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Old 11-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

While I was very skeptical when I ordered this (I own two Palios and love them both...original Burlwood and a new Black). I also own a Xikar X1 (first cutter I ever bought). While not a big fan of the X1, I can tell you that the X8is a damn fine cutter for $24.99. Nice clean cut and extremely sharp. Sliced and diced a dog rocket to hell and back playing with the X8. It is a lot lighter than I anticipated and not as sturdy as a Palio...but this is one fine cutter boys. I am very pleased to have bought this and would recommend this to my friends.

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Just a heads up...Xikar does not have a sheath for the X8 yet.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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Nice review Mac!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Nice review Mac, you got a side shot?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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Nice review Mac, you got a side shot?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

As requested...see, they have the same contour as the Palio (though not as curved).

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Old 11-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #7
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that's a nice looking cutter and to be able to do 64's is pretty nice. Where did you get it?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

Hmmmm this one looks good! Come X-mas I see a shiny X8 and the new V-cut in my future. Anyone know a site with a good price on the X-8 and V-cut from Xikar?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:10 PM   #9
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If only somebody could make a cutter where it folds down to make a regular cigar stand...then you'd have something. Thanks Mac, you will have to let us know how it holds up over time....give it to TBone, see if he can break it
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Bill and Mario...PMs sent!!! And Barry...I learned a long time ago...do not let Tbone touch your cutters!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #12
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:22 PM   #13
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Default Re: Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

This cutter cuts better than thier $70 cutter
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:56 PM   #14
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The ZX is nice as well, but the X8 is a better bang for the buck as the ZX is significantly more expensive.

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Old 11-07-2010, 05:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

How much was it in genuine cf?
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How much was it in genuine cf?
Xikar lists the genuine carbon fiber cutter at $99; however, it actually lists for between $75 and $85 most places. I got a really good deal on mine.
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Default Re: Xikar X8 Carbon Fiber Cutter

Got both of mine yesterday. Checked the shipping online and it said it was delivered. So I ran out to the mailbox, who gets the mail on a Saturday anyway? Anyway, they both shipped super fast, shipped out next day, 2 days to get here. Got one for me and one for a Christmas Gift. I haven't cut a cigar yet with one but I can say that this being my first "quality" cutter, I am very impressed with the build quality, the blades are super sharp and I don't notice any gaps between them through the whole motion of a cut. Seems to be top notch.

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:28 PM   #18
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What abouyt it was "not as sturdy as a Palio"? Just wondering. I have seen more then one Pailo come apart when opening it up. I have the Xikar XV V-cutter and am looking forward to this one as well.
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What abouyt it was "not as sturdy as a Palio"? Just wondering. I have seen more then one Pailo come apart when opening it up. I have the Xikar XV V-cutter and am looking forward to this one as well.
I can't say the same since I don't own a Palio, but mine is pretty darn sturdy, I can't imagine the Palio is any sturdier... My Xikar seems solid as a rock.
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