Blazer Booth IPCPR 2016

In contention for the prize for the most lighters per square foot of booth space is Blazer Products, which makes a number of lighters for the cigar industry and beyond, including models that can handle light industrial work as well as kitchen applications and beyond. While the majority of the company’s products are returning items, one of its most popular got an update for 2016.

Blazer Little Buddy II action IPCPR 2016

Blazer Little Buddy II

Blazer has taken its popular Little Buddy and made a couple of changes to it that at first might seem like a downgrade, but when the new price is taken into consideration, makes it quite a bargain. First up, production occurs in Japan, a big selling point for the lighter. Gone is the fuel window and the flame adjustment is a bit underwhelming, but the functionality has improved, with a peak temperature of approximately 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is available in three color options, white, black and grey.

  • Blazer Little Buddy II — $34.95

Launch Date: Currently shipping to retailers.

Blazer Little Buddy II IPCPR 2016


Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.