There are some new color ways coming to XIKAR’s Xi2 cutters courtesy of artist Charlie Turano III.

The XIKAR Xi2 Nightlife Series is inspired by “the flowing lights and dynamic action of big city night life,” according to a press release and features the artist’s trademark brushstroke style. Turano, who is based in Miami, is known for his work with Fanatics Authentic, a company that specializes in sports artwork and memorabilia.

It is being offered in four colors: red, orange, blue, and green, each priced at $59.99.

The Xi2 is a double guillotine cutter that uses stainless steel blades and can cut cigars up to a 60 ring gauge. Like all XIKAR products, it is supported by the company’s limited lifetime warranty.

The new design options are being added as an ongoing production release, part of the company’s 2021 new releases, and are now shipping to retailers.

XIKAR and Turano have previously worked together on a series of humidors and cutters that were released in 2019.

Image courtesy of Quality Importers Trading Co.

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