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Hard-edge Latitude Lighter

Hard-edge Latitude Lighter

The Story


Established in 1952, Tsubota Pearl is a Tokyo based priemier lighter company. The iconic Hard Edge Lighter in a translucent colour was firstly introduced by the Tsubota Pearl Laboratory (T.P.L.) in 1999.


The name Latitude is taken from a terrestrial globe and speaks to the cosmopolitan nature of discovery and venturing beyond the known. The model was introduced in 2005. It retains the clean economy of form of the original Hard-edge, and adds a dimensional, ridged design to the casing. The geometric pattern is achieved through a method called “diamond cut” in which patterns are made with a diamond tipped engraving bit. We took the unusual, if inefficient, approach of employing this technique used for jewelry and the ornamentation of metal, and applied it to polycarbonate. The effect is simultaneously luxurious and utilitarian, carrying a sense of ease. Handcrafted from beginning to end in Tokyo.


*For shipping safety, lighter fluid is not included.



60 x 35 x 15mm



Polycarbonate, Steel and Cotton


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