US Marine Corps Zippo Lighters

Black Marines Skull With Ribbon Zippo Lighter- Click Here to Buy!

Black Marines Skull With Ribbon Zippo Lighter- Click Here to Buy!

Do you know a Marine that is either active or retired? If you do, we have a few Zippo lighters that might be a great gift to honor their service to our great country in its time of need.

My personal favorite is the Black Marines Skull With Ribbon Zippo Lighter, it has a really cool design that is on a black matte finish which is a very sharp combination.

Some of the others that might interest you to check out include the Black Military Crest US Marines Zippo Lighter, the U.S. Marine Corps Zippo Lighter, the U.S. Marines Seal Zippo Lighter, the Marines Mess With The Best, Die Like The Rest Zippo Lighter, the Solid Brass Marine Corps Zippo Lighter, and the Marine Globe & Anchor Logo Zippo Lighter.

These are just our Marine Zippo Lighters, we have Zippos for all the other branches of the armed forces as well. They are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t before!

WWII Zippo Lighter Facts

Black Military Crest US Marines Zippo Lighter - Click Here To Buy

Black Military Crest US Marines Zippo Lighter - Click Here To Buy

No other event in history increased the popularity of Zippo lighters more than World War II. From 1943 until the end of World War II, Zippo’s entire production was shipped to Army Exchanges and Naval ship stores for the soldiers in combat around the world.

Because brass and chrome were in short supply, Zippo windproof lighters were made with a porous steel and then coated with a thick black paint that was baked to a black crackle finish. This produced a slightly rough surface and distinguished it as a World War II lighter.

The inside unit was also different from today’s standard issue Zippo lighters. Straight flat sides meet the front and back surfaces with squared edges. The chimney has fewer holes, and a hollow rivet holds the striking wheel in place.