An extra-large version of the iconic XIKAR Xi cutter is now heading to stores.

Quality Importers Trading Co., the parent company of XIKAR, has announced that it has begun shipping the XIKAR Xi80, a double guillotine cutter designed to cut cigars as thick as 80 ring gauge. Like the other Xi cutters, the design is quite different from traditional double guillotine cutters. It uses a teardrop-shaped body, a spring-action trigger, and handles that extend outwards from the bottom of the body.

Currently, the Xi80 is only offered in a black body made of ABS plastic with stainless steel blades. It has an MSRP of $49.99.

That said, Quality Importers allows manufacturers and retailers to order custom, branded versions of its products including the Xi80 through the company’s in-house customization division, the Swag Bunker.

“The demand for big ring gauges remains high in the marketplace and we are thrilled to deliver a cutter tailored to give them a perfect experience,” said Michael Giannini, director of customer engagement, in a press release. In addition, with the larger design of this Xi cutter, there is a lot of room to get creative on custom designs available through THE SWAG BUNKER.”

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