First let me say you doing the right thing by asking questions and researching every step. No one here has ever given me bad information and 99.9% of all my cigar knowledge came from this forum. The moderators here are very knowledgeable and we have some cigar aficionados with 30+ years of experience so when they speak their on point. Compared to any of them Iím still a NOOB...
Here is the cigar lighters that I use, Vertigo triple flame and Xikar single flame. These are the best for me, the price is cheap, Vertigos charcoal or clear $8-$10 each. Mine has been good for a minimum two years, first light every time, never an issue. The Xikar I bought on sale and it was like $14, wish I would have bought two, great for touch ups. if I remember correctly, regular price maybe $45 or so.
I have an IM Corona Old Boy for pipes, a great soft flame, good for cigars as well but prefer a torch for cigars. The IM will not work well in the wind.
Most important of all is the fuel used. Her is what I use, the Vertigos and fuel can be purchased from Amazon.
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