The latest creation from Scrim by HutcH Studio not only uses a XIKAR cutter body, but it’s specifically designed to pair with a XIKAR lighter.

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The Scrim by HutcH Studio Tactical cutter is designed as a complement to the XIKAR Tactical 1 lighter, which is known for its oversized single flame torch as well an emphasis on its durability.

As with other Scrim by HutcH creations, the cutter uses a XIKAR Xi3 body, a dual guillotine design that uses 440C stainless steel blades with a Rockwell HRC 57 rating, and can handle cigars up to a 60 ring gauge. The handles are made from Kirinite, an acrylic that is known for its durability, stability and distinctive look. In this case it gets covered with a wrinkle finish black ceramic coating. While the Tactical 1 lighter is available in several color options, Rick Hutchings told halfwheel that he is currently limiting the cutter to the black color way.

The Tactical cutter is being added as an ongoing production item priced at $250 and is currently available directly from Scrim by HutcH Studio. Each cutter comes with a pouch designed with a spot for the Tactical 1’s clip to allow it to sit next to the cutter without rubbing the finish.

Images courtesy of Scrim by HutcH Studio.

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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.