October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015
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Kurt's Corner

A Cigar Lifestyle

   I love to travel.  Hunting and fishing trips, cigar events, vacations, in a variety of combinations fill my calendar each month. And I fill my bags with cigars for each, to smoke at the end of the day, or on the trail, in the boat... throughout the journey.
   Even when I am not on the road, I celebrate leisure time with a cigar, whether at golf (the cigar is definitely the most successful part of that outing!), in the garden, or around the fire pit. Actually, I’ll smoke a cigar with friends and associates any time we have a restful moment of camaraderie.
   Very clearly I have made a cigar central to leisure and camaraderie. In fact, I believe “a cigar is an hour-long vacation”, a source of happiness and pleasure.  The cigar creates the opportunity to celebrate with friends, whenever and wherever I can. I have a cigar lifestyle!
   I bet you do too!  In the coming months, I’ll share some of my recent celebrations with you.  And, I’ll invite you to share yours with me. 

Happy smoking!

Kurt Van Keppel

President, XIKAR, Inc.


Vintage Bronze Collection

    Five of our top-selling lighters have undergone an elegant renovation. Each vintage bronze lighter is hand polished to produce a rustic and one-of-a-kind finish to complement the modern G2 trim accents, creating a timeless style that will last a lifetime. The Vintage Bronze Collection is extremely limited and is only available at select retailers.
Vintage Bronze Collection Limited Edition Models (Click to View):

Fan Favorite 
12th Man Two-Tone Xi1 Cutters

 XIKAR is kicking off the 2015 football season with some exciting new products and offering cigar smokers the opportunity to represent their favorite team in style! For a limited time only, the classic Xi1 cutter will be dressed in two separate colors. 
Let Your Cutter Show Your Passion!
  • Red + Silver
  • Gold + Red
  • Orange + Black
  • Green + Gold
  • Navy + Silver
  • Black + Red
  • Gold + Black
  • Red + Blue
  • Orange + Navy
  • Blue + Orange
  • Navy + Red
  • Green + Silver
PLUS Buy any 12th Man Cutter and receive a free Stainless Steel Portable Ashtray Can!*
*At participating locations. 

Coming Soon
 Limited Time Offer Holiday Gift Sets

   The Holiday season is right around the corner, and XIKAR has assembled 6 Gift Packs perfect for any cigar smoker on your list! Each gift pack is filled with limited edition accessories that are only available in these sets! 

Black Night Gift Set

  • Black Night Ceramic Ashtray
  • ELX Stealth Lighter
  • VX Keychain Black Cutter
  • Xi3 Vintage Bronze Cutter
  • 5x64 Turrim Vintage Bronze Lighter
  • Luxury Collector's Display
  • Pulsar Chopper Orange Lighter
  • Xi1 Chopper Orange Cutter
  • Collector's Tin Packaging
  • Dont Tread On Me Ceramic Ashtray
  • Allume Black Tabletop Gadsden Flag lighter
  • Tech Quad Green Lighter
  • X875 Camo Cutter
  • 5ct Custom Green Travel Case with XIKAR Camo Dome Label
  • Allume Double Neon Lighter
  • Xi1 Two Tone Neon & Silver Cutter
  • Collector's Tin Packaging
All sets are available in stores only! Visit your local retailer for more information.

Free Sheath Offer
Cutter & Lighter Registration


  We are proud to offer custom-fitted protective sheaths for most XIKAR cutters and lighters! Simply follow this link to login and register your accessory. Successful registrations for qualifying products will receive a sheath by mail within 3 weeks.
   If you find that the sheath is initially extremely snug around your accessory, please allow the sheath to expand and form around your product, creating a custom fitted case unique to the shape of your cutter or lighter.
   For aficionados seeking a more luxurious option, the Xi Stingray Sheath is available for purchase. This exotic case made from authentic stingray skin fits all Xi1, Xi2 & Xi3 cigar cutters.

Testimonial of the Month

You guys continue to amaze. Your customer service and the incredible way you treat your customers are unique. I read in your newsletter that you offer free sharpening for the life of your cigar cutters. Years ago I purchased several high quality cutters, but over the years they became dull and were in need of sharpening. I didnt know who the manufacturer was so I decided to look at the engraved logo. Sure enough they were both manufactured by XIKAR. Before I sent them back for sharpening I confirmed the service was available. Your response confirmed that service and stated that some models were not easily resharpened and if that were the case XIKAR would replace them. Today I received two brand new cutters and the models I had were not inexpensive. Unbelievable way to treat customers. Thanks again does not do your company justice.

Steve A. 
Davie, FL


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

Featuring EX Lighter

   A Stylish and durable casing protects a powerful and reliable windproof flame in the EX lighter. Balancing style, materials, price and performance, the EX lighter is just what you're looking for. 

Features and Benefits

  • Durable finish, available in Black, Brushed Silver, Chrome Silver and Gunmetal
  • Easy adjustment wheel for a custom soft flame
  • Single windprof flame
  • Protective flip cap

The windproof feature makes the EX a great lighter for outdoor use or lighting at higher elevations!

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:

11/2 Native Pride
Irving, NY 6PM-8PM
11/4 Blend Bar & Cigar Lounge
Indianapolis, IN 5PM-9PM
11/5 Cousin's Cigars
New Rochelle, NY 4PM-8PM
11/5 En Fuego Tobacco Shop
Rockwall, TX 5PM-9PM
11/6 Absolute Tobacco
Katy, TX 4PM-8PM
11/6 Honolulu Cigar Company
Honolulu, HI 6PM-9:30PM
11/6 Renegade Cigars
Richardson, TX 5PM-10PM
11/6 Smoke Inn
Wellington, FL 4PM-9PM
11/7 Sabor Havana
Miami, FL 11AM-6PM
11/7 Smoke Ring
Webster, TX 12PM-11:30PM
11/9 Davidus Cigars
Ellicott City, MD 4PM-8PM
11/10 Davidus Cigars- Shady Grove
Gaithersburg, MD 4PM-8PM
11/10 Party Source
Bellevue, KY 5PM-8PM
11/11 Tampa Sweethearts
Tampa, FL 6PM-9PM
11/11 Tinder Box Waldorf
Waldorf, MD 4PM-10PM
11/12 Briar Shoppe
Houston, TX 2PM-6PM
11/12 Churchill's 
West Bloomfield, MI 4PM-10PM
11/12 Heritage Premium Cigar Shop
Marlton, NJ 4PM-8PM
11/12 The Cigar Room
Lee's Summit, MO 5PM-8PM
11/13 That Cigar Place
Houston, TX 5PM-9PM
11/14 Outlaw Cigar Company
Overland Park, KS 10AM-5PM
11/14 Tobacco Cove
Jacksonville, FL 12PM-4PM
11/16 Maxi's Cigar Lounge
Franklin Square, NY 4PM-8PM
11/18 The Smoking Dog
Maple Shade Township, NY 4PM-8PM
11/20 Grand River Cigar
Grand Rapids, MI 5PM-9PM
11/20 Jerry's Cigars
Tucson, AZ 3PM-7PM
11/20 The Cigar Shack
Lodi, NJ 6PM-10PM
11/21 Corona Cigar
Orlando, FL 12PM-6PM
11/21 Tobacco World
Marietta, GA 12PM-8PM
11/25 Hiland's Cigars
Scottsdale, AZ 12PM-5PM
11/27 Emerson's Cigars
Chesapeake, VA 11AM-2PM
11/27 Emerson's Cigars
Hampton, VA 5PM-8PM


Consumer Promotion
Receive FREE Items with Purchase!


  Looking for a great deal on XIKAR products? Check out out our Consumer Promotions! Receive free product with the purchase of the new Forte lighter, 12th Man Collection Cutters (perfect for football season!) and the Room101 Collection (just in time for Halloween!) Click here for more information, and to find a participating location near you!

Get into the Spirit
Room101 Week


  The last week of October is Room101 Week at XIKAR. We want to help you get into the Halloween spirit with the spooky Room101 Collection of accessories. 
   Don't have a Room101 accessory? XIKAR has you covered! We have teamed up with our friends at Blind Man's Puff to giveaway a 5ct Travel Case, a 5x64 Turrim lighter and 3 Xi1 cutters from the collection. Follow this link to enter for your chance to be one of 5 lucky winners! 

XIKAR Product Reviews

Volta Lighter
by Cigar Advisor

Watch the Review

Cirro Lighter
by Should I Smoke This?

Watch the Review

Forte Lighter
by Blind Man's Puff

Read the Review

Happy Halloween!

From all of us at XIKAR, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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