If you’ve been following nature news lately, particularly if you live in the eastern part of the United States, you’ve likely heard about Brood X, the 10th brood of periodical cicadas that has begun to emerge after spending the past 17 years underground. The insects are not only known for their unique life cycle, but their very noticeable mating call, which results in a significant buzzing sound.

To commemorate the event, Rick Hutchings of Scrim by HutcH Studio, has created a limited edition cigar cutter, the Scrim by HutcH Brood X.

Like Hutchings’ other cutters, it uses a XIKAR Xi3 cutter body, while the handles are made from buffalo horn and feature reverse scrimshaw art, with a cicada depicted on the right handle and Brood X on the left handle.

Only 17 cutters are being produced, each priced at $400 and coming with a protective leather pouch. They can be ordered directly via the Scrim by HutcH Studio website.

Image courtesy of Rick Hutchings/Scrim by HutcH Studio.

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 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.