XIKAR cigar cutters are bold, masculine and beautifully engineered. The Xi series is designed to be both comfortable in the hand and well-balanced for a perfect cut. Other cigar cutters within the distinguished XIKAR family such as the cigar scissor, punch, v-cut, cigar knife and ultra slim cutters are all perfectly in tune with the needs of the modern day cigar aficionado. The unique range of cigar cutters complements every cigar smoker while providing signature performance. XIKAR has the right cigar tool for every occasion; v-cut, straight-cut, scissor cut, or punch.

The patented Xi cutter became the market leader of non-disposable cigar cutters and XIKAR continues to design products that differentiate our offering from their competition.

XIKAR is dedicated to providing value through honest and ergonomic design at a fair price. Honest design includes consideration of function, ergonomic comfort with simple, clean lines and lack of superfluous decoration on the product. Good design will enhance a user’s visual, tactile and mechanical experience with XIKAR products.

The following four fundamentals make up their product development:

  • Function: Innovative/superior function
  • Form: Artful to the eye
  • Feel: Ergonomic to the hand
  • Fair: A fair price, combined with quality and design.


XO™ Cutter

XO™ Double Guillotine Cutter

In 2016, XIKAR introduced the XIKAR XO™ Double Guillotine Cutter. Inspired by timeless design principles, the dual stainless steel blades operate on a patent pending planetary gear system, ensuring the blades open and close in perfect harmony, providing a guided and clean cut every time. The distinct, round aluminum body of the XO™ is built for relentless durability and exceptional performance. Engineered to simplify the standard double guillotine style cut.

XIKAR Xi Double Guillotine:

Xi USAThis is the cutter that made XIKAR a household name in the cigar world!

In 1994, XIKAR’s Kurt Van Keppel, wanted to buy a good cigar cutter. He found the inexpensive models and the high-end models underperforming. So, he set out with friend Scott Almsberger to match good design (ergonomics and function) with the best styling and materials. The result was the Xi cutter, which they first assembled in their garages, and is now the market leader in cigar cutlery.

XIKAR’s Xi cutters have been aesthetically restyled by both the company and third parties, such as scrimshaw artist Rich “HutcH” Hutchings, over the last 20 some odd years, but the underlying blade design and function remains unchanged.

XIKAR Standard Double Guillotine:

While the Xi was the original solution to a problem of low quality, poor functioning cigar cutters in 1994, the team at XIKAR has embraced perfecting a line of standard double guillotine cutters for those that prefer that unique ergonomic experience with their Ultra Slim, X8, M8 and X875 cutters.


The iconic Xi cutter is a more controlled version of a standard scissor cutting action. The MTX Multi Tool is the ultimate cigar tool with five functions in one. These lightweight stainless steel folding cigar scissors now feature a large screw driver to easily adjust your flame height. It also features a cigar poker, small screwdriver/ lighter flame adjuster and bottle opener.


XIKAR’s V-Cutters are equipped with a single “V” shaped blade. They remove a notch from the head of the cigar, taking both part of the cap, binder and filler tobaccos with it. XIKAR offers the elegant VX Metal V-Cut with a razor sharp blade and contoured cigar rest as well as the smaller XIKAR VX Key Chain Cutter.


Many people prefer to open the end of their cigar’s cap without cutting away unnecessary tobacco. For these people the cigar punch cutter is their preferred tool. Xikar offers three models of cigar punch cutters with varying hole sizes to cover a wide spectrum of cigar sizes.


Pocket knife, money clip, cigar cutter. Three tools in one! This unique knife is made with a long-lasting AUS-8 stainless blade. It’s very sharp, and handy for the moment you forgot your cigar cutter.


XIKAR is proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all XIKAR products. If you feel that it fails to live up to their promise of fit, finish & function, simply return it to them and they will cheerfully repair or replace your product. XIKAR reserves the right to repair, or replace at their discretion. Returned items may be replaced with a refurbished equivalent, depending on the age and condition of the return.