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Xikar Ensō Cutter
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When Xikar released its XO cutter four years ago, its new donut shape boldly departed from the company’s signature teardrop format. But how does one innovate on an innovation? By making it lighter, thinner and easier to use, of course. The Xikar Ensō ($99.99) checks off all these improvement boxes with its featherweight shell, synchronized double-guillotine blades and a body thickness of only half an inch. Unlike the former model, the Ensō requires the use of only a single, side-loaded handle to actuate both blades. Its planetary gear system ensures that the two stainless steel blades open and close simultaneously for a swift, clean cut and smooth action. Technicall…
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