All the metal parts are soldered . I patina the body to give it an antique look and then I sealed it to prevent tarnishing. The lighter is fully factional just need lighter fluid. I use brand new lighters.
"Steampunk hat by yukosteel - DIY inspiration: Embellish a plain cap with leather strips, wire, gears, & rivets. Great for everyday steampunk wear!" OOOH I have a hat that I don't like the design on the front.