Rick Hutchings may be best known for his scrimshaw work in wood and fossil, but he’s been known to venture into other materials as well, and today announced that he’s releasing two new color options for cutters with Kirinite handles.

Kirinite is an advanced acrylic material with thin strands of poly paper swirled in during the production process. It has become popular in the past decade or so for use in knives and firearm grips. For the two new colors, Hutchings is offering Pepper Jade (left) and Venom. The Venom will be available on an ongoing basis, but the Pepper Jade is limited to just 10 pieces due to it being discontinued by the company that makes Kirinite.

Both cutters are priced at $250 and feature a Xikar Xi3 cutter, with a hand sewn leather pouch included for protection while transporting. They are available directly through HutcH Studio.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.