July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016
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Kurt's Corner
IPCPR 2016

           The 84th Annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer Trade Show and Convention took place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. XIKAR is thrilled to introduce several new innovations to our product line, as well as stunning new finishes to existing fan favorites and a variety of Limited Edition Gift Sets that will be available in time for the holiday season.
   These products were very well received by our valued XIKAR retailers, and we are overjoyed for them to deliver to stores throughout the upcoming months and into the hands of the XIKAR Nation!
   The XO cutter was perhaps the most highly anticipated launch at IPCPR this year. This ultimate cutting machine's revolutionary planetary gear system and unique circular form create an instant visual intrigue, with the popular opinion, "Once you get it in your hand, you’re hooked!”
   The Xidris single flame lighter was another popular item at the show, sure to fast track its way into your accessory collection. This high performance inspired lighter comes in a variety of eight striking color combinations and is equipped with XIKAR’s reliable Direct Inject™ Flame Technology.
   Find an overview of all new product introductions throughout this newsletter and on the XIKAR 2016 New Innovations Page, and keep an eye out for more exciting information including availability, coming soon!


New XO Cutter

   The XO is a cutting machine, inspired by timeless design principles. The dual stainless steel blades operate on a patent pending planetary gear system, ensuring the blades open and close in perfect harmony, providing a guided and clean cut every time. The distinct, round aluminum body of the XO is built for relentless durability and exceptional performance. Engineered to optimize the standard double guillotine style cut. 

Product Benefits:

  • Razor sharp blades provide a clean cut
  • Lightweight aluminum body provides added durability
  • Geared cutting system produces synchronized blade action for smoother cuts
  • Precise, one-handed operation
  • Cuts the cap of 70RG cigars

Available Finishes

  • Black
  • Gunmetal
  • Bronze

MSRP $99.99

  • Blue with Black Blades

MSRP $119.99

IPCPR Launch
XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control

   XIKAR, Inc. and Boveda Inc. are pleased to announce a long-term supply agreement under which Boveda will manufacture and supply XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control products using Boveda’s patented technology.
   XIKAR 2-Way Humidity Control packets consist of a proprietary blend of natural salts and purified water enclosed in a semi-permeable reverse osmosis membrane. They are guaranteed to provide a constant level of humidity that never fluctuates or cycles - preserving your cigars' natural oils and sugars, allowing them to improve with age.
   According to XIKAR President Kurt Van Keppel, the addition of Boveda-powered packets completes XIKAR’s humidification offering: “Our agreement with Boveda is a natural step in our pursuit to be the turn-key supplier of all cigar accessories, to all cigar retailers.” Scott Almsberger, XIKAR Chief Design Officer adds, “Within the category of consumer humidification, Boveda carved out a significant niche; we are happy to bring two-way humidification products into our family of full line humidification products.”

60g Packs MSRP: $3.97 each
8g Packs MSRP: $1.00 each

IPCPR Launch
Blue & Yellow 5ct. Travel Humidors

    XIKAR travel humidors keep your cigars safe while on the go. Now available in Yellow and Blue finishes, these humidors have a strong airtight, watertight, crushproof ABS plastic construction that will protect your cigars from being crushed during your trip.

MSRP: $29.99

Stay Connected

XIKAR Mobile Messaging

The latest way to connect with XIKAR has arrived! XIKAR Mobile Messaging brings exclusive promotional offers and news to the palm of your hand in real time! This is also a great outlet for members of XIKAR Nation who are not involved with social media to become more active in our contests and giveaways.

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XIKAR Product Reviews

Tech Quad Flame Lighter

by Cigar Aficionado
Read the Review

High Performance Gift Set
by Blind Man's Puff

Read the Review

New Xidris Lighter

     Designed in a class of its own, the new Xidris single flame lighter pushes the limits of luxury styling and high-performance output. Each lighter features a  unique, supercar-inspired finish for a distinct and profound style, enhanced through flawless lines and subtle curves. Direct Inject Flame Technology optimizes performance, promoting a consistent and steady flame, time after time.

Product Benefits:

  • Direct Inject Flame Technology promotes a consistent and steady flame
  • Size squeeze ignition system features honeycomb traction pad for superior grip
  • Built-in safety-tilt ignition system prevents lighter from igniting upside down
  • Auto-lid mechanism protects the burner from potentially harmful debris
  • EZ-View red fuel window allows you to visibly detect remaining butane levels
  • Oversized and ultra-accessible fuel adjustment wheel
  • Vented "hood" scoop for optimum performance

Available finishes:

  • Slate Grey 
  • Canary Yellow
  • Glacier White
  • Jet Black
  • Daytona Red
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Sandstone Tan
  • Chopper Orange

MSRP $69.99

Blending Luxury & Performance. 

IPCPR Launch
Cigar Locker

    The Cigar Locker by XIKAR is the solution for traveling with cigars. The crush-proof case was designed to carry 10 full-size toro cigars in an air-tight compartment. Safely store and secure your cutter, lighter and any other valuables without sacrificing cigar capacity.

MSRP: $64.99

IPCPR Launch
Xi3 Damascus Cutter

    To celebrate 20 years of the Xi cutter, founders Kurt Van Keppel and Scott Almsberger have designed a limited edition cutter for the ultimate collector, the Xi3 Damascus.

MSRP: $499.99

2016 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, access our Events Calendar. Here are a few coming up from our XIKAR retailers:

8/4 Waterwheel Cigar
Amelia Island, FL 4PM-9PM

8/12 Outlaw Cigar Company
Kansas City, MO 3PM-8PM
8/13 2016 CigarBQ
Geyserville, CA 4PM-8PM
8/13 Metro Cigars - Brew City Cigar Fest
Germantown, WI 4PM-10PM

8/13 Outlaw Cigar Company
Overland Park, KS 11AM-5PM
8/20 Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival
Broomfield, CO 12PM-6:30PM
8/25 Timothy's Fine Cigars
Bay City, MI 4PM-9PM
8/27 Jungle Jim's 
Fairfield, OH 11AM-9PM

Testimonial of the Month

  "People are generally quick to complain about customer service when it's bad, but quiet when it's great.
   During the Fuente event my Xikar 532GM XTX Double Lighter quit working. It seemed the piezo igniter gave out. I went on their website since I had registered my products and I printed out a product return form and sent the lighter back to XIKAR. Shortly after they received it, I got an email that they were replacing my lighter. A few days after that, on Saturday, I received a brand new 533G2 Allume Double lighter Stealth-G2.
   XIKAR has given me phenomenal customer service over the years."
--Carlo DeBlasio 
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