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Lotus Cut 100 Triad Cigar Cutter

Lotus Cut 100 Triad Cigar Cutter

If options are what you want in a cigar cutter, consider the Cut 100 Triad from Lotus, which features two retractable punches and a single-blade guillotine in one stylish unit.

The 6mm and 8mm punches extend opposite each other from the main body of the cutter via spring-loaded sliders controlled by the push of a thumb. Each slider runs along a slot that is shaped so the mechanism can be locked into place, preventing the punch from retracting unexpectedly while cutting your cigar.

A push of the trigger on the side of the main body extends the single-blade guillotine, which is capable of cutting cigars up to 54 ring gauge. Though there is some play in the guillotine when it is extracted, the 420JT stainless steel (same as the punches) blade still offers a swift cut.

The Cut 100 Triad comes in three finishes—black (pictured), gunmetal and brushed silver—and is backed by a lifetime warranty from the company. In addition, the cutter comes packaged in a gift box, and a free cutter pouch is available from Lotus by mail.

The Cut 100 Triad is available at local tobacconists (check www.integral-style.com) for $34.95.




"My wife bought me one of these. The single blade cutter always seems to crush-cut, so i stick with my Xikar for cutting. The two punches work well, however, and it's nice to have size options." —January 15, 2014 11:37 AM
"My wife bought me one of these. The single blade cutter always seems to crush-cut, so i stick with my Xikar for cutting. The two punches work well, however, and it's nice to have size options." —January 15, 2014 11:37 AM
"Not quite my style, and as noted above, I think this cutter being a single-blade is unfortunate." —September 30, 2011 15:33 PM
"Here. http://www.lightersx.com/p/Colibri-Double-Action-Guillotine-Cigar-Cutter-Punch-KNF000401" —September 15, 2011 23:16 PM
"I have one of these made by Colibri. Its the same thing. " —September 15, 2011 23:12 PM
"Im not to game on the single blade guillitines... always seem to want to push the cap rather than cut... no "shearing" action. How does this cutter perform?" —September 15, 2011 21:25 PM
"Great tool and cutter! The only drawback is this since this is a single-blade guillotine and not extremely sharp, i've had a few crush-cuts. I tend to use the pnch on this more and use a Xicar for blade cuts." —September 15, 2011 19:47 PM