Aside from a well made pipe and quality pipe tobacco, a good pipe lighter is the best tool a pipe smoker can own. A soft flame is the most important feature of any pipe later. If you are a pipe and cigar smoker, you never want to use a torch flame cigar lighter on your pipes. It will quickly char the interior of your pipe bowl and ruin the pipe. Disposable lighters rarely have a large enough flame, and are difficult to use properly, due to the vertical discharge of the flame.