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The Hard Edge was introduced in 1999 when contemporary lighter design had moved towards streamlined and decorative forms.
In response, Tsubota Pearl took a contrarian approach and introduced an un-ergonomic lighter with a minimal ‘hard’ outline, emphasising its objectness. This was an outcome of multiple efforts to strip all decoration for function — the simple shape of the lighter is what emerged from this investigation.
The Hard Edge has since become an iconic item in production for over 20 years.
- Made in Japan
- Aluminum, steel and cotton
- 60mm / 2.4"
- 35mm / 1.4"
- 15mm / .6"
- Note This product requires standard flint, wick and lighter fluid re-fills at regular intervals dependant on use
Tsubota Pearl was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1952 as a company producing metal and leather work. The founder Hiroshi Tsubota chose “Pearl” as at the time of founding the company the world’s first cultured Pearl was invented in Japan. He envisioned his products spreading throughout world.
Tsubota Pearl lighters are still produced in Shitamachi, an area located in downtown Tokyo.