If it is anything like the Executive, which was the lighter released by Xikar last year, the Genesis will take a beating. The end product may not look pretty, but it should continue to spark up again and again. Another admirable trait of Xikar lighters is their price. The Genesis has a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is available in gunmetal, blue, red, black and silver.
This is Xikar's third lighter. The company is known primarily for its Xi cigar cutter and line of knives. However, during the past two years Xikar has sought to expand it business with a broader range of accessories, which in addition to lighters includes the Envoy line featuring leather-bound cigar cases, as well as a desktop humidor.
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