Ohgi, along with sensu, are terms for a folding fan, but the namesake of this arrestingly retro lighter is considered more historical and formal. Far more than a simple means of moving air, an ohgi in the hand is a metaphorical spotlight upon the person who holds it.
The roaring 20s... traditional Japanese clothing became chic evening wear for the 'swells' of London and New York, the "Sheiks & Shebas" of Tokyo began sporting flapper dresses and fedoras, and the inspiration for this timeless exterior was born. Deco in design, with the discrete inclusion of a pipe tool and tamper, the ritzy Ohgi presentation abounds with cutting-edge advancements where they count... on the inside. Innovations such as dual flame design, which boasts the binary benefits of covering a wider surface, while being gentler to your pipe, a single tank construction of grand capacity, and a hinge spring made of a special polymer that is far more resistant to fatigue than steel.
The items one chooses to become an everyday part their life, be it a fine fountain pen, a treasured set of cufflinks, or the lighter they are about to hold to beautiful stranger's cigarette, can speak volumes about the owner's discerning tastes, as well as an appreciation of the finer things in life. With an impeccable construction resulting from a 100% hand assembly in Japan, as well as nickel, steel, and brass serving all essential parts, your new Kiribi Ohgi could serve as a very eloquent spokesman for a lifetime.