XIKAR is honoring first responders and members of the military with a trio of limited edition color ways for its Xi2 cutter.

The limited edition Hero Series will head to retailers on Dec. 6 and comes with three options: one features a red line in honor of firefighters, one has a blue line representing police officers, and the third is offered in a digital camouflage version as a nod to the armed forces.

Each of the three options has an MSRP of $59.99.

As with the rest of the Xi2 collection, the cutter is made of a lightweight nylon-fiberglass composite and offers a double guillotine style with stainless steel blades. It can handle cigars up to a 60 ring gauge and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

XIKAR is owned and distributed by Quality Importers. The company has not yet announced how many units of each design are being produced.

Image courtesy of XIKAR/Quality Importers.

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