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June,
2006

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

High-tech Humidors from Alec Bradley Cigars
Four new humidor models from Alec Bradley Cigar are hand-crafted by Diapelle and distributed in an arrangement with Sardell Imports. These humidors, noted for their use of advance fiber technology, have interiors of aged and kiln-dried Spanish cedar. But instead of furniture-grade wood, which often succumbs to warping and porosity from the humidified interior, the exteriors are made of either carbon or crystal fibers - durable, lightweight, strong, fireproof and impervious to moisture.

The humidors come in four styles and capacities. Smallest is a 30-cigar box with an arched top ($510 retail), a three-tray cabinet model that fits 45 cigars ($780), a traditional rectangular desktop model for 75 cigars ($540), and a three-drawer chest that accommodates 100 cigars ($750).

Each model is offered in black (carbon fiber), or three other iridescent colors in crystal fiber (clear crystal silver, ruby red, and sapphire blue). All are finished in a piano-grade lacquer. Superior-quality metal fittings are used throughout, and each humidor’s interior is fitted with a controlled humidification unit.

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


New Arango Filter Tips for RYO Cigarette Smokers
Arango Cigar Co., national distributor of tobacco products and accessories, now offers Arango Filter Tips in regular and menthol flavor for the Roll-Your-Own (RYO) cigarette market.

Arango Filter Tips come in the popular 8 x 20 mm size, and are white paper wrapped. A flavoring thread in the menthol tip runs its entire length. This ensures uniform distribution of the flavor, as the smoke stream evenly takes up the menthol essence.

Made on British Molins machinery, and certified by the German Organization for Quality, Arango Filter Tips are made of the highest-quality materials, using the most modern equipment. The filter rods and tips are produced from U.S.-manufactured prime quality acetate tow. A world-renowned German paper mill manufactures the paper wrap, and the menthol flavoring comes from a top specialist in this field. Arango Filter Tips are packaged 200 to a bag, and are currently available by calling Arango Cigar Co.

Arango Cigar Co., Northbrook, Ill., Toll-free: (800) 222-4427, Fax: (847) 480-1221.


Retractable Lighter Lasso Debuts from HBI
HBI’s new Lighter Lasso is an excellent product for tobacco retailers looking to tack on more add-on sales for their customers without taking away from their existing sales of bottom-line tobacco merchandise. Aimed at the 22 percent of Americans who are regular smokers, the Lighter Lasso clips onto a customer’s belt and connects to any standard size lighter, including Bic, and various generic brands. The Lighter Lasso has a full four-foot extension and a smooth, safe coil action. This product has already proven popular with active smokers.

HBI International, Phoenix, Az., Toll-free: (800) 420-4372, Tel: (602) 955-6688, Web: www.hbitobacco.com.


Prometheus Launches Saturn Deuce Dual-Flame Lighter
Prometheus is adding to their portfolio of high-quality torch lighters with stylish modern designs by introducing the new Saturn Deuce Dual-Flame Torch. The dual-flame ignition system has been designed by Prometheus’ engineers, who are renowned for creating some of the most reliable torch lighters in the field. The Saturn Deuce boasts an extra-large gas tank, which both ensures a powerful flame and prevents the fuel from running out frequently. Available in seven attractive finishes - Satin/Nickel, Gun Metal, Satin Chrome, Polish Chrome, Black Matte/Polish Chrome, Black Matte/Gun Metal, and Metallic Blue - the Saturn Deuce is available with double-blade stainless steel scissors (MSRP $150) and without them (MSRP $85). It comes with the Prometheus two-year limited warranty. Existing Saturn lighters with the circular flame will be discontinued and converted to the new dual-flame model.

Prometheus International, Inc., Commerce, Calif., Tel: (323) 869-9200, Fax: (323) 869-9288, Email: Prometheus@prometheuskkp.com.


Noro Leather Cases Fit Large Ring Gauge Cigars
Cigar makers such as La Gloria Cubana, Rocky Patel, Oliveros, La Aurora, and La Flor Dominicana have been regularly creating cigars of 60 ring-gauge or larger, but there are still few cigar-carrying cases ample enough to accommodate these oversized smokes. That changes with the release of the 64P Series by Noro Fine Leather, the first luxury leather cigar cases devoted to comfortably holding cigars measuring up to seven inches by 64 ring gauge. Handcrafted in Spain and available in two- and three-cigar versions (with suggested retail prices of $76 and $80, respectively), the two-piece cases come in either calfskin or Karabu leather. Noro will also offer a combination cigar case that holds a European-styled single-blade cigar cutter in a pocket installed on the case’s top portion.

Epicure Group International, LLC, Las Vegas, Nv., Tel: (702) 367-2284, Fax: (702) 838-6678, Email: service@epicuregroup.com.


Deluxe Ashtrays Fit for a Club
Orleans Group offers the perfect cigar ashtray solution for smokers who like to keep company when enjoying their cigars. These hefty units are crafted from wood and accommodate four cigars simultaneously thanks to individual stainless steel rests in each corner. A removable stainless steel ash bowl makes cleaning a snap while an incorporated stainless steel guillotine cutter adds a thoughtful and handy touch. The ashtrays are finished in either cherry wood with contrasting black leather trim, or black wood with contrasting brown leather trim. Suggested retail, $48 at keystone.

Orleans Group International, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., Tel: (561) 989-3777, Fax: (561) 989-8112, Web: www.orleansgroup.com.


Atoll Rolls Out Revolutionary Punch Cutters
Made by the engineers behind the popular Avo line of high-end cigar cutters, “The Punch” is the newest innovative new cutter from Atoll, makers of collectible matched sets of cigar accessories. The Punch resolves the dilemma of leftover pieces of wrapper after cutting the head of the cigar with its detachable cap that pushes the sheared-off tobacco buttons into a handy reservoir until you’re ready to dispose of them. It features a retractable circular blade of finely honed surgical steel and 22 Italian leather finishes, and, like all Atoll accessories, can be matched up with cases, lighters, and flasks in the same style for a matching set. The Punch includes a built-in key-chain accessory for easy access while traveling, and carries a suggested retail price of $69.

Puro Lujo International, Los Angeles, Ca., Tel: (818) 786-2010, Fax: (818) 786-2004, Web: www.purolujo.net.


Stingray Leather Sheaths for Xikar Cutters and Knives
Xikar is offering new leather sheaths made from stingray skin to hold the company’s popular Xi cigar cutters and 118 Elan knives. Stingrays are a non-endangered species of sea life found in abundance in the world’s shallow, warm waters. Their durable skin has been used throughout history - notably in Japan - for everything from armor and sword-handle wraps to wallets, handbags, and sandpaper. Stingray skin has been found to be resistant to water, fire, puncture, tearing, and abrasion, and the new sheaths are ideal for protecting consumers’ valuable Xikar cutters and knives.

The Xi cigar cutter sheath (shown) is priced at $29.99, while the 118 sheath is priced at $24.99.

Xikar, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., Toll-free: (888) 266-1193, Web: www.xikar.com.




SMOKESHOP - June, 2006