At last week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, Integral Logistics unveiled a new lighter for its Lotus brand that they feel will be a true game changer in the world of guillotine cutters.

Lotus Jaws Cutter open feature

The Lotus Jaws uses double action serrated blades, a design that the company says produces an incredibly sharp and accurate cut of any cigar. The Jaws can accommodate cigars up to a 62 ring gauge and features an all metal housing.

Lotus Shark colors

It will begin to ship to retailers in August and comes with a suggested retail price of $29.95. It is offered in five colors: glossy black, red & black, yellow & black, metallic brown & polished gold and jungle green & black.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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.