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2015 L.E. FFOX 20th Anniversary Lighters by Prometheus

2015 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary Prometheus Ultimo X

Jet Turbo, Triple Torch Flame, Wind-resistant
Built-in Punch Cutter (U.S. Patent 6,298,856 & 6,732,741)

Dimensions: 2.87 inch x 1.45 x 0.55 (73 mm x 37 x 14)

Serial-numbered. Release Quantity: 1,000

MSRP $99.00

Ultimo-X/F1, Shiny Gold with Black Lacquer, Release Quantity: 650
Triple Torch Flames

Built-in Punch cutter. U.S. Patent 6,298,856 and 6,732,741
Ultimo-X/F2, Shiny Gold with White Lacquer, Release Quantity: 350  
Built-in Punch Cutter. U.S. Patent 6,298,856 and 6,732,741

2015 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary Prometheus Magma T

Triple Torch Flame with Punch Cutter, Wind-resistant
Two Built-in Punch Cutters (U.S. Patent 6,298,856 & 6,732,741)
Dimensions: 3.56 inch x 2.80 x 0.94 (90 mm x 55 x 24)

Serial-numbered. Release Quantity: 1,000

MSRP $125.00
Magma-T/F1, Shiny Gold with Black Lacquer, Release Quantity: 650
Two Built-in Punch Cutters. U.S. Patent 6,298,856 and 6,732,741
Magma-T/F2, Shiny Gold with White Lacquer, Release Quantity: 350 
Two Built-in Punch Cutters. U.S. Patent 6,298,856 and 6,732,741

Prometheus 2012 Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Ultimo X

Review by Brian Burt and Photos by Brooks Whittington, HalfWheel.com

Established in 1992, Prometheus International, Inc. started out exclusively as a lighter company. Since then it has grown to include all sorts of cigar accessories besides lighters, including cutters, humidors and more. In 2004 Keith Park, owner of Prometheus, expanded into the cigar business even further by partnering with the Fuentes to create the God of Fire cigar company.
The lighter itself is quite beautiful, with a gorgeous chrome and lacquered finish, sporting the Prometheus logo on one side and the 20th Anniversary logo on the other. Normally this model comes in five different designs - blank white or black lacquer and three silver metal designs. The lacquered finish-while beautiful-is very delicate. Since it doesn't come with a case of some type, I wouldn't put it in your pocket with any keys or any other hard-edged objects. As long as you don't throw it around or slide it along rough surfaces though, it should hold up fine.

Getting into the features of the Ultimo X you can see an easy to operate design. When held between your thumb and index finger, it makes it easy to flip the lid open with your thumb, slide down to press the side lever to ignite the triple flame torch, then when you're finished you can nudge the lid closed again with the side of your index finger. The triple flame design is an interesting one. It has all three nozzles in a row instead of clustered together and the outer two nozzles pointed slightly inward to create the finest point I've seen on a triple flame lighter. On the side you have an oversized, easy to read fuel window. Along the bottom there is a swing out 7mm cigar punch that when closed allows the refill nozzle and flame adjustment to poke through the hole.
While the lighter itself is pretty large, even to the point of almost filling up your hand when held, it still fits easily into your pocket without seeming too bulky or taking up too much room. I think the size is perfect because it allows for as big a fuel tank as possible without getting into a larger format, and with a triple flame the possibility is there to eat through fuel much quicker than a single flame lighter would. It also has a decent weight to it, giving off an air of quality to the build that a lighter weighing less would not.

The month that I've had this lighter I've tried to use it for every cigar I smoked, whether or not I normally would reach for a triple flame lighter. I've also used the punch for every cigar as well, unless it was a torpedo or ended up needing a larger opening. The punch is quite sharp and didn't have a problem with any cigar, from the most delicate to the thickest wrappers. It is fairly consistent with lighting successfully most of the time on the first push of the lever.

The Good:

  • It can consistently light up and put out a consistent flame - a key element in any torch lighter
  • It's a beautiful, classy looking lighter - I received compliments wherever I took it.
  • The punch is sharp and does a great job cutting a plug out of cigars all the way down to 44 RG. Built-in punches on other lighters always seem to be an afterthought and don't usually work well.
  • Decent size fuel tank, which is much needed for the triple flame design.
  • Easy to operate design.
  • Large, easy to read fuel window.
  • Still small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket.

Prometheus Magma T Lighter Review by Brent Butterworth

Every cigar lover needs at least two lighters: one to slip into your pocket, and a table model that holds plenty of fuel and cannot easily be lost between scotch bottles. The Prometheus Magma T was designed to fill the latter need—but it is much more than an ordinary table lighter.

Flip open the top, squeeze the large trigger on the side, and the Magma T’s triple torch flames leap to life, delivering sufficient heat to light even 60-ring-gauge cigars in seconds.

The bottom cover incorporates two bullseye punches, in a standard ¼-inch size (7 mm) and an extra-large 3/8-inch size (10.5 mm) perfect for the big cigars I prefer. Both cutters close onto posts that push out the cut cigar end, so you do not have to go looking for a toothpick to unclog the cutters.

The Magma T offers the best fuel gauge I have seen on a lighter. Instead of using the transparent fuel itself as a gauge, it uses a special mechanism which shows the gas level in blue. It is much easier to see the blue gas level than clear butane. No more turning the lighter upside down or holding it up to a lamp to see the fuel level.

I enjoy the Magma T so much that I even carried it along on a recent car trip, where its unique features made my journey all the more satisfying. I even slipped the big lighter into my pocket for a long stroll. After all, what is a few extra ounces when you can carry a lighter as luxurious as this one?
Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Table Lighter Review

by Bryan Glynn, CigarObsession.com

This is a stunning, solid metal chrome polished large table lighter, designed to last for dozens of cigars while still remaining pocketable. 
photographs by Brian Glynn, CigarObsession.com
It has triple torch burners that combine flames for an inch of precision flame and a couple more … of a much softer region, perfect for both fast lights or slow toasting depending on your needs. The side features a large fuel window revealing how much of it’s huge internal storage is left to be utilized.

On the bottom you find the standard fill port and metal adjustment knob that requires a small screw driver or the like. Flipping down from the foot is a dual punch lid, offering both a small standard size and 2x size cutter for the 60+ ring gauge cigars.

It is extremely comfortable in the hand not only to hold but to use for extended periods. All the edges are beveled and soft, with no sharp or pinch points anywhere. It also stays very cool in the hand even after a solid minute of flame.
Video Review by Brian Glynn, CigarObsession.com
Prometheus 2011 Limited Edition God of Fire Magma T

by Charlie Minato, HalfWheel.com

In 2010, Prometheus launched a new tabletop lighter, the Magma T. Since then, various limited edition versions of the lighter have been released, most recently the Prometheus 20th Anniversary Collection. Last year, Prometheus created two limited edition versions of the lighter, one for the God of Fire brand and the other for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation’s tenth anniversary. The only difference for the limited edition versions is appearance, which I guess is a pretty big category for lighters, but nonetheless, the following is much more regarding function.
photographs by Brooks Whittington, HalfWheel.com
Performance-wise, I tried my best to use the lighter as much as possible for the course of the two plus months that I’ve had it. After three refills, the lighter still lights up every time and puts out a consistent triple flame. With multi-flame lighters, this is really crucial as so many times the flames are uneven, which largely defeats the purpose. I don’t normally use a punch, but the cutter worked fine the two times I used it. The two sizes are nice, as it gives you the ability to punch anywhere from 44-60 RG with a hole that is appropriate for the size.
The Competition: XIKAR announced the XTX Tabletop lighter at IPCPR 2011. It’s priced identical to the limited edition versions of Prometheus’ lighter and features a single side ignition, as opposed to the dual ignition found on its normal Tabletop lighter. The XTX doesn’t feature a cutter, but features an angular flame that seeks to add more precision versus a standard triple flame. XIKAR’s Tabletop lighter is priced similar, but features dual ignition and a traditional triple flame that is similar to the Magma T. Both XIKAR models feature lids that open and close automatically. Vector’s Thundra lighter, which sells for $50.00 features a traditional lid and triple flame, but uses a thumb ignition at the top of the lighter and doesn’t feature a cutter. While I’ve yet to see a Magma T that has gone through a year of use, I haven’t been impressed with the Tabletop and other multi-flame lighters from XIKAR as the flames seem to become uneven after only a few months of use. Still, that’s why XIKAR has a lifetime warranty. Prometheus has a two-year warranty and is known to fix items after the period for a $25.00 service fee.

The Bottom Line: I like the Magma T. For $89.95 (the regular versions are $79.95), I’m not sure if this is the greatest use of money, but like many others, I enjoy cigar accessories. While I’m a firm believer in the greatness of the single flame lighter, I actually found myself using the Magma T a lot more than I had thought. Outside of the price, it’s hard to fault the Magma T for anything that is specific to the Prometheus lighter, as most of my gripes with it are with lighters, or more importantly multi-flame lighters, in general. In the most important category, the consistency and evenness of the flame, the Magma T performed as good as any lighter could. All things considered, and compared to the competition, I don’t see any reason not to purchase the Magma T if you are looking for a table lighter.

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