Artist Rick Hutchings has garnered quite a following for his unique cigar cutters that use the body of a XIKAR Xi3, but replace the handles with designs that feature everything from celebrities to exotic materials and more. This year, Scrim by HutcH rolled out a number of new pieces for both categories.In the celebrity category, two buffalo horn cutters based off the film The Big Lebowski are quite possibly the stars of the booth. One features Jeff Bridges’ character, Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, and the other features Walter Sobchak, who was  played by John Goodman. There are 25 numbered sets priced at $800, and an additional 250 of each cutter will be made, priced at $400.

George Burns, a noted cigar smoker is featured on another cutter, which is made of 10,000-year-old mammoth ivory and priced at $500 with only 100 cutters produced.

Groucho Marx, also a well known actor, comedian, and cigar smoker, has his image made from Buffalo Horn with the lighter priced at $400. This is limited to 250 individual pieces priced at $400. There are also 25 numbered sets of Marx and Burns priced at $900.A new carbon fiber design is out as well, priced at $300.Hutchings obtained used Maker’s Mark barrels for one of his other new releases, which is priced at $250 and comes with a buffalo leather pouch. There’s a $120 pen that also comes with a leather case.

He’s also using a varietal called snakewood, which when cut has a pattern that resembles that of a snake’s skin. It is $250.

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