You can get a lighter or a Zippo.
You can drive a motorcycle or a Harley.
You can have a pistol or a 1911.
Other pistols can be better, but never be a myth like 1911.
I do not think they are a myth. Unless I am hallucinating, I have a couple of them.
There are several words you can substitute (for the incorrect, "myth"): Icon, archetype, legend.