An interesting take on a lighter from our friends in Europe. The traditional spark lights a charred cotton rope instead of gas or lighter fluid, creating an ember instead of a flame. Wind seems to just make the ember grow instead of putting it out like a flame.
Before the first use, char the end of the cotton rope with a regular lighter. Once it is well charred, the rope should take a spark and create an ember easily. To snuff the ember, pull the bottom end of the rope down to pull the ember end back into the cylinder along with the metal ball.
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