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The $150,000 Dragon Cutter
If you’re trying to truly make a statement with your cigar cutter, imagine pulling one from your pocket that’s as expensive as a new Aston Martin Vantage. Quality Importers Trading Co., the makers of Xikar, have allied with New York City jeweler Jacob & Co. to produce a series of high-end, customized cigar accessories, starting with a one-off called Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl Xi. The cutter is eye-popping and heavy, made entirely of 18K gold and gems—save for the steel blades. It weighs nearly half a pound, with 1,940 red rubies on the front and back and a pearl at the head, resting on a crown of golden fire and flanked by a pair of 18K-gold dragons. The …
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