July 2015 Newsletter

July 2015
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Kurt's Corner

You're invited to Kurt Van Keppel's Birthday Bash!!

On Friday, August 7th, XIKAR and Twins Smoke Shop in Londonderry, NH are teaming up to celebrate Kurt's birthday! Join us for a classy night with the best deals on XIKAR you'll find. The festivities will include food, prizes, entertainment and an extra special collection of XIKAR items! Come celebrate with Kurt on Friday, August 7th from 4-7PM!

Kurt Van Keppel

President, XIKAR, Inc.


Introducing: The Forte

   The versatile Forte from XIKAR is the newest single jet flame lighter designed with the new Direct Inject Flame Technology. This high performance inspired all metal body features a built-in 7mm cigar punch, so you can always be prepared when the moment calls for a cigar.

Product Benefits

  • Direct Inject Flame Technology promotes a consistent and steady flame
  • Auto-lid mechanism protects the burner
  • Crosshatch texture for a superior grip
  • Easy-to-see red fuel window
  • Convenient fold out 7mm cigar punch
  • Large fuel wheel for easy flame adjustment
Enjoy the celebration, it's good for life!

Stay Tuned! The Volta

   XIKAR comes full circle with the new Volta quad flame lighter. The features and benefits of this new lighter will be available in the next XIKAR Nation Newsletter.

XIKAR U: How to Use a Cigar Punch

1) Line up the punch and cigar
2) Twist the punch as you slowly push into the cap
3) Pull straight  back and remove the punch
4) Enjoy!


  XIKAR offers a line of quality cigar punches in 7mm, 9mm and 11mm blades as well as several lighters with a convenient built-in punch.



  #XiDayFriday [zie-dey fry-dey] n.: Using your XIKAR cutter and lighter to kick off the weekend with a smoke.
   Unwinding with a good cigar on a Friday is the best way to get the weekend started! After lighting up your stogie, post a picture with the XIKAR accessories used to social media with the hashtag #XiDayFriday. You could be the next week's featured image!

Testimonial of the Month

   Last week at the IPCPR Trade Show and Convention, we were approached to repair a XIKAR lighter that very clearly had a unique story:
   Thomas McKnight is an OH-58D Kiowa pilot in the US Army. He owned his ELX lighter for about 2 years prior to going to Afghanistan, where the lighter traveled along on every combat mission he flew, and was used to light up a cigar at every opportunity.
   Our engineering team was able to swap out the internal mechanisms of the lighter with that of a brand new ELX, so that McKnight could keep the original lighter body that had been his companion throughout deployment.
   Thank you Thomas McKnight and all of the men and women of XIKAR Nation who serve in our Armed Forces!
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.

Stratosphere II

   The next generations of the Stratosphere has arrived. This high altitude and water resistant lighter is extremely durable and dependable. The Stratosphere II features the iconic "X" design throughout its rubber body for a superior grip and modern look. The new durable spring-assisted lid easily exposes a powerful single windproof flame. 

Product Benefits:

  • Slightly larger body style for a more ergonomic lid mechanism
  • Quick thumb action spring assisted protected lid to easily expose a powerful single windproof flame
  • Works at up to 12,000 ft, making it great for high altitude regions
  • Water-resistant and great for the boat
  • Durable body is ideal to throw in your golf bag, tool box, tackle box or any other outdoor adverture
  • "X" design on rubber body for superior grip
  • Large side fuel window to easily view fuel level
  • Oversized adjustment wheel to adjust flame height
High Performance at High Elevation! 

2015 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:

7/31 Smokers Palace
Wilson, NC 4PM-8PM
8/5 Tinder Box Waldorf
Waldorf, MD 4PM-8PM
8/6 Franklin Cigar
Franklin, TN 5PM-8PM
8/7 Burns Tobacconist
Chattanooga, TN 12PM-6PM
8/7 Twins Smoke Shop
Londonderry, NH 4PM-9PM
8/14 Burners Cigar Company
Huntersville, NC 3PM
8/14 Nat Sherman
New York, NY 12PM-6PM
8/15 Tinder Box of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC 9AM-11AM
8/21 Blue Havana II
Alpharetta, GA 4PM-8PM
8/22 Outlaw Cigar Company
Overland Park, KS 11AM-5PM
8/22 Thompson Cigar
Tampa, FL 10AM-2PM
8/28 JR Cigar
Selma, NC 11:30AM-4:30PM
8/29 Jungle Jim's
Fairfield, OH 3PM-9PM
8/29 WiseAsh Cigars
Smyrna, GA 2PM-7PM
9/4 Honolulu Cigar
Honolulu, HI 6PM-9PM
9/9 Smokers Haven
Metuchen, NJ 6PM-9PM
9/17 Hyde Park Cigars
Chicago, IL 5PM-9PM
9/18 Up Down Tobacco
Chicago, IL 5PM-9PM
9/19 Cigar House
Lawrenceville, GA 1PM-5PM
9/19 Bigg's Cigar Emporium
Chicago, IL 5PM-9PM
9/22 Davidus Cigars
Baltimore, MD 4PM-8PM
9/24 Pipes, Ltd. 
Hickory, NC 5PM-8PM
9/26 Cigar Studio "57"
Cumming, GA 2PM-7PM

Last Day, Act Now! Operation: Cigars for Warriors Fundraiser

   If you don't already follow @XIKARinc on Twitter, right now is the perfect time to start! Today is the last day for our Cigars for Warriors fundraiser, where we are donating $1 to the charity for every new follower to the XIKAR Twitter account.
   Help us spread the word to raise money for this outstanding charity that provides premium cigars and accessores to American Service Men and Women serving in combat zones!

XIKAR Product Reviews


Forte Lighter
by Blind Man's Puff

Read the Review

Volta Lighter
by Blind Man's Puff

Read the Review


5x64 Turrim Lighter
by Cigar Lighter Reviews

Read the Review

Summer Lovin',
Lovin' XIKAR.

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