New Hunting-Themed Lighter from Scripto
Scripto-Tokai Corporation, a leading marketer of writing instruments, utility lighters, and cigarette lighters for over 80 years, has released a new five-piece collection of hunting-themed lighters targeting the avid hunter and amateur alike. The new designs feature a quail, pheasant, turkey, deer and duck, attracting all hunting game types. Scripto's child resistant sparkwheel mechanism exceeds Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements, and yet is easy for adults to operate.

This unique line is offered with a choice of a hunting-themed counter display or Display-A-Tray. The lighters have a suggested retail price of $0.99 and will be available starting July 2004.

Scripto-Tokai Corporation, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Toll-free: (800) 241-8552, Web: www.ScriptoUSA.com.

Ice-Age Mammoth Ivory in Rare Xikar Cutter/Knife Set
Xikar, Inc., has introduced the rarest product in its history: the Fossil Mammoth Ivory cigar cutter and knife gift set. The Alaskan or Siberian fossilized mammoth ivory used for the handles is at least 10,000 years old. Each piece is unique, and has its own unusual mosaic of color, from minerals absorbed from the surrounding soil, ice or plant matter. Only the most valuable exterior section of the mammoth's tusk shows the color, and is referred to as "bark," since it resembles tree bark.

These Fossil Mammoth Ivory sets are scrimshawed with cave art by renowned Kentucky master scrimshander Rick 'Hutch' Hutchings .and are limited to 250 sets at $600 per set. The cutter and knife will also be offered separately, without the cave art scrimshaw, in an unlimited run. Custom art orders are available by request, including the store or owner's name.

Xikar, Inc. Kansas City, Mo., Tel: (816) 474-7555, Fax: (917) 464-6398 Web: www.xikar.com.

Digital Environmental Data Sensor from Csonka
Csonka Worldwide has created a compact digital gauge that does significantly more that display temperature and humidity. The Environmental Data Sensor includes special alarms for temperature and humidity that can be set at "too high" and "too low;" and an integrated date-and-time calendar chronograph. It also incorporates computer ranging which allows users to see the range and trend of both temperature and humidity over a period of time. The gauge is designed for use in all situations and locations where accurate monitoring is required.

The Environmental Data Sensor has a thin profile, compact size (only about 3" x 3"), and an attractive satin white exterior. The company is confident cigar enthusiasts will find it useful in a variety of locations, from homes and offices to both walk-in and smaller consumer humidors.

Csonka Worldwide, Plainsboro, NJ, Toll-free: (800) 276-6522, Fax: (609) 514-7329, Web: www.csonka.com.

Alec Bradley Unveils Exclusive Collectible Cigar Ashtrays
Noted South Beach, Miami artist and ceramist Bram Warren has been commissioned to create a comprehensive line of collectible cigar ashtrays for Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Warren, who has worked for leading Miami interior designers, and Alec Bradley designed an ashtray collection that harmonizes with different decors in homes, offices, and other settings where cigar and art connoisseurs congregate. The team's collaboration yielded a total of 26 different color schemes in two different models. The Conference line, a 9"-diameter three-cigar ashtray, includes 16 color themes and motifs; the 4" x 6" rectangular single-cigar Executive line includes 10 variations. Since Warren hand casts each individual piece, paints, and fires it, every ashtray is unique, and carries Warren's hand signature. All ashtrays retail for $45.

Alec Bradley Cigar Co., Dania , Fla.,Tel: (888) 426-4397, Fax: (954) 321-9968, Web: www.alecbradley.com.

SMOKESHOP - June, 2004