The iconic Zippo lighter is a reusable metal lighter produced by Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. The Zippo is the perfect everyday carry, as it is as reliable and versatile as it is beautiful.
The Korean War was fought between North Korea and South Korea from 1950 to 1953. South Korea was supported by the United Nations, principally the United States. The lighter has rust all over since Zippos from this era (1951-1954) were made from steel instead of brass (brass was needed by the army for ammunition).
This zippo is in an amazing, unrestored condition. The insert is original and period-correct as can be seen. Its shaft has been cut probably for the use of opium by the owner of the lighter, which a lot of soldiers did to cope with the war. Also, some solder residue on the front and back of the lighter can be noticed, probable indicating a medal/coin was added to the lighter ones. This lighter actually saw the war which makes it of significant historical value. Hence all these facts that it is highly collectable, it’s a must for every zippo/war memorial collector. Pat. 2032695, made in 1951.