James Bond Lighters from S.T. Dupont
S.T. Dupont has added to its collection of X-tend lighters with four new James Bond 007 lighters. X-tend lighters feature an extremely lightweight aluminum shell, and a rigid “torch” flame that is ideal for lighting cigars. The product’s ergonomic design includes a child-resistant trigger and a convenient fuel-viewing window. Introduced in November 2005, the new lighters are emblazoned with the 007 logo, and available in chrome (with either large or small logo), black, and white, at a suggested retail price of $190.

S.T. Dupont, Providence, R.I., Tel: (401) 943-2100, Fax: (401) 943-1081, Web: www.st-dupont.com.

Scripto Releases Diamond Plate Lighters
Scripto Tokai Corporation, a leading marketer of writing instruments, utility lighters, and cigarette lighters for over 80 years, has introduced a five-piece collection of metallic, “Diamond Plate”-themed lighters. The new lighter series features a metallic wrap with a diamond plate and rivet design to resemble the look of a heavy-duty toolbox. The lighters all include Scripto’s child-resistant sparkwheel mechanism that exceeds Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, yet is easy for adults to operate.

The Scripto “Diamond Plate” lighters are offered with a choice of a diamond-plate-themed counter display or Display-a-Tray. The lighters have a suggested retail price of $1.09 and are currently available.

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

Prometheus Offers Coco-Brown Leather Cigar Cases
Prometheus has been making high-quality leather cigar cases since 2003, using meticulously selected leathers and hand-stitched in Spain to ensure durability and longevity.

Previously available in brown and black, the collection is expanding with the addition of new coco-brown leather cases, available in 2-cigar Churchill; 2-cigar robusto; and 3-cigar robusto sizes. Like the existing Prometheus cigar cases, the coco-brown leather cases include smooth, fine leather sewn on the inside to preserve the quality of cigars’ wrappers.

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

Colibri Goes High-Tech with M-Stick Lighter
Colibri of London, the leader in cigar accessory technology, has rolled out its newest cutting-edge cigar lighter: the Colibri M-Stick, which ensures that your valuable computer data is never much farther than your favorite cigar.

Powered by Colibri’s wind-resistant Quantum SST ignition system and including a fuel-level viewing window, the M-Stick’s unique feature is its removable flash memory stick with 128 megabytes of digital storage, fully compatible with Windows ME and Mac 8.2 or higher USB ports. The M-Stick is offered in four two-tone finishes - matte-black and satin pearl; satin pearl and brushed silver; satin pearl and dark gunmetal; and satin dark gunmetal and brushed gunmetal - for a suggested retail price of $125.

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

Heavenly Cigar Angels Grace New 2006 Calendar
For the third consecutive year, Heavenly Cigar Company is offering a full-color calendar featuring the Heavenly Angels - the attractive female brand ambassadors who represent the company at retail cigar events and trade shows wearing gowns and puffy white angel wings. The 2006 calendar opens to 9” wide by 24” high, and features a different Angel for each month of the year, in addition to spotlighting one of Heavenly’s flavored cigar products. Each month includes a product photo and description of the cigar, and an accent tint in a complimentary color for the flavor - i.e. pink for Cupid’s Cherry Cream and light brown for Chocolate Thunder.

Heather L. Phillips, the company’s founder (and the calendar’s August 2006 Angel) reports, “The first two calendars sold out, with Angel fans lined up at events to have theirs autographed by their favorite Angel... We seem to have created a trend, as we see several of our competitors now copying us.”

The calendars retail for $12.00. Retailers can obtain them by contacting Heavenly Cigar Company through their toll-free number or Web site.

Heavenly Cigar Company, Naples, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 647-8196, Web: www.heavencigar.com.

Cigar Oasis Improves Electronic Humidifiers
The new Cigar Oasis XL (for small personal humidors, $119 retail) and XL Plus (for end tables, chests, and other mid-sized enclosures, $139 retail) electronic humidifiers have several new features that makes cigar maintenance even easier than with the popular original models. The units are designed for totally unattended, long-term operation, utilizing a sealed distilled water cartridge with mold retardant that is both refillable and replaceable. A sensor measures humidity while a microprocessor controller operates a fan to circulate humidified air within the humidor to exact, user-selectable humidity levels to within 1% RH. An integral digital hygrometer displays the humidity level within the humidor an also indicates low water and low battery conditions.

Cigar Oasis, East Meadow, N.Y., Tel: (516) 520-5258, Toll Free: (877) 627-4798, Web: www.CigarOasis.com.

ElegAnt Bugatti Humidors
For years the Bugatti brand has stood for elegance and high-tech workmanship and materials. Bugatti smoking accessories, designed in Germany and built with traditional craftsmanship in Switzerland, continue the tradition of timeless beauty and elegance.

Included in the collection is the Bugatti Humidor 100, designed to accommodate 100 cigars crafted from solid, five-year-aged wood and aluminum, utilizing advanced “computer numerical control milling” equipment and assembled by hand. Offered in either solid maple with blue lacquer finish, or solid walnut with clear lacquer finish, both models feature 15 layers of lacquer for a stunningly beautiful finish. Brass rhodium and iron hardware, adjustable inner compartments, and a custom-made aluminum humidifier complete these works of art.

Also available are Bugatti lighters, pipes, travel humidors, cigar cases, and ashtrays.

Integral Corporation, Sunrise, Fla., Tel: (954) 746-9026, Toll-free: (866) 746-9026, Web: www.integral-style.com.

Xikar Steak Knives Available at Retail
Using the same expertise that created the world’s best-selling line of cigar cutters and an award-winning line of pocketknives, Xikar has introduced a set of six premium steak knives, expanding its product line to address growing consumer demand for gourmet food and wine accessories.

Over two years in the making, the Xikar steak knives are designed in house by company V.P. Scott Almsberger. Each knife has an overall length of 210mm (8.25”), a blade length of 102mm (4”), and a handle thickness of 12mm (.45”). Each has a full tang with a sub-zero quenched AUS-8 stainless steel blade to ensure a lifetime of sharpness. Handles are made of machine-wash POM material.

“We have applied the same philosophy to the steak knives that we used for our first cigar cutter 10 years ago,” states Kurt Van Keppel, Xikar president. “That is, to make the relaxing moments in life truly carefree with quality, precision instruments.” The set comes in a gift box, and retails for $99.99.

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

SMOKESHOP - December, 2005