UPDATE: The rumors regarding a delay in availability are true. Credo confirmed on February 1, 2011 that it was unsatisfied with the quality of the final production of "3 in 1" cutters. The company said it anticipates that the "3 in 1" will be available for sale by mid-March at the earliest.
The new "3 in 1" Punch Cutter from Credo is a portable, simple-to-use tool that offers enthusiasts three sizes of cigar punch for cutting parejo-shaped cigars.
The cigar punch diameters on the "3 in 1" are 6 mm, 10 mm and 14 mm, good for cutting cigars up to 34 ring gauge, 48 ring gauge and 60 ring gauge, respectively.
According to Michael Gold of importer Arango Cigar Co., each of the punch blades are made of Japanese steel, and the body of the cutter is aluminum.
The lightweight body is the distinguishing feature of the "3 in 1." Two hinges allow the user to fold the cutter onto itself, making it travel-friendly since it can easily be slipped into a pocket.
To cut, simply unfold the body and choose the appropriate punch cutter size. Place the head of the cigar against the punch, brace the body with your hand and push. The blade slices clean into the cigar head and won't leave behind tiny bits of tobacco around the cut, like poorer quality punch cutters sometimes do.