Wednesday, February 23, 2011

STUDIO TOBAC COMMISSIONS “HUTCH” TO MAKE ULTRA-LIMITED EDITION CIGAR CUTTERS


STUDIO TOBAC

PRESS RELEASE
02.23.10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



STUDIO TOBAC COMMISSIONS “HUTCH” TO MAKE
ULTRA-LIMITED EDITION CIGAR CUTTERS
CUTTERS NOT FOR SALE
ONLY 100 HAND-MADE PIECES WILL EXIST



MIAMI, FL – February 23, 2010 - Today Studio Tobac’s Executive Board announced that renowned artist and cigar enthusiast Rick “HutcH” Hutchings will make very special, limited edition Studio Tobac cigar cutters.

The cutter is built on the popular XIKAR “Xi” style frame, but nothing except this mechanism is stock. HutcH’s specialty is scrimshaw and he hand-carved each cutter’s handles; plus the Studio Tobac emblem is screened on each cutter’s body. Every cutter will come with a custom leather pouch that is also stamped with the Studio Tobac logo.

The cutters will not be for sale at any price. They will be available at select tobacconists as grand prizes during the 2011 Studio Tobac World Tour. Details of this tour are forthcoming in early 2011.

Rick “HutcH” Hutchings began carving custom cigar cutters in 2002. His scrimshaw work is featured on the Bowie knife carried by Dolph Lundgren in the 2010 movie “The Expendables.” He also carved a “skull” cigar cutter that was gifted to Slyvester Stallone at the wrap of that movie.

Studio Tobac Executive Board member Ian Hummel states “When I approached HutcH about doing these cutters I didn’t think he’d be available to do 100 hand-made pieces. I was surprised and very happy that he made time for this project. The cutters look absolutely fantastic.”

HutcH comments “I got a call from Ian [Hummel] and was asked to design a custom cutter for Studio Tobac. The tattoo-style leaf and logo were naturals for scrimshaw on a cutter. I hope anyone that gets one of these cutters will appreciate the fact that each and every one will be hand-made by me; from the scrimshaw-carved handle down to that hand-sewn leather pouch.”

Rick “HutcH” Hutchings can be reached at baron1@bellsouth.net or call 502-836-2871. He expects to have a website up after January 1st, 2011 featuring his art work.

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