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 first Marvel lighter was produced in the 1950’s and it has been a steady favourite amongst lovers of a fine lighter ever since. The Marvel is a very interesting looking lighter, so unique in design that I am finding it hard to name another object that it resembles. Kind of rectangular in shape with rounded edges and very slim in profile, very easy to use and hold. The Marvel is your old-fashioned style type of lighter with a flint wheel and uses standard lighter fluid (zippo style).
Probably don’t need to teach you how to use a lighter! Push down on the longer silver lever at the top of the lighter by placing your thumb over the raised ridges. By pressing down you will be raising the cap that sits over the flame whilst igniting the wick. Release your thumb to extinguish.
TIP: The flame does not self-extinguish so please ensure you extinguish after use. Closing the cap should suffice.
The filling port is accessed via the base of the lighting lever (opposite end of wick). You will notice a screw of sorts that you can turn to reveal the filling port (lift up the lever as you unscrew). Fill slowly with your lighter fluid. Please do not overfill. Push doen the lever and rescrew to close.
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 you will need to unscrew the flint screw located along the base underneath the wicking zone. Remove the old flint assembly and install a fresh one.
Wick should stand at around 4mm. 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 4mm.
x1 interestingly cool Tsubota Pearl Marvel refillable lighter in MATTE BLACK
- Refillable lighter (lighter fluid)
- Material: Brass, Steel and Cotton
- Size: 85 x 8 x 8 mm
- Made in Japan
NOTE: Your lighter will arrive empty requiring the purchase of lighter fluid to fill.