MMA Engraved Lighter

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by KP14, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. KP14

    KP14 New Member

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    We have a son at another service academy and bought him an engraved lighter with the service crest on it for Christmas a few years ago. Have been trying to find one with MMA crest for a couple of years online but to no avail...DS said that someone at KP has one, anyone know where to find them?
     
  2. Lynpar

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    Never thought I would be buying my son knives and lighters to carry around his school :shake:
     
  3. OldAirForce

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    Seems like I saw those in the NEX.
     
  4. KP14

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    Unfortunately, they don't have them, neither does the Alumni store
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Some lighters are banned on ships (I forget which ones).
     
  6. cmakin

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    I know that the butane type are pretty dangerous. Certainly not a good thing to have in one's pocket when burning or welding. Same goes for a lot of offshore installations, too. I carried a Zippo for years when I smoked and sailed. Being able (or not) to carry/use a lighter was just one of many factors that caused me to quit smoking.
     
  7. Cartgate

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    Last Christmas my son gave me a zippo lighter with the USMMA crest engraved. We switched out the zippo fluid part for an aftermarket butane insert. He said a another Mid had them made up and bought it from him. Can't find out for sure right now because he is out to sea. He is in Third Co, perhaps your mid can ask around that group.
     
  8. cmakin

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    I have a catalog of KP stuff at the house. If I remember I will check in there and see if they have something.
     

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