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Colibri Combines Triple Torch and V-Cutter in New Gotham Lighter

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Colibri is once again merging a cutter and lighter into one unit, this time merging a triple torch lighter and v-cutter in what they are calling the first such unit to be released.

The new Colibri Gotham starts with the company’s existing high performance triple-jet flame system and adds the company’s V-Cut on the back, using the exact same blade as the stand-alone version. Additionally, the lighter has been tested to be functional at elevations up to 12,000 feet above sea level.

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To deploy the cutter, the user simply needs to depress a pair of buttons on the sides of the Gotham which releases the cutter’s assembly out to its locked position. From there, the cutting process should be immediately familiar; when done, the buttons are pressed once again to unlock the assembly and slide it back to its home, locked position.

Even with the bottom of the Gotham home to the V-Cut’s assembly, the base of the lighter is where the fuel valve and flame adjustment knob are located. The front of the lighter features Colibri’s signature blue-tinted fuel window that allows easy viewing of the remaining butane level.

The company says that the Gotham has been in development for nearly three years to perfect the engineering and functionality needed to bring the two products together.

This isn’t the first time the company has merged a cutter and lighter, as the original Colibri Boss, released over a decade ago, offered a single torch lighter with a fold out guillotine cutter. The Colibri Astoria, released in 2014, offers a triple flame torch lighter with single guillotine blade. The Colibri Boss II built on both previous models by offering a double guillotine cutter along with a triple torch lighter.

The Gotham will be available in six finishes: black, red, blue, polished chrome, polished gold, and brushed gunmetal, each with black accents and an MSRP of $175.

The Gotham will debut next month at the 2017 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, which kicks off July 11 in Las Vegas. It will begin shipping to retailers in mid-August. The company will also be releasing the Colibri Rally at the show, a single flame lighter that is said to embody the spirit of modern F1 racing.

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Patrick Lagreid
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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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