In December, I pondered whether or not anyone would challenge XIKAR’s dominance in the $30-100 cutter and lighter market. Turns out, Colibri is going to get serious about doing it. The company has gotten over the quality issues that plagued it a few years ago, its designs continue to be sharp, but more importantly, less XIKAR-inspired and now the company is getting a salesforce. David Lampert joined the company, hired some full-time sales representative and is said to be looking at even more expansion.
The collaboration with Daniel Marshall is back for another year and more designs. There’s the same 12-inch version from last year offered in matte black as well as a new matte red finish. Only 200 units of each color are being made and they will retail for $1,500.
In addition, there’s a 16-inch version, only available in matte black, also limited to 200 units. It will retail for $1,995.
Both humidors ship at the end of this month.
To go along with the humidor, Colibri is creating a melamine ashtray designed to hold six cigars. Because it’s melamine, the ashtray can withstand heat a lot better than traditional ashtrays and is very hard to destroy via normal wear and tear.
This is not limited and will ship in November with a suggested price of $150.
Colibri Astoria Colors
There’s three new colors: red/black, blue/black, black/black. Pricing is the same as the rest of the triple flame color options, $150. These are already shipping now.
There’s also a limited edition version of the Astoria being made in collaboration with the Fuente family, whose Fuente Fuente OpusX brand turns 20 this year. Pricing on that is $185 and it will ship in the fall.
You can read Patrick Lagreid’s review of the triple flame lighter with guillotine cutter, here.
Colibri Enterprise 2 Jewelry Finish
There’s updated color options with chrome, gold and rose gold details. The new version of the dual flame lighter that is shipping now with a suggested price of $79.
This is a new single-flame torch lighter with a rubberized black lacquer base. It was designed to pair well with the Colibri Cut guillotine cutter. It will ship in September. The lighter itself is $39, a gift set with the Falcon and matching Cut cutter will retail for $78.
This is a new triple-flame lighter, featuring the angled jets that are found on the Stealth 3 and Astoria cutters. It’s offered in four finishes—black, silver, red and blue—with a rubberized lacquer finish.
Look for the Monaco in October with a suggested retail price of $69.
It’s pretty simple, it’s the Colibri V-Cut without the v-cut. The S-Cut is a dual guillotine cutter with one fixed blade and one moving blade. In addition, there’s a solid back. There’s a total of six colors.
Pricing is suggested at $39 and a scheduled ship date in mid-November. More details here.
There’s new color options for this double-flame lighter. Pricing is $79 and it is expected to begin shipping next month.
Speaking of the V-Cut, there’s four new colors: blue, green, orange and pink. Pricing is $39 and these ship in October.
Colibri Voyager, Belmont & Scepter
There’s also new finishes for these lighters. The Belmont ($39) and Scepter ($49) are shipping now, while the Voyager will ship in September for $79.
There’s new colors for the soft flame lighter. They will head to stores in August with a suggested retail price of $59.
Firebird Wildcat Table Lighter
This is a new triple-flame lighter in three colors. It’s shipping now with a price tag of $49.
Firebird Wildcat 1
It’s a smaller version of the aforementioned table lighter. This is a single flame version available in the same colors, plus silver, and has a suggested retail price of $9.99. It will ship in November.
The Estremo lighter ($150) will get a matte black finish added to its color options, meaning it will be available in red/black, orange/black, black/black, as well as the Forza ($175), which will now be offered in red/black, yellow/back and blue/black.