Tsubota Pearl Bolbo Petrol Lighter



Tsubota Pearl is one of those rare brands that has really stood the test of time. A Japanese brand specialising in metal and leather work that was founded over 60 years ago in 1952. From that day forward till today they have had only one goal in mind – to pay great attention to both originality and quality. All components are made within specialised workshops in and around the Asakusa area of Tokyo (AKA downtown Tokyo).

Hiroshi Tsubota was the man that started it all (Tsubota Seisakusho) subsequently choosing the name “Pearl” after the world’s first cultured pearl was invented in Japan. Hence the name Tsubota Pearl was born. Over the years a steady stream of incredibly beautiful products were crafted including lighters, cigarette cases, cigar cutters, business card holders, perfume roll-on atomizers, pill boxes, mirrors, optical cases, pens and money clips. Classic designs that never go out of style and are sold world wide.


The Bolbo was their first ever petrol (lighter fluid) lighter, developed in 1964. A product so good it is still in production today. So elegant and sleek. A lighter that will get noticed for those that don’t compromise on style. The Bolbo is easy to refill and uses standard lighter fluid (zippo style). This lighter has a standard single flame that stays alight for as long as needed before you decide to extinguish it. A great option for those of you who attend concerts and love to hold up a lighter in solidarity with the music! Either way whatever your reason for purchasing a Bolbo, this is a lighter you will cherish.


Probably don’t need to teach you how to use a lighter! Flick up the top cap and turn the flint wheel to ignite the wick.

TIP: The flame does not self-extinguish so please ensure you extinguish after use, closing the cap should suffice.


You will find a screw on the base of this lighter, unscrew with either a flat head screwdriver or a coin. Hold your Bolbo upside and straight whilst refilling. Fill slowly and best not to overfill (fill up to approximately 80%).

TIP: Wash hands thoroughly and wipe your lighter down thoroughly before use.

Over time you will need to replace the flint, best replaced when at 1/3rd of original size. To access unscrew the flint screw, remove old flint and replace with a new one. Replace the flint screw.

Wick should stand at around 3mm. Over time the wick will become shorter and black, at this stage it is advisable to pull up on the wick (gently) with a pair of tweezers until a clean segment appears. Trim to 3mm.


x1 Tsubota Pearl Bolba refillable lighter (lighter fluid required)


  • One hand style
  • Refillable (Lighter fluid required)
  • Material: Brass, Die-cast and Cotton
  • Size: 66 x 20 x 14 mm
  • Made in Japan

NOTE: Your lighter will arrive empty requiring the purchase of lighter fluid to fill.


Brass, Silver

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