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.
PARIS DOUBLE SUPER KING SIZE
As the word Double in the name of this case denotes this is a slightly larger case than usual. Thicker in design to enable you to hold an entire pack of cigarettes (or whatever) within. The other cases that are Super King Sized are all rated to hold 9 pieces for 100mm whereby the Paris Double is rated at 20 pieces for 100mm. Now we know why they make it thicker!
These cases are made from Brass and are miminal in their design. Press the little side button and the case swings open to reveal a sleek metallic inner surface with an internal hinged lever to hold things in place, 2 hinges in fact with one on each side to keep things securely in place. Not the slimmest of all cases but if your pockets are a little larger than normal you should easily be able to slip these cases in/out of any pocket/bag. Beautiful cases that should last a lifetime if taken care of.
There are currently 2 varieties on offer (SV Black Panel and SV Satin), both made of brass and are silver in colour. A glossy black inlaid panel runs along the front of one with a smooth mirror-like silver finish upon the rest. The SV Satin is a simpler version with a brushed steel look to it. Both are identical on the inside, with 2 hinged levers and a nice roomy interior.
Not even going to try to tell you how to use your case. It if fits then place it within is my only advice! Use both levers or just use one, the choice is yours. Don’t over pack as the hinges may become damaged if struggling to close.
No way around this fact folks, for all the beauty of these cases there is one downside that I cannot ignore. These cases will unfortunately collect fingerprints (particularly the Black Panel version) so will require frequent polishing. I would polish with a soft dry cloth or I would use a damp cloth to remove any gunk/stains as needed. As for the interior you can either use the same damp cloth as above or an alcohol wipe if any gunk has built up within.
x1 Tsubota Pearl Paris Double Cigarette Case in Super King Size
- Material: Brass
- Size: 104 x 88 x 18 mm
- 20 Piece for 100mm Super King Size
- Fits one entire pack of cigarettes
- Made in Japan