Last spring, Scrim by HutcH announced a new cutter called the Vietnam Wall/Fallen Warrior, which was created to honor Vietnam veterans. The cutter, which could be customized by having an individual’s service dates added to one handle, was slated to roll out in late summer and into the fall.

However, delays in getting the XIKAR Xi3 stainless steel cutter body pushed the project back, and then back further, and eventually back far enough that Rick Hutchings had to change plans for the project. He changed the cutter body to the Xi3’s Phantom option, a bead blasted matte black PVD-plated body option. It’s a change that Hutchings said makes the buffalo horn handles with reverse scrimshaw art “really look dramatic.”

The new-look cutter is just about ready to begin shipping, as Hutchings told halfwheel that he is ready to begin shipping it in a little over a week from now. The are also some changes to the release’s details, as production numbers have increased from 100 pieces to 250 pieces, while pricing has decreased from $500 to $450. The cutter will still come with a black leather pouch, and can still be customized with a name and service date for no extra charge beyond the cost of shipping it to Hutchings, if it is purchased via a retailer. The cutter can also be purchased directly from Scrim by Hutch, with Hutchings adding the customization prior to it shipping.

Hutchings noted that he is beginning to fulfill the preorders for the cutter and expressed his thanks to those who preordered the cutter for their patience with the delays.

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 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.