Unveiling the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo: A Legacy of Craftsmanship

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In the world of fine craftsmanship, some products transcend mere functionality, becoming cherished artifacts with stories to tell. 


The Douglass Field S+ Combo, the latest offering from Tokyo Pipe Co., epitomizes this ethos. Hand-machined from solid duralumin and brass stock, this lighter is a testament to precision engineering and enduring quality. 


In this article, we delve into the remarkable features and heritage of the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo, a product that seamlessly marries functionality with elegance.


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Craftsmanship Redefined

At the heart of the Douglass Field S+ Combo lies a commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship. Hand-machined from solid duralumin and brass stock, each component undergoes meticulous attention to detail. 


With a precision of 1/100 millimeter tolerance, the lighter boasts a seamless integration of 45 parts, ensuring both strength and lightweight portability. 


This dedication to craftsmanship ensures that the Douglass Field S+ Combo stands as a symbol of enduring quality and beauty.

Unparalleled Durability

Built to withstand the rigors of everyday use, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo is more than just a lighter—it's a companion for life. 


Its airtight construction and waterproof design guarantee reliability in any environment. 


Furthermore, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo integrated wind guard ensures optimal performance even in adverse weather conditions. 


With a removable oil tank and additional storage for fuel and flint, the Douglass Field S+ Combo is ready to accompany you on any adventure.

The Tokyo Pipe Co Douglass Field S+ single components.
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Innovative Design Features

The Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo is not just a functional tool; it's a work of art. 


Its sleek design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also highly functional. 


The removable oil tank allows for easy refueling, while the integrated wind guard enhances usability outdoors. 


Moreover, the compact dimensions of approximately 3" x 1" x .63" ensure that the lighter is both portable and discreet. 


With its combination of innovation and elegance, the Douglass Field S+ Combo sets a new standard for lighters.

Legacy of the Douglass Lighter

The Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo pays homage to its namesake, the Douglass lighter, which made its debut in 1926.


Designed to withstand the harsh conditions of trench warfare, it provided soldiers in WWW1 and WWWII with a reliable means of lighting necessities in challenging environments. 


Its innovative design and durability made it a staple among soldiers, highlighting its importance in military history and its role in everyday life during wartime. It eventually became an icon of its time.


Although the original Douglass is no longer in production, Tokyo Pipe Co. revived its legacy in 1993. 


Handcrafted by expert artisans in Japan, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo continues this tradition of excellence, ensuring that the legacy lives on for generations to come.

Old newspaper article featuring lighters

Tokyo Pipe Co.: A Tradition of Excellence:

Founded in 1946, Tokyo Pipe Co. has been at the forefront of manufacturing smoking products for over 75 years. 


Since reintroducing the Douglass lighter in 1993, the company has remained committed to its ethos of craftsmanship and quality. 


Each product bearing the Tokyo Pipe Co. name is a testament to decades of experience and innovation. 


With a dedication to excellence, Tokyo Pipe Co. continues to redefine the standards of fine craftsmanship.

Tokyo Pipe Co. Field S+ Lighter gift box.
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The Utility of Aesthetics and Reliability:

In a world filled with disposable items, the value of owning a product that is both aesthetically pleasing and super dependable cannot be overstated.


A good-looking lighter offers sophistication and elegance, enhancing any occasion with its polished design.


Beyond its visual appeal, a dependable lighter provides peace of mind in critical moments—whether stranded in the wilderness or enduring adverse weather conditions, its reliability ensures comfort and safety.


Moreover, investing in a high-quality lighter (such as the ones made by Tokyo Pipe Co.) translates into long-term cost savings and environmental benefits, reducing resource consumption and waste generation compared to disposable alternatives.


Its longevity also fosters sentimental value, becoming a cherished heirloom passed down through generations. Each scratch and scuff tells a story, creating lasting memories and connections with loved ones.


(Shown here is the Douglass Neo, another gorgeous offering from the Tokyo Pipe Co. collection of lighters.)

A Conversation Starter

The design of a good-looking lighter serves as a potent conversation starter, effortlessly drawing attention and admiration wherever it goes. 


The Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S Plus' vintage feel and refined finish invite curiosity and intrigue, prompting inquiries and discussions about its origin and craftsmanship. 


Whether at a social gathering, a business meeting, or a casual outing, the sight of this Tokyo Pipe Co. lighter sparks engaging conversations, forging connections between individuals with shared appreciation for fine craftsmanship and timeless design.


Moreover, the act of using a well-crafted lighter becomes a ritualistic experience, evoking a sense of ceremony and sophistication. As it ignites with a satisfying click and a flicker of flame, it captivates onlookers, inviting them to witness the elegance and precision of its operation. 


In this way, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ lighter transcends its utilitarian function, becoming a symbol of style and refinement that enhances social interactions and fosters meaningful connections.

Tokyo Pipe Co Field S+ in Duralumin lying next to a pack of Gladfellow matches
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Conclusion

In conclusion, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Tokyo Pipe Co. and the Douglass lighter. 


With its unparalleled craftsmanship, durability, and innovative design features, the Tokyo Pipe Co lighter is more than just a functional tool—it's a symbol of timeless elegance and quality. 


As Tokyo Pipe Co. continues to push the boundaries of craftsmanship, the Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglass Field S+ Combo remains a shining example of excellence in design and engineering.


Available in Duralumin, Navy Blue Leather Wrap, Camel Leather Wrap, Black Carbon Wrap, and Brass/Duralumin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What flints does the Tokyo Pipe Co Field S+ Use?

The lighter uses Douglas Field Lighter Replacement Flints:  Douglass Field L & Field S Flints

Is there a maintenance kit available?

Yes. The kit comes with a wick and spare o-rings.


Maintenance Kit:  Douglass Field L & Field S Maintenance Kit 

Is the lighter really waterproof?

Yes! When the side sliding lock is screwed closed, the lighter is waterproof. 

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