Quality Importers Trading Company (QI) has announced recent enhancements to Xikar.com and the Xikar Warranty Portal. This update is not only meant to make the customer experience easier, but is meant to demonstrate QI's ongoing support and increasing investments into the Xikar Limited Lifetime Warranty on all Xikar premium cigar accessories.
Quality Importers Trading Co launched a new cutter at the PCA trade show earlier this month. The Xikar Revolution is a new kind of rotary action cigar cutter that features synchronized stainless steel blades and power-assisted cutting action.
Quality Importers has added a new series to their XIKAR Xi2 line of cigar cutters. The new XIKAR Xi2 Nightlife Series features custom graphics by Miami-based artist Charlie Turano III, known for his work with Fanatics Authentic, and highlights his trademark brushstroke style. The XIKAR Xi2 Nightlife Series is inspired by the glowing lights and dynamic action of big city night life. The series is available in red, orange, blue and green, and is now shipping. Suggested US retail is $59.99.
XIKAR showed off a new cutter at this year's IPCPR trade show, the Ensō. THe Ensō is a double-guillotine cigar cutter whose name comes from Japanese culture in which the ensō is a minimalist circle drawn in one stroke at a moment of clarity of the mind.
Overall this is a great lighter for my needs. I like a larger flame and don't mind the bulk, but that isn't for everyone. I have to give Xikar credit for making a quad-flame lighter that isn't a tabletop. I will definitely keep bringing this with me on short trips when I don't need to keep it in the pocket for a long time. You can use it indoors or out on any cigar, and that's great.
Quality Importers Trading Company has announced that they are now shipping their new Xikar Xi80 cutter to retailers worldwide. The Xi80 was first shown off at the 2022 PCA Tradeshow. It takes the original Xi cutter and adapts it to fit larger ring gauge cigars. The Xikar Xi80 features a durable composite body with stainless steel blades designed to cut cigars up to 80 ring gauge. The new design is only available in the classic black color at the moment, but is able to be customized for retailers and manufacturers through QIs in house customization studio, The Swag Bunker. It retails for $49.99
Quality Importers has announced that they are adding some new lighters to the XIKAR Pipeline soft flame lighter series. Due in part to the success of their more recent soft flame for cigars, Xikar Meridian, they are refreshing the Pipeline single soft flame lighter with an upgraded body treatment with durable plated finishes and three new color combinations including all black, all chrome, black & gold-tone and black & rose.
Quality Importers Trading Co. (parent company of Xikar) and Jacob & Co. have collaborated on a new cutter: the XIKAR Xi Dueling Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl. This is the first in a series of ultra-exclusive, ultra-luxury bespoke cigar accessories and retails for $150,000.
This was the only cutter I took with me on a grueling 17 day trip from the Dominican Republic to Nicaragua. By the end of the trip every person was asking to use it for every cigar we smoked. They loved the cut, the feel, and the look. I love it too. I didn't think it would be possible, but it has replaced my original XV as my everyday cutter. It is a little thicker in a pocket but the trade-offs are worth it. I would recommend this to anyone thinking about spending some money on a cutter.