Peas and carrots
Cigars and XiKAR cutters.
At risk of sounding like an advertorial, here's the story. About a year ago, before the anti-smoking Nazis' influence came to full fruition, I was at a bar with some pals in Lancaster, PA. In my circle I’m the "cigar guy," so it was my great pleasure to share some primo sticks alongside our many and various libations. With last call upon us, we stumbled into a cab playing Charlie Daniels on the radio and made our way home. As we belted out "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" at the top of our lungs, it occurred to me that this had been a very fun night, indeed.
Inspecting my pockets the following morning, I winced at finding nada where my XiKAR Xi3 Tech cutter was supposed to be. Though not cheap, this cutter had been the most reliable accessory I ever had the pleasure of owning: In short, the lovechild of form and function, with its bead blasted stainless titanium finish, teardrop profile, and rubberized grip. Its smooth cutting action made the clipping ritual a true pleasure. (Sigh)
Friends, I told you that to tell you this: I've been reunited with the beloved Xi3 Tech. Not the same one, naturally - some sticky-fingered jerk is running around Lancaster with that one - but with her exact likeness. I can barely subdue my excitement…in fact, I think I'll clip a cigar now, to be smoked in her honor.
Life is good.
What's your must-have cigar accessory? Let me know by leaving a comment.
- Hayward Tenney