Scrim By HutcH Bringing New Designs to IPCPR 2018 (Update)

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Scrim by HutcH has a number of new designs in store for this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, ranging from limited editions to customized cutters, and even one you won’t be able to purchase.

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The two getting the biggest releases are The Duke and Patton, which as their names suggest, feature images of John Wayne and Gen. George S. Patton. Both are made with mammoth ivory and are priced at $500, with only 100 of each design produced.

Building on the theme of fighting FDA regulation that has been predominant in the cigar industry recently, Rick Hutchings, the man better known as HutcH, has created a limited edition “Fight the FDA” release using ivory micarta for the handles and which is priced at $350 per cutter. Only 250 of this design are begin produced. Hutchings is also contributing a pair of the cutters to a promotional giveaway being done with Cigars and Leisure magazine and Cigar Rights of America.

He has also created a new cutter called In Memorian that is based on the famous Savannah kneeling angel sculpture, which is found in a Savannah, Ga. cemetery. The cutter is able to be customized after purchase, as Hutchings will engrave the name and life dates of an individual into an open feather on one of the angel’s wings, which are made of mammoth ivory. It is priced at $500 per cutter.

Hutchings’ other new offering is a one-off creation, a “Fire It Up” themed cutter that is being used as a door prize for the IPCPR’S VIP cocktail party held on Monday evening. He told halfwheel that he has based the design on the theme of this year’s show, incorporating the show logo into the handles. A formal announcement about the cutter, as well as a picture, are scheduled to be released next week.

Update (June 18, 2018) — Rick Hutchings provided an image of the Fire It Up cutter, which has been added below. This article was originally published on May 22.

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

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