CUSANO's 'Perfect Cut' Cutter
In keeping with its long established tradition of producing high quality products for cigar smokers, Cusano is launching a unique steel blade cutter that insures a perfect cut every time. These cutters take only the end of the cap off the cigar, designed so that any consumer - regardless of their cigar knowledge - can make the 'perfect cut.' The Perfect Cut is available singly or in a countertop jar display. Suggested retail price is $7.00.

Cusano Cigars, Brandenton, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 347-1921, Web: www.cusanocigars.com.

Suru Tobacco Rolling Board
Suru Board is a one-of-a-kind rolling board created for avid smokers that makes the rolling experience much easier. It is designed to fit on your lap, cushioned like a pillow to prevent as much movement as possible. Each board contains two grooves to aid in the sorting and rolling of tobacco, and the surface is enclosed with edge moldings to keep tobacco contained. Two pockets on each side of the unit hold accessories such as lighters or rolling papers. A choice of five different colors is available: plaid, khaki, avocado-green, dark brown, and mustard. The Suru Board dimensions measure 10" x 7" and it has a suggested retail price of $60.

Small Axe, Los Angeles, Calif., Tel: (323) 571-1330, Email: kerry@small-axe.biz, Web: www.small-axe.biz.

Smitty Lighter from Colibri
Sporting a design based loosely on the shape of an M-16, the all-weather Smitty lighter features an integrated carabiner clip, a wind-resistant Quantum Force V flame, locking cap with rubber seal, a water and sand-resistant case, and fuel-level view window. It is available in matte black, satin silver, satin gunmetal, and red lacquer finishes. The unit was designed by SSG Andrew Smith while serving in combat with the U.S. Army's 115th Military Police Company in Al Fallujah, Iraq. Suggested retail, $29.95.

Colibri, Providence, R.I., Tel: (401) 943-2100, Web: www.colibri.com.

Texas Hold'em Lighters
Calico Brands, Inc. has introduced its newest 3D lighter - the Texas Hold'em. Texas Hold'em is the most popular card game in the United States. It is a hit with ages 20 to 65. The Boston Globe recently reported that there are currently an estimated 80 million poker players in the U.S. Television shows such as Bravo's "Celebrity Poker," the Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour" and ESPN's coverage of the "World Series of Poker" have amplified the popularity of the game. Texas Hold'em is available in a 30 count tray and single unit blister card for pegs or clip strips.

Calico Brands, Inc., Ontario, Calif., Tel: (909) 930-5000, Fax: (909) 930-3900, Web: www.calicobrands.com.

American Nicobuster Filter Tips
The Havana Draw EnhancerCigarette smokers can reduce tar and nicotine intake from 40 - 90% with American Nicobuster cigarette filter tips which traps harmful substances without affecting the taste of flavor of the cigarette. Smoke is accelerated through four tiny holes inside the tip, forcing tar and nicotine to condense behind a barrier. Each tip will filter up to five cigarettes. American Nicobuster tips are packaged in 30-count boxes ($4.99 retail) in the same dimensions as a cigarette pack for easy stocking in any standard cigarette display. Value boxes containing 300 tips ($45.90 retail) and a 24-package countertop display unit are also available.

Kammin Products, Inc., Orlando, Fla., Tel: (407) 245-8360, Web: www.american-nicobuster.com.

XPL, New Nicotine-Expelling Gum
XPL smoker's gum contains a patented combination of natural herb extracts that have been proven to increase the body's production of cotinine, a metabolite that breaks down and expels nicotine. The product also helps smokers chew away tooth stains and smoker's breath. Ingredients include Chinese quince, orange peel, mulberry leaf, green tea, gingko nut, licorice, and celery. Each pack contains 12 pieces of gum in a blister back, with 12 packs per display box and 12 display boxes per master case. Suggested retail, $.99.

XPL Innovations, Inc., Westfield, N.J., Tel: (908) 301-1132, Web: www.xplgum.com.

Versatile Mya Cigar Stand
The new Mya Cigar Stand offers multiple styles and options for the discerning cigar enthusiast and it's perfect for den and patio. Take it anywhere; this personal-sized ash stand, designed for tapping within an arm's reach, has three distinctive base styles and two solid wood top options (walnut and cherry). The ash tray is stainless steel. Elegant Mya will be exactly where you want to rest your tired ash. Durable powder-coat options are matte black and gloss silver; custom colors available at extra coast with a minimum order. Tops are removable and can be interchanged with Mya table tops in hardwoods and tiles for an instant beverage table.

Consort Display Group, Kalamazoo, Mich., Toll-free: (800) 525-6424, Tel: (269) 388-4532, Email: petra@consort.com, Web: www.4mya.com.

Craftsman's Bench Executive Gift Set
A new Executive Series humidor from Craftsman's Bench is the centerpiece of the Craftsman's Bench Executive Gift Set. The stylish, solidly-built dark brown humidor with checkerboard design holds up to 65 cigars and features both quadrant and piano hinges for added strength. The set also includes a matching checkerboard cigar ashtray; a powerful humidifier with a strong magnetic mounting system; a large, easy-to-read adjustable analog hygrometer; and a stainless steel cigar cutter. Suggested retail price, $99.95.

J.C. Newman, Tampa, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 477-1884, Tel: (813) 248-2124, Web: www.cigarfamily.com.

SMOKESHOP - June, 2005