October 2014 Newsletter

October 31, 2014
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Kurt's Corner

I am in costume and can't be found, as I
"(cigar) stick or treat" throughout the neighborhood. 

Happy Halloween XIKAR Nation!


Kurt Van Keppel
President, XIKAR, Inc.


NEW VX Keychain!

     The VX Key Chain is XIKAR's new compact and portable V- cutter. Its razor sharp inverted blade produces a beautiful "cat's eye" notch in the end of the cigar, leaving the cap firmly in place. The VX Key Chain is perfect for the cigar smoker who enjoys a crisp V-cut but travels light. Always have your favorite cut and cutter at your fingertips! 

Product Benefits:

  • Durable and compact body that easily fits into your pocket
  • Features a key ring so you never misplace your cutter and it's always close at hand
  • Inverted single stainless steel V-shaped blade prevents your cigar from being damaged when cutting
  • Produces a clean wedge shaped notch on the cigar cap, also referred to as a "cat's eye," eliminating annoying cigar clippings in your mouth
  • Ensures a perfect cut every time by keeping the cigar cap intact
  • Contoured cutter body acts as a cigar rest
Powerful Precision.
Fits in your Pocket.

Featuring Travel Humidors

  XIKAR Travel Humidors keep your cigars safe while on the go. Available in 5ct, 10ct, 15ct, 18-24ct, 30-50ct and 50-80ct capacities for every occasion! 

Product Benefits:

  • Made of super-strong ABS molded plastic construction that is crushproof to protect your cigars
  • ABS plastic won't contaminate your cigars, making them taste of plastic like inferior travel cases
  • XIKAR cases are airtight and watertight to keep your cigars fresh
  • Molded lock ring for additional security
  • High density urethane foam cradles and protects your cigars
  • Pressure release valve on 18-24ct, 30-50ct and 50-80ct to avoid pressure lock
  • 1 mini-humidifier included in 5-15ct sizes, 50ct Crystal Humidifier included in 18-80ct sizes.
  • Made in the USA

Tobacconists University: Air Travel with Humidors

   The most technically extravagant humidors have an extremely tight seal which requires an air valve to allow depressurization after airplane travel. If you are flying with a smaller capacity humidor that does not feature an air valve, the humidor may become stuck due to changes in air pressure. To open, squeeze the closed case tight near one latch and then flip the latch. do the same for the other side. Squeezing near the latch pushes air out, making it easier to open after air pressure changes.

Contest Results
Accessorize your Hot Rod with our Hot Rod!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hot Rod Photo Contest! Be sure to check out the photo album on the XIKAR Facebook Page to see the awesome Hot Rods of XIKAR Nation! Congratulations to our top 3 finishers, who will receive a XIKAR cooler, bottle opener, ashtray can and hat! 

Be sure to get your limited edition Hot Rod Collection cutter and lighter! These new 2-toned accessories won't last long!

XIKAR Product Reviews


Ultra Cutter/Lighter Combo
by CigarCrook

Watch the Review

by Halfwheel

Read the Review

Allume Double
by Should I Smoke This?

Watch the Review


"I choose XIKAR lighters because I refuse to disrespect my cigar with anything less than the best."
We love this Instagram post from a member of XIKAR Nation! Why do you choose XIKAR? Let us know!

Upcoming XIKAR Events

There are a lot of great events for you to check out and get some awesome XIKAR deals! To hear about all of the latest events/news, visit our tab for Events on XIKAR.com. Here are a few coming up from our XIKAR retailers:

10/29 Cigar Emporium
Marietta, GA 3PM-7PM
10/29 Corona Cigar Company
Orlando, FL 6PM-12AM
10/30 Churchill's Fine Cigars
Tempe, AZ 4PM-7PM
10/30 Corona Cigar Company
Orlando, FL 6PM-11PM
11/1 The Humidor Cigars & Lounge
Wichita, KS 2PM
11/3 Maxi's Cigar Lounge
Franklin Square, NY 4PM-9PM
11/11 Old Virginia Tobacco Company
Arlington, VA 4PM-8PM
11/12 Tinder Box of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC 5PM-8PM
11/13 Beach House Cigars
Wall Township, NJ 5PM-9PM
11/13 Old Virginia Tobacco Company
Sterling, VA 4PM-8PM
11/13 PCB Cigars
Panama City, FL 4PM-8PM
11/14 Humidor Pipe Shop
Huntsville, AL 12PM-6PM
11/14 JR Cigar
Paramus, NJ 1PM-5PM
11/15 Sabor Havana
Miami, FL 12PM-6PM
11/18 Tinder Box of Tennessee
Memphis, TN 4PM-7PM
11/19 Tampa Sweethearts
Ybor City, FL 4PM-8PM
11/19 The Cigar Room
Madison, AL 5PM-9PM
11/20 Smoky's Tobacco, Cigars&Gifts
Knoxville, TN 5PM-9PM
11/21 JR Cigar
Whippany, NJ 12PM-4PM
11/21 Stogie's Ales & Fine Cigars
Brentwood, TN 5PM-8PM
11/21 World Famous Cigar Bar
Ft. Meyers, FL 4PM-9PM
11/22 Tobacco World
Marietta, GA 12PM-8PM
11/23 Tampa Sweethearts
Ybor City, FL 12PM-5PM
11/28 Emerson's Cigars
Chesapeake, VA 11AM-2PM
11/28 Emerson's Cigars
Hampton, VA 5PM-8PM


Product and Process Excellence Quiz

The XIKAR VP of Engineering and Process Excellence created a quick quiz on the features and benefits of some of our 2014 product innovation. Test out your knowledge on some of your favorite new XIKAR accessories!
     IPCPR and the launch of numerous new items from XIKAR seems like forever ago already.  In the blur of smoke and lights that is Las Vegas, did you get a thorough introduction and learn all of the cleaver tricks that make each item unique?  It's time for a quick quiz!
Did You Know......

- That the X875 cutter features cutting chamber access ports on each side of the cutter that allow tobacco debris to be ejected with each cut?

- That the VX Key Chain cutter has an advanced spring mechanism inside that prevents the cutter from opening in your pocket and also gives it a silky smooth cutting action?

- That the Vintage Bronze finish on the Cirro is applied by hand so no two lighters are the same?

And finally...

- That the PuroTemp System has customizable warnings that can alert you when your humidor requires your attention?

  At XIKAR, we go out of our way to design and build products of the highest quality and ultimate convenience so you can have the best smoking experience possible.   

Testimonial of the Month

I finally saved up and bought myself a brand new Trezo G2. I also had to trade in my Ellipse, but one of my smoke shops swapped it out no questions asked. This Ellipse 3 is working just fine. The adjustment wheel is dialed in perfect I have a brand new one now and I will still stand behind XIKAR products for life. What I love about the Trezo is the ignition is on the side and the lid is completely out of the flame. So it doesn't get too hot. I also love the angled jets on the end. This makes it perfect for touching up my stogies. My friend has a Trezo that has been dropped over a hundred times thrown out of a car and run over by a truck. The darn thing still works like a champ, so he found out just how durable this little lighter really is! The finish is worn off but still keeps going!

Brian S. 
Colorado Springs, CO

Share your own experience with the XIKAR Nation. Submit your testimonial here!


X4L Hall of Fame

The XIKAR FOR LIFE Hall of Fame Award is designed to recognize outstanding individuals of XIKAR Nation. Nominees are selected based on their love of XIKAR plus their passion for the cigar lifestyle.
 If you  know someone who represents XIKAR Nation with a passion for the brand, love for the lifestyle and appreciation of quality, please fill our newly revised 
nomination form.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween from all of us at XIKAR!
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