American-Made Guillotine: Slice That Cigar in Style

Knife manufacturer Benchmade just announced three guillotine-style cigar cutters that are so beautiful even nonsmokers have to appreciate the design.

In the spirit of “damn, that’s a beautiful cutting implement,” I just have to write about something that I’d very rarely use: a cigar cutter.


I’m a distance runner, so I don’t smoke cigars — well, hardly ever. But on that very rare occasion that a friend passes me one at a wedding or other special event, I definitely appreciate it. And in a way, this made-in-America Benchmade cigar cutter is similarly rare and sublime as a once-a-year toke.

It also stands up to something like an Arturo Fuente on price. These range from $450 to a whopping $1,200 for the super-limited Gold Class Cigar Cutter, with Damasteel blade and spalted beech handle.

Benchmade Cigar Cutter

While Benchmade has made cigar cutters before, they are limited-edition products. Benchmade will only make these for one year, making them collectable products that will likely hold their value in the future.

The limited-edition Gold Class Cigar Cutter in Damasteel costs a whopping $1,200

You can pick up the $450 Gold Class Cigar Cutter in S90V steel online today. With steel hardened to 61 HRC, this thing will slice your stogie for years to come. For those looking for a Damasteel model, well, only 50 are available — and you have to find them at a dealer. But for the well-heeled, picky cigar aficionado, the search may just be worth it for the rare bit of bedazzlement.

Learn more about this bad boy at Benchmade.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.