The iconic Zippo lighter was invented by George G. Blaisdell in 1932 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He came up with the idea after observing his friend struggle with a bulky and awkward Austrian pocket lighter. Blaisdell retained the design of the chimney, which kept the flame burning even in adverse conditions. Zippo lighters are designed to be windproof, which led to their immense popularity with the armed services, especially during World War II. Over the years, Zippo Lighter Company has introduced numerous series of lighters, including the sports model and the dedicated series for the armed services. Today, you can find Zippo lighters in almost any themed design. We offer a wide range of designs in the classic Zippo lighter, and we also stock Zippo lighter fluid, wicks, and flints.