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Old 06-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #21
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

I don't know what it does to the warrenty, but to fix that slight hang up problem when opening I tore the whole thing appart, cleaned with a qtip then put a slight bit of vasalin on the inside. seemed to help but I'll probaly have to wipe it off before sending in for sharpening
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

Q-tips? Towlettes? What, did I stumble into the powder room by mistake?


I just dump some rubbing alky on a wad of TP, and clean the blades. My Xikar has served me well this way for well over a year.

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #23
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

my Xi2 really sticks.. I have to pull it apart to open the hole all the way... Maybe I'll try the dish soap/hot water trick...
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #24
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

Thanks for the tips guys.

After talking to Xikar, looks like I am going to send it in for a new one since it came apart when I tried to pull on one side and the whole thing kinda cam unraveled.....
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #25
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

Good idea Scottie My xi2 sticks as well. I have to force it open. May be sending mine in soon too.
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Good idea Scottie My xi2 sticks as well. I have to force it open. May be sending mine in soon too.
You'd be shocked how happy they are to exchange it for you.....It's really fantastic customer service.....kinda like the old days!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:24 PM   #27
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

I have taken mine apart a few times. It uses a torx style bit which is what most knife manufactures use aswell. But oh well glad you got a new one. MY TURN!
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:56 AM   #28
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Good idea Scottie My xi2 sticks as well. I have to force it open. May be sending mine in soon too.
I used some dish soap and hot water last night and now mine is like new... snaps open real quickly.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 AM   #29
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A little mineral oil and a q-tip works wonders.
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

Another option is to bring it to an authorized Xikar retailer. I had a problem with my Xi3 a year ago and my B&M just gave me a new one and sent mine into Xikar themselves.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:04 PM   #31
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Good idea Scottie My xi2 sticks as well. I have to force it open. May be sending mine in soon too.
I've had three of these over the past two years. All of them seem to stick after a few months worth of use. I'm not knocking Xikar at all (I keep using them), but I don't see the practicality in returning it everytime one of them gets hung up.


Do you guys take it apart to clean it, or just wipe the part of the blades that you can reach w/o taking it apart?
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #32
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I can't take a sandwich apart without getting mustard on my shirt, so I just wipe what I can reach. Seems to work for me.
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Try using an air compressor.
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I've had three of these over the past two years. All of them seem to stick after a few months worth of use. I'm not knocking Xikar at all (I keep using them), but I don't see the practicality in returning it everytime one of them gets hung up.


Do you guys take it apart to clean it, or just wipe the part of the blades that you can reach w/o taking it apart?
I just wipe the blades and metal parts that come into contact with tobacco. Q-Tip, Alcohol wipes are what I use. Air comp. sounds like a pretty good idea as well. Shoot me your addy and I'll send you some 2x2 wipes that work great.
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