So I got a zippo as birthday gift, which I used only for about 6 months or so. Meanwhile I always used ONLY original flints and fuel, never anything else. Last couple of weeks it got harder and harder to light it, as problem was the spark. (I was able to light it with other source of fire very easily, so the gas fluid was present with no problem. Even the fire was solidly big).
The thing is, it works "okay" with new Zippo flint, but only 5-10 sparks, then it won't light again. Is it possible that the flint wheel got worn out only after couple of months (5-6 to be precise)? I can't put in new flint for every 5 lights and then just change it again.