One of the most unique cigar cutters of recent memory is heading back to the market.

In 2011, Cigar Innovations brought the Shuriken cutter to market. The unique cutter uses six blades inside a cap to make six small incisions on the wrapper. The cigar is placed inside the top end of the Shuriken with the cigar’s cap meeting the blade. A firm press and the blades penetrate the wrapper. To the eye, the cigar doesn’t look to be cut because the incisions are small.


The Shuriken had buzz in 2011, but Cigar Innovations lacked the inventory and support to compete in the accessory market. Fast forward a few years and Quality Importers, the same company that now controls Cigar Caddy, Palió and Stinky ashtrays, has bought the Shuriken and brought it back to market.

Michael Giordano, Quality Importers president, told halfwheel the company is making the cutter at its factory using molds developed from the original. It is once again available in plastic and metal forms.

The plastic version is $19.99, the same price as the original, and now available for sale. Giordano said the metal version, which will retail for $35.99, will arrive in early January. It will be sold in black, gun metal and silver.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.