Xikar 744 Cigar Cut Knife - 1

I was reading through Google Reader last night, catching up on the latest posts on a handful of gun blogs, when I stumbled onto a knife meme. It was pretty simple, take your knife out of your pocket, snap a photo, and share it on the internet.

As simple as it was, I thought I’d join in. The knife that I have on me fairly regularly is a Xikar 744 Cigar Cut Knife. I know what you’re thinking, Dude, is there anything in your life that doesn’t incorporate cigars in one form or another?

I picked up four of these knives a few years ago. I needed a couple of groomsman’s gifts for when I got married. Being a cigar guy, I wanted to give at least one gift to my groomsmen that had a little personal flare. Since I was the only cigar smoker in the wedding party, a cigar cutter wouldn’t have been very useful. When I saw the Xikar 744, I thought I could kill two birds with one stone. So I picked up a knife for each of my groomsmen and one for myself.

The small size makes this knife easy to carry around. The downside is that it doesn’t work very well on cigars (the purpose of the hole in the handle is to clip cigars) and it doesn’t hold an edge for an extended period of time (even in fairly light use). A few swipes with a diamond sharpening stone and the knife is good as new.

For more on this meme, check out the following:

Xikar 744 Cigar Cut Knife - 2