Raymond S. Knapp


According to the 1945 trademark application filed by its namesake, the 'KNAPP' brandname had been in use since 1925. The earliest Knapp lighters were manual lift arms patented in the late 1920s, the Knapp Automatic is likely from this same era. After World War 2, Knapp began production of aluminum-alloy pocket and table lighters.

The Knapp Lighter

manual pocket models

Everlite lift arm

manual pocket lighters

Paramount lift arm

manual pocket models

Knapp Champion Lighters

manual pocket & table models

Knapp Automatic Lighter

pocket & table models

Knapp Desk & Table Lighters

semi-automatic models

Knapp Aluminum Lighters

manual pocket modelsa