XIKAR Releases Updated Pipeline Lighter


An updated version of the XIKAR Pipeline soft flame lighter is on its way to retailers.

Quality Importers has announced that it has given the Pipeline a refresh, starting with its stainless steel body, which has received an upgraded treatment that adds durable plated finishes and three new color combinations: all black, black and gold-tone, and black and rose. The all chrome version remains an option as well.


While the Pipeline is geared towards pipe smokers, it has found fans among cigar smokers as well, particularly those who prefer soft flames and might smoke both cigars and pipes. It offers a retro-styled hinge flame cover and flint ignition, while a flame adjustment wheel allows the user to customize the size of the flame. For pipe smokers, the Pipeline offers an integrated pipe scraper and tamper that slides into the base of the lighter.

The updated Pipeline has an MSRP of $64.99 and comes with XIKAR’s limited lifetime warranty. The three black color ways are shipping now, while the all chrome version is scheduled to begin shipping in March.

Image courtesy of Quality Importers Trading Co.

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