Unveiling the Flambeau by im corona: The Epitome of Elegance and Precision - Gladfellow

Unveiling the Flambeau by im corona: The Epitome of Elegance and Precision


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When we think of lighters, the first things that come to most people's minds is cheap, plastic, and disposable. 

To those folks, we offer up an option. A lighter with beauty. A lighter with power. A lighter that will stand the test of time. 

In today's product showcase, we bring you the Flambeau, the real turbo jet lighter by im corona.

A paragon of refined functionality and impeccable design, the Flambeau is a torch lighter you simply should not pass on before it's gone forever.

Why you should trust us?

  • We test each product vigorously and stand by their quality.
  • We are consumers ourselves, having bought and used the very products we sell.
  • We have an established presence in the EDC community and are known for our taste, attention to detail, and care for our customers.

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Exceptional Features & Craftsmanship

The Flambeau is more than just a lighter; it's a statement piece, meticulously crafted to deliver an unparalleled experience.

An advanced piezoelectric ignition ensures reliable performance with every use. Once lit, a powerful and precise vertical turbo jet flame ensures smooth and easy lighting of your favorite cigar.

While compact and portable at just 3" x 1.2" x .4", the Flambeau weighs in at 66 grams, giving you a satisfying heft that denotes quality and expert craftsmanship.

The Perfect Blend of Form & Function

The Flambeau is a harmonious blend of elegant simplicity and exceptional performance. Key features include:

  • Reliable and Strong Cap: Ensures safety and durability.
  • Safety Push Down Ignition System: Prevents accidental ignition, providing peace of mind.
  • Superior Flame Adjustment: Allows for precise control, adapting to your needs effortlessly.

The main exterior components are crafted from brass, guaranteeing high precision and durability, characteristics that define every im corona product.

The Legacy of im corona

IM Corona was established in 1933, with Japanese craftspeople dedicated to creating top-quality lighters. 

The brand's legacy and technology have been passed down through generations. Originally part of the "corona" brand from the 1910s and 1920s, 

ISHIMITSU KINZOKU KOGYO, a factory within the corona community, became the first in Japan's lighter industry to receive JIS certification in 1954 for its high-quality oil lighter.

ISHIMITSU established the "im corona" brand, distinguishing itself with a unique logo. The brand gained international recognition with Japan's economic growth, becoming beloved worldwide for its reliability. 

In 1981, the popular OLD BOY model was introduced. IM Corona's quality, rooted in meticulous craftsmanship and advanced technology, remains renowned.

IM Corona is determined to continue its legacy, with the brand registered in 33 countries. The spirit of "im corona" endures, promising to pass on this dedication to future generations.

A Flambeau for Everyone

The Flambeau is offered in a variety of styles, giving you the freedom to accessorize in a manner that complements your vibe.

While we personally love this dimpled chrome Flambeau for its simplicity and sophisticated minimalism, we have hand picked each version we carry because we believe they represent an elegance and style our customers have grown to trust from us.

Below, you can see the Diana V Diamond Cut Chrome Flambeau, Diana R Diamond Cut Chrome Flambeau, Matte Black Flambeau, Black & Chrome Flambeau, and Platinum Flambeau. Each is beautiful their own right.

Earning the Heritage Title

im corona lighters are built to last a lifetime. While each Flambeau lighter comes with a two-year warranty, we've heard stories of lighters like the Flambeau remaining in perfect working condition even after ten years of continuous use.

Thankfully, im corona stands by its products and offers continued support to any customer who needs a little tender loving care should their Flambeau need assistance down the line.

That's ultimately what we seek in heirloom products: a lifetime of reliable use.


The im corona Flambeau is a masterclass in how you create a classy, elegant, sophisticated, and powerful torch lighter.

And with the recent discontinuation of this product line, there are so few options for beautiful, yet reliable torch lighters left on the market.

Thankfully, we have one of the last batches of this marvelous product line and we hope you are able to snag one before they are gone forever.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Flambeau have a warranty?

All im corona lighters carry a two year manufacturer's warranty. Should your lighter have issues within the first two years of purchase, we can assist in putting you in touch with the good folks who will assist in getting your lighter back into working order.

What flints does the Flambeau need?

Torch lighters do not use flints. There is nothing additional to buy outside of the butane gas needed to run the lighter.

What kind of butane do you recommend?

For your Flambeau, use high quality, ultra refined butane fuel like Xikar or Newport Zero. This will increase the lifespan of the lighter and make for a smoother lighting experience.

If I live in high altitudes, is a torch lighter the right lighter for me?

It's known that high altitudes can make any torch lighter malfuction. This is due to reduced available oxygen needed to allow the butane to ignite. 

While there are workarounds for torch lighters in high altitudes, generally speaking it's best to find an alternative lighter that can suit your needs. In these cases, we find windproof Tokyo Pipe Co. Field S petrol lighters to be a perfect solution.

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Known for their carefully curated goods of expert craftspeople from around the world, Gladfellow has been the home for sophisticated, luxury men's accessories since its inception in 2023.