tomo*. It's smaller size makes it more portable and a weight comparable to a standard Zippo. I like the reliablity, quality construction, and impressive gas capacity. This lighter exudes mechanical qua... Read More
Great Lighter
May 10, 2015
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
This lighter is wonderful. The flame is perfect for pipe lighting. It also seems to be very reliable even outside on windy days. I've been using the Zippo flints I had on hand with rather inconsistent results. I have Kiribi flints on order and loo... Read More
Bad Lighter Great Customer Service
August 15, 2022
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I can’t recommend the Kiribi, I’ve abandoned it and I believe it’s flawed. I smoke one bowl a day and the hinge wears out in two years. When you light your pipe the flame can reach the polymer T hinge and melt it. One reason I use a quality lighter i... Read More
Very nice lighter
October 14, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I’m leary of butane lighters. Most I’ve had don’t last long Berger the flame won’t stay steady and adjusting doesn’t work. This one is very good. Not wind proof but very reliable. Easy to fill. Feels good in the hand and is a great light for even sm... Read More
Very nice lighter
October 14, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I’m leary of butane lighters. Most I’ve had don’t last long Berger the flame won’t stay steady and adjusting doesn’t work. This one is very good. Not wind proof but very reliable. Easy to fill. Feels good in the hand and is a great light for even sm... Read More
Nice Lighter
May 01, 2021
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
First impressions are very good. Feels pretty heavy and solid. No weak spots so far, it’s a Beautiful Lighter!
Great Lighters
September 10, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
Been using for quite awhile now and always reliable!
Excellent lighter
April 28, 2020
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I bought this one in 2016 and have been continuously using it since. It's very reliable, excellent tank capacity, easy to reload new flints (but don't put too much, I mean at its full capacity otherwise you it may be too hard to get a spark). The fla... Read More
Best lighter
July 26, 2018
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I was really enjoying the quality of the lighter and was impressed with the reliable flame. The lighter needs an alarm as my daughter was so impressed she fell into love with it and its now hers so next payday I get a new one and it stays in my grasp... Read More
Awsome small lighter
October 06, 2017
Product: Lighters Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Matte
I really like this lighter, Not to expensive lights every time, and I like using flints instead of the quartz lighters.