Founded in 1928 by Julius Lowenthal, the Colibri brand has been synonymous with quality and sophistication among a wide ranging line of products that include not only butane cigar and cigarette lighters, but an exquisite selection of men’s accessories such as billfolds, watches, writing instruments and jewelry.

The Colibri name has a long and interesting history. Let’s take a look back at this fascinating brand over the course of the last 9 decades.

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Like any other piece of equipment, the butane lighter you depend on to give your cigars a quick light that is free from residual aromas needs an occasional bit of “tender loving care” in the form of maintenance. While butane lighters used for lighting cigars have a minimum number of moving parts and will give good service for years if not decades, they still need to be cleaned and have the fuel line bled every few months. Butane does leave a residual film when it burns and not all of the butane sold on the market is completely free of contaminants. What that means is that your torch lighter or dual torch will need to be cleaned and bled if you want the flame to be optimal for cigar lighting. Many cigar smokers will tell you that they smoke for the sense of relaxation and calm that is associated with a good quality cigar. One would certainly not want that pleasant experience to be marred by a lighter that is not working properly, so let’s take a look at how to bleed and clean your butane lighter.

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