Scrim by HutcH Studio has been known for using innovative, rare and occasionally exotic materials for the handles of its cutters, and the company’s latest creation is no exception.

For the company’s latest creation, Rick Hutchings sourced a limited production run of Asian-acquired rams’ horn, which he has shaped to serve as the handles of a XIKAR Xi3 cigar cutter body, which comes in the black phantom colorway. As with all Xi cutters, the blades are made from 440C stainless steel with a Rockwell HRC 57 rating, and the cutter can cut a 54 ring gauge cigar in half while being able to remove the cap of up to a 60 ring gauge cigar.

Hutchings called the rams’ horn “exquisitely textured” when he announced the new option. He noted that the new option will be a limited production, and while it’s not limited to a certain number of cutters, he noted that the cutter’s availability will be determined by the availability of the material.

Each cutter is priced at $300 and comes with a hand-sewn, black leather pouch.

Image courtesy of Scrim by HutcH.

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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, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.