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October,
2009

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

Xikar's Xi1 Body Art Collection from Xikar

"Self Expression...Without the Pain"

is the marketing slogan for Xikar's newest addition to its lightweight double guillotine Xi1 cutter line-the Body Art Collection featuring five new bold and colorful designs that add personality to any cigar smoker's cigar cutting experience. The set includes Tribal, Wave, Smoke, Web, and Labyrinth models as well as a display; each cutter's artwork has been laser engraved into the aluminum body for a durable and tactile finish. Xikar's lifetime warranty backs each cutter, which have a suggested retail price of $69.99.

Xikar Inc., Kansas City, Mo., Tel: (888) 266-1193, Tel: (816) 474-7555, Web: www.xikar.com.


Hendrix Butane Lighters from Alec Bradley Cigars

Further expanding the concept of "The Alec Bradley Lifestyle," Alec Bradley Cigars has debuted their new Alec Bradley Hendrix premium lighter line. These ergonomically designed single torch butane lighters are casually-elegant, wind-resistant, and feature an adjustable flame. They are available in three brilliant, eye-catching colors (red, yellow, and black) to match any cigar smoker's personalized style and are offered in a custom gift box. Hendrix lighters come with a manufacturer limited two-year warranty and retail for $39.95 each.

Alec Bradley Cigars, Dania, Fla., Toll-free: (888) 426-4397, Tel: (954) 557-7476, Web: www.alecbradley.com.


Cigar Mechanic Nanobead Humidity Regulators are Mold-Free

Utilizing patent-pending bi-directional nanobead technology rather than gels or sponges that quickly dry out and are havens for mold, Cigar Mechanic humidification devices regulate the relative humidity inside any cigar storage unit, absorbing moisture if the air is too moist and releasing humidity when it is too dry. Cigar Mechanic is designed to provide a steady balance of humidity that is long lasting and easy to check. Simply add distilled or plain tap water to activate. Ideal, mold-free replacement units for existing humidors, Cigar Mechanic is offered in five formats: small bags, small round (for humidor lids), travel bar (cases and travel humidors), medium rectangle and large rectangle (for medium- and large-sized humidors). Suggested retail from $8.95 to $16.95 each.

Drew Estate, Inc., Miami, Fla., Toll-free: (888) 224-6376, Tel: (786) 581-1800, Fax: (786) 581-1810, Web: www.drewestate.com.


New Montecristo Signature Series Humi-Savor Tubes

Altadis U.S.A. has added Humi-Savor Tubes to its Montecristo Signature Series of premium cigar accessories. Created to keep cigars fresh and ready to smoke, each transparent tube is actually a single stick humidor with a humidifying device inside that allows a smoker to safely tuck away a new (or partially smoked) cigar. It's ideal to stash in a pocket, brief case, or golf bag. Each tube comes imprinted with one of four Altadis U.S.A. premium brands: Montecristo, H. Upmann, Romeo y Julieta, or Trinidad. Suggested retail price is $19.96 per tube.

Altadis U.S.A. Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 446-5797, Tel: (954) 772-9000, Fax: (954) 938-7811, Web: www.altadisusa.com.


St. James Series Italian Hand-Blown Glass Ashtrays

The new St. James Series luxury ashtrays from Diamond Crown are skillfully made with contemporary styling, combining both beautiful form and cigar-centric function. Uniquely crafted by artisans using time-honored glass-blowing techniques perfected by Venetian masters on the island of Murano, Italy, each one of these unique ashtrays is an original piece of art. Two styles are offered: Palermo, with a clear glass base and cobalt accents, and Napoli, with a speckled purple design. Vibrant colors and fascinating contours define the each ashtray's characterizing style, while air bubbles and other variations accentuate the nature of the traditional handblown crafting process. Designed to accommodate three large ring gauge cigars, the St. James Series Ashtrays are packaged in deluxe purple gift boxes. Suggested retail price, $150.

J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 477-1884, Tel: (813) 248-2124, Fax: (813) 247-2135, Web: www.diamondcrown.com.


S.T. Dupont's Shanghai Limited Edition Collection

Paris-based luxury accessory producer S.T. Dupont pays tribute to the ancient Chinese civilization with its new six-piece Shanghai Limited Edition Collection, featuring the company's masterful use of Chinese lacquer on metal.

The black lacquer bodies of the Diamant lighter and Neo-Classique President fountain pen and rollerball feature a lacquer "rain" decorating the top half set with a mix of eight lucky number eight (the Chinese lucky number) Jade and eight Alexandrite stones (lighter) or a mix of eight Jade and Alexandrite stones (pen clips). Celadon lacquer is dusted with a white gold powder for a subtle pale gold effect. Filigree white solid gold "waves" on the bottom are entirely hand set with sparking diamonds-180 in all on the lighter, and 208 diamonds on the pens.

The Shanghai Collection also offers two new writing accessories for the first time in S.T. Dupont's limited edition history. A metallic metal ink bottle has pale gold printed "waves" emulating the design used on the lighter and pens, with a black lacquered wooden cap topped with a pale gold S.T. Dupont logo. S.T. Dupont also introduces a pen holder-the black lacquered wood base has pale gold pen supports with protective fabric. A pale gold dust effect and is used pale gold pen supports with protective fabric on the base.

Both the Shanghai Collection and the Shanghai Diamant lighter and pens are packaged in a pearl-gray finish lacquered box. Also in the collection are cuff links and a belt.

Lotus MJYX, Warwick, R.I., Tel: (401) 921-5216, Fax: (401) 921-5218, Web: www.st-dupont.com/usa.


Davidoff Giant Humidors

The latest addition to Davidoff's line of humidors is the Giant series, featuring enduring craftsmanship, sleek finishes, and room for 190 to 250 cigars. Available in five models, four feature exquisite exotic woods receiving up to 20 coats of a hand-rubbed French polish for a super-gloss finish (Macassar, Mahogany Pyramid, Burl Walnut, and Thuya woods-each . The fifth model-the Marine Red edition-has a matte finish. Elegant brass fittings adorn all models except Macassar, which features palladium fittings. All models come with a removable tray with dividers that create a three-section top compartment with a two-section lower compartment beneath, as well as the exclusive Davidoff humidification system. Retail prices range from $11,270 to $12,450 each.

Davidoff of Geneva, Inc., Stamford, Conn., Toll-free: (800) 232-8436, Tel: (203) 323-5811, Fax: (203) 975-0090, Web: www.davidoffusa.com. Drew Estate, Inc., Miami, Fla., Toll-free: (888) 224-6376, Tel: (786) 581-1800, Fax: (786) 581-1810, Web: www.drewestate.com.


SMOKESHOP - October, 2009