I got my hands on one of these while at the IPCPR Trade Show. I misplaced it and found it about a month ago. So I’ve been using it for the past month to see what I think of it.
Here are the details from the site regarding the tool.
The ultimate men’s tool! This lightweight, compact folding cigar scissors also includes a cigar poker, cigar box opener, 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!
As you can see from the description the tool is very small. I like the compact design it is easy to carry. Probably explains how I over looked it and it went for a ride in the dryer without any damage.
The draw poker, while short, has saved a couple cigars. The small screwdriver is nice for adjusting your lighters. I haven’t used the bottle opener yet it seems a bit small.
Alright now down to the whole reason we get cigar cutters to get cigars. It does take a little getting used to but the cutter does a fantastic job. Once you get the hang of it you can take some really shallow cuts only taking of a small amount of the cap. One problem I did notice is it does have an issue with pinching the cap on larger cigars, which I could avoid by giving the cigar a little twist while cutting.
Verdict: Due to the compact size and the control you can get over the cut of a cigar I love this cutter. If you consistently smoke cigars of a larger ring gauge though you might want to look at getting something else. Typically I smoke robustos and torpedos and the Xi MTX had no issues cutting those.
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