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As much as we love denim, trucker jackets and all things Americana, the Japanese have always elevated it to the next level. Case in point–this Tsubota Pearl Clear Lighter. Introduced more than two decades ago at the end of the 90s, the Hard-Edge Lighter is not “technically” a Zippo, but it shares the general form and function that you’re familiar with, except these versions are encased in hard-edge polycarbonate like the clear version you see here.


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