Kiribi Kuboto Lighter Review
Kiribi Kuboto Lighter
We have carried Kiribi Lighters for about 4 months now and feel that it is time to perform a review on one of the Kiribi lighter products.
The lighter to be reviewed is the Kiribi Kuboto Lighter in Black Nickel finish.
MSRP: $100 USD
Upon the first glance, the lighter comes in a very nice gift box. The box has colorful images, including Kiribi's logo and a magnetic lid. Inside the box, the lighter is packed well and included are product instructions and a brief company history.
I am very pleased with the finish and appearance. The finish is flawless, and is a perfect Black Nickel, dark with a gloss. The design is very sleek and the lighter fits well within the hand, bearing notible weight to the product. It almost feels like I am hold a fat IM Corona Old Boy, as this lighter is slightly larger.
Using this lighter is as straight forward and easy as you would expect. As we always recommend, purge your lighter before its first fill. This will balance out any pressure differences and allow only butane within the gas tank.
On the top, the lid will flip up via the lever. You have a flint screw, this can be used to adjust the pressure on the flint or completely back it out to change your flints out. Kiribi flints are hard, similar to Zippo flints and certainly not as soft as IM Corona flints. The price point for Kiribi flints is fantastic, and they come in a nifty little glass jar. Lastly you have your flame jet and your flint wheel.
On the bottom, you will find the butane fill port as well as the flame adjustment screw.
Upon ignition, the Kuboto lit up immediatly,the flame burned well, needing absolutely zero adjustments.
Kiribi offers 3 finishes for the Kuboto, Black Matte with Chrome, Silver Satin and Black Nickel. They also offer each finish in a "short" style. It is essentially a "mini me" version of the Kuboto with a smaller fuel tank
In summary, from our usage, the Kuboto is an excellent lighter. Perfect if you are in the market for a new lighter and want a bit higher quality than Xikar (the comparable is the Pipeline) and what a lighter slightly less expensive than an IM Corona Old Boy.
The Kiribi lighter is assembled in Japan and offers a two year manufacturer’s warranty against defects.