Commando Cutter, Lighter Set from ST Dupont

The Commando gift set ($395) from Paris-based luxury accessory maker S.T. Dupont includes a cigar cutter with a patented automatic double-blade system that cuts cigars “clean and clear” every time and features a striking shiny black finish with red handles. A matching, limited edition MaxiJet (formerly called X-Tend) lighter produces a powerful jet flame that efficiently lights cigars under any conditions. Also supplied is a black leather case with contrasting red stitching that accommodates both items. The entire set comes in a presentation case featuring a commando illustration on the cover.

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

Special Edition Davidoff Porcelain Ashtrays in Two Designs

Two new distinguished special edition models now grace the Davidoff ashtray collection, created by a prestigious French porcelain manufacturer in Limoges, France in limited quantities exclusively for Davidoff. Crafted from premium quality porcelain and illustrated with “panther” or “classical ornament” motifs, they are fired at very high temperatures for intense color and sheen and add a distinct decorative flair to any room. The units measure approximately 8 by 7 inches. Suggested retail $200 (Classical), $230 (Panther).

Davidoff of Geneva, Inc., Stamford, Conn., Toll-free: (800) 232-8436, Tel: (203) 323-5811, Fax: (203) 975-0090, Web: www.davidoffusa.com.

Water Pillow HumiStore from Xikar

A cigar can lose essential oils and taste in just one dry day outside of a humidor. HumiStore water pillows ensure that the full flavor your customers paid for will be there when they light up their cigars. Just add a few drops of propylene glycol (PG) solution (such as Xikar PG Solution) onto the pillow located inside the storage bag, seal it, and drop it in with sticks for effective temporary storage that’s great for travel. Suggested retail price is 90¢ each.

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

Zippo Multi-Item Outdoor Line Includes Three New Products

If you cater to outdoorsmen, lure customers to the checkout with the new Zippo Outdoor Line which includes three new products—Campfire Starter (starts up to four campfires, $1.49), Emergency Fire Starter Kit (water-resistant tinder sticks and lid with flint-wheel ignition, $14.95), and the Flexible Neck Utility Lighter (satin silver or rubberized flat black finishes, $19.95)—along with proven performers such as the Deluxe Hand Warmer, Outdoor Utility Lighter, and the company’s full line of Windproof Pocket Lighters. These six products, along with the fluids, flints, wicks, and sticks to ensure long, dependable use, are featured in three merchandising solutions (a side cap, end cap, and clamshell/clip-strip/display trays) to entice purchases by those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Zippo Manufacturing Co., Bradford, Pa., Tel: (814) 368-2700, Fax: (814) 368-2838, Web: www.zippo.com.

SMOKESHOP - December, 2009