Xikar Xi3 Series Cigar Cutter
The Xi3 series cutters truly distinguished look due to the unique, cutting edge designs and exotic handles combined with polished stainless steel blades.
The Xi series is designed to be both comfortable in the hand and well-balanced for a perfect cut. All Xi Cutters feature 440C stainless steel blades with a Rockwell HRC 57 rating: they will cut a 54 ring gauge cigar in half. Depending on how much cap you cut, they will cut up to a 60 ring gauge cigar.
- stainless steel body
- stainless steel blades
- double guillotine
- 54 ring gauge, cuts up to 60 ring gauge
''A long time ago in 1994, when we were all younger, Kurt wanted to buy a good cigar cutter. He found that both the inexpensive cutters and the high-end models were under performing and not providing good value.'' Kurt Van Keppel is the leading innovator behind Xikar products and is the current president of the company. Scott Almsberger is the vice-president and director of design. The two came together through an eye for innovation and a dissatisfaction with the cigar accessories market. Kurt, who has an MBA, took control of management and administration whilst Scott, who was an industrial designer by trade, took control of engineering and product design.
The Macassar Wood is native to India, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is renowned for its distinct streaking pattern, composed of black heartwood with reddish to dark brown streaks. Xi3 Macassar Ebony cutters feature polished stainless bodies.