Quality Importers is proud to announce the launch of the highly anticipated XIKAR X-clusive series of luxury cigar cutters. Developed in partnership with renowned jeweler Jacob & Co., these four-pièce unique, one-of- one cutters exemplify exquisite artisanship and design. The collection features two concepts: constellation and geometric designs, each constructed with luxurious hand-applied custom enamel finishes in various hues on a body ofsterling silverwith a suggested retail price of $16,000.
The XIKAR X-clusive cigar cutters represent the latest addition to the bespoke XIKAR Xi cigar cutter series. There is no limit to the type or quality of materials that are available to constructthese made-to- order accessories,making them the only bespoke luxury cigar cutter collection. Your designs can feature gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, or any other precious materials. The constellation cutters are available in blue or black enamel finishes, accentuating the constellations with sterling silver details.
Meanwhile, the geometric cutter design offers two options—a solid sterling silver finish with the illusion of dimension or a geometric hombre design transitioning from warm yellow to burgundy with an enamel finish.
The featured offering of the XIKAR X-clusive series is the Dueling Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl Cigar Cutter, a true masterpiece inspired by an old Asian legend. With an MSRP of $160,000, this cutter features an 18K gold body and blade handles meticulously pavé set by hand with 1,940 lustrous red rubies (22.50ct). The fully-functioning handles, which hold the precision steel blades, showcase two ruby-eyed 18K yellow gold dragons with arms outstretched to clutch the cherished prize—a large flame- engulfed pearl at the apex of the cutter.
Quality Importers has established itself as a pioneer in introducing luxury, heirloom cigar accessoriesto the industry. Each XIKAR cutter is a functional tool, meticulously designed and handcrafted work of art. Michael Giordano, Founder and CEO of Quality Importers, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration stating, “It’s our pleasure to continue working with Jacob & Co. to introduce innovative products that consumers have never dreamt of or seen before. These cigar accessories are heirlooms intended to be passed down through generations, preserving the tradition of enjoying a cigar.”
Jacob Arabo, founder and chairman of Jacob & Co., shared his thoughts on the partnership, saying, “The first cutter we worked on with XIKAR was a great experience. Now we’re back with an entire lineup of luxury cigar cutters. It’s a great object to design and to use. It’s very tactile and sensual. It has to have the right weight and feel. Not to mention, it’s part of a ritual that I love—the preparation of a good cigar.”
To celebrate the launch of the XIKAR X-clusive series, Quality Importers hosted an exclusive event at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour, Florida. The event featured a silent auction benefiting SIDES Charity, which supports families affected by Ewing’s Sarcoma and other pediatric cancers. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to witness the art of cigar rolling by La Aurora and indulge in their vintage cigar, La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2021 LE, a well-balanced, vintage blend masterpiece with an ultra-smooth medium-to-full-bodied smoke.
Quality Importers invites interested individuals to schedule a private showing of the XIKAR X-clusive series or plan a tour of their Florida offices. For inquiries regarding purchasing or creating a custom heirloom XIKAR X-clusive piece, please visit www.qualityimporters.com.
About Quality Importers Trading Company®
Quality Importers Trading Company is the largest accessory supplier to the premium cigar trade. The company is renowned for its innovation, delivering groundbreaking designs to the cigar industry, including the development of SureSeal® Technology used in Humidor Supreme® brand humidors and the iconic Xi1 cigar cutter. Committed to exceptional customer service, Quality Importers serves customers, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers worldwide with innovative, high-quality products. Based in the United States with international recognition and growth the company’s extensive family of brands includes XIKAR, Palió, Cigar Caddy, Humidor Supreme, DivPro, Get-a-Grip, Hydra electronic humidifiers, Hygroset Adjustable digital hygrometers, Stinky, and Shuriken.