Cigar News: XIKAR and RoMa Craft Tobac Announce License Agreement

and Tobac Announce License Agreement

to market an array of products with brand logos.

Kansas City, MO – June 9, 2017 – , Inc. and Tobac are pleased to announce a long-term license agreement under which will manufacture and market an exclusive assortment of cutters, lighters, travel cases, mobile ashtrays and other accessories bearing brand logos and artwork.

The agreement between the two industry leading brands will add value to cigar retailers and provide ’s loyal consumer base an additional chance to connect with their unique products and brands. ’s team of dedicated sales personnel will apply their expertise to promote and merchandise these exclusive products in retail stores nationwide.

According to President Kurt Van Keppel, the addition of licensed products will bring new sales and excitement to the brand. “We are very excited to continue and expand our association with Executives Skip Martin and Mike Rosales, and their brands. They have brought exceptional products to the cigar market, and we are confident that these branded accessories will enhance their tenacious connection with consumers.” Skip Martin, founder of added, “We have always been a consumer-oriented organization, which makes an obvious selection as our go-to for lighters, cutters and accessories. Last year’s collaboration of the 5th Anniversary CroMagnon Monolith was extremely well received by the industry, selling out in only a few days. It is great to build on that success with the development of individual pieces that represent our core brands. and ’s commitment to quality and exceptional customer experience makes this an all-around great fit for our teams and customers.”


Based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the leading cigar accessory brand. Creator of the revolutionary and iconic Xi1 cutter, sells product in thousands of retail locations around the world.

In 1994, Kurt Van Keppel wanted to buy a good cigar cutter, but found that both the inexpensive and high-end models underperformed. So, he set out with Scott Almsberger to match good design (ergonomics and function) with the best styling and materials. The result was the Xi cutter, launched in 1996. On October 21, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office determined that ’s Xi Cutter had achieved iconic status, and awarded it with a trade dress Trademark #4,623,391. The Xi cutter design is protected from duplication indefinitely.