Palio - The Cutter For Today's Aficionado
Stylishly crafted, the Palio is the ideal complement to your finest hand-rolled cigars. Crafted for the sophisticated connoisseur, the use of today's most refined cutter is a must for serious smokers.
With Palio, you'll be assured that the finest cigars in your collection will be prepared accordingly. When in the company colleagues, associates, or comrades, let Palio give you the cutting edge!
- Ergonomic - finger rest and contour shape
- Handsome - people will ask about it
- Precision cut - blades aren't sloppy and won't fall out with age
- Controlled cut - be sure of how much of the cigar's cap you remove
- Contoured Cigar Holder - no need for a communal germ pit (ashtray)
- Detent Position - won't arbitrarily open
- Large Cutter Opening - handles up to 60 ring cigars
- Remarkably sharper than leading cutters
Smell a freshly cut cigar as you snap your XIKAR® cutter into its locked position. The spring-loaded, double guillotine design gives the cutter feel and performance like no other.
A button release mechanism snaps the two super-hard stainless steel blades into the open position.
Many cigar cutters leave trailing pieces of tobacco on the lip of the cigar. Others don't cut enough of the tip to allow an even, smooth draw. Almost none of the cigar cutters on the market will accommodate the large cigar sizes preferred in the USA. Like a proper wine glass enhances a good wine, an excellent cigar cutter promotes the full performance of fine cigars.
Why would a cigar connoisseur who spends $10 to $35 per cigar use anything but the best cutter? Lack of the proper tools and knowledge prevents it!
- Powerful Performance
An aluminum body encases the HRC 55 stainless steel blades in a spring-loaded, ergonomic shape. We harden the blades to prevent dulling, and buff them out by hand, using a felt grind wheel and stainless steel jeweler's rouge. This extra last step leaves a beautiful chrome finish, and removes all burrs and turned edges.
Super-sharp double guillotine blades scissor a perfect cut.
Finest aluminum and stainless steel, engineered and hand assembled for durability.
- Unmatched Style
Modern design matches the high-tech performance.
- Eye Catching
One-of-a-kind cutter others can't help noticing.
- Amazing Feel
The XIKAR® cutter gives cigar enthusiasts the finest cigar cut with power, efficiency and ease of use. The XIKAR® cigar cutter uses double-guillotine action, lauded by Cigar Aficionado® magazine as the best cigar cut.
Unique ergonomic design fits easily in your palm.
Tear-drop shape provides maximum grip strength.
Instructions for Use
Hold the cutter on one side in the first crook of knuckles, and on the other side along the length of your thumb. Use a powerful snap squeeze to cut your cigar for best effect. Note the two sides operate independently of one another, so one will always close against the cigar first. Rest assured that both blades meet in the middle and that each cuts the same amount of cigar.
XIKAR utilizes the "liner lock" on Xi knives for easy opening and closing. To release the lock and close the knife, simply turn the belly of the knife up so that you can see the blade slot. Then, using your thumb, push the angled liner that is pinned against the butt of the blade sideways toward the knife handle and away from the blade base. Once the liner is in a straight position against the body, close the blade slightly and the lock is released. You can now close the knife completely.
Use only as intended. Do not place any object other than a cigar in the opening aperture of the cutter. Do not use knives to pry or puncture. This could be dangerous to you and may ruin the knife's mechanics. XI products are sharp cutting instruments! Please keep all XI products out of reach of children and irresponsible adults. Damage as a result of misuse may void your warranty.
Do not test the blades' sharpness with your thumb, it's dumb! You can't feel the edge on the sharpest blades, so you will cut yourself before it "feels" sharp. The proper way to test the sharpness of any blade is to slice a shaving off the side of a lightweight piece of paper. Angle your blade edge 45 degrees against the paper's edge, and slice. If it cuts, it is sharp. If it tears, it needs buffing.
The XIKAR® cutter gives cigar enthusiasts the finest cigar cut with power, efficiency and ease of use. An aluminum body encases HRC55 stainless steel blades in a spring-loaded, ergonomic shape. This is the finest cutter you can buy - WE GUARANTEE IT!
- Xi05 Blue Xi Cutter...$59.95
- Xi04 Gold Xi Cutter...$59.95
- Xi02 Black Xi Cutter...$59.95
- Xi01 Silver Xi Cutter...$59.95
- Xi00 Titanium Xi Cutter...$59.95
These cutters, made in Solingen, Germany have blades hardened to a Rockwell C rating of 55, the result is the hardest, sharpest blade you can buy. The body retains the classic XIKAR shape and features a lightweight nylon fiberglass composite in metallic colors including blue, green, gray, burgundy (flat) and now, black.
- Xi2 2N Noir Black Cutter...$39.95
- Xi2 2M Malachite Green Cutter...$39.95
- Xi2 2L Lapis Blue Cutter...$39.95
- Xi2 2G Granite Silver Cutter...$39.95
- Xi2 2B Bloodstone Red Cutter...$39.95
The Xi3RW Redwood, Xi3BW Beachwood, Xi3ZW Zebrawood Xi3Tech Rubber all feature a stainless body. For the Xi3 RW, BW & ZW we polish the stainless, and give it exotic wood handles for an exquisite and elegant finish.
On the other hand, the Xi3 Tech utilizes rubberized handles and a bead blasted stainless finish for a more high-tech, utilitarian product. To give you a superior grip cut after cut we added rubberized "handles" that are seamlessly bonded to the steel blades. They complement the steel's bead blast finish giving the cutter a sophisticated high-tech look.
All Xi3 cutters features the same unique, ergonomic teardrop shape and double-guillotine action that gives the Xi and the Xi2 such powerful cutting ability in one simple squeezing motion.
- Xi3Tech TPR / Bead Blasted Stainless Cutter...$79.95
- Xi3ZW Zebrawood/Polished Stainless Cutter...$79.95
- Xi3BW Beechwood/Polished Stainless Cutter...$79.95
- Xi3RW Redwood/Polished Stainless Cutter...$79.95
Xi MTX Multi-Tool
The ultimate men's tool! This lightweight, compact folding cigar scissors also includes a cigar poker, knife blade, screwdriver, and bottle opener. Cigar scissors can cut up to a 54 ring-gauge cigar. Handy for all occasions. Comes with key ring attachment for easy access. Total thickness: .2 inches. Total weight: 1.0 oz!
- MTXBL Cigar Cutter Multi-Tool Black...$39.95
- MTXGD Cigar Cutter Multi-Tool Gold...$39.95
- MTXCH Cigar Cutter Multi-Tool Chrome...$39.95
- MTXBB Cigar Cutter Multi-Tool...$39.95
Xi MTSC Multi Tool
This lightweight, compact folding scissor in polished stainless steel also includes a nail file, knife blade, bottle opener and screwdriver. A convenient key ring keeps it within reach.
Total thickness: 0.2 inches. Total weight: 1.0 oz!
Xi 007 Twist Punch
This twist bullet punch features a unique large bore screw combined with body dimples for grip which allows you to quickly and easily open & close the blade. The closing action clears tobacco from the punch blade after each use. These solid brass plated punches are available in silver, gunmetal or gold.
Total length: 2 inches. Total weight: 1.6oz!
- Gold Twist Punch...$39.95
- Black Twist Punch...$39.95
- Silver Twist Punch...$39.95
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