Did you know that Finland, is the best place to view the northern lights, it has the greatest heavy metal bands, the strangest language and now it has the worlds sharpest and most refined cigar cutters.
That last statement is the result of the work of a small and recently launched Ultra Premium Cigar Accessories company known as Conocedor. The Finnish cigar accessories company was just recently launched last month, but has been in the making for over a year, in fact, maybe a lifetime for founder E.P. Mustonen. The young Finnish company was the brainchild of Mustonen when he had the idea to create the sharpest and most refined cigar cutters ever made. That is a bold statement, but for Mustonen it was a challenge he set upon himself. He spent each and every day, for over a year working his craft, eventually unveiling two incredible cigar cutters, Octa and Roswell.
These cutters are the sharpest ever made which is a quality Mustonen attributes to the rigorous process as he describes:
“The blades are heat treated in temperatures over 1000 celsius degrees, etched in acid(to bring out the damascus pattern) and finally sharpened by hand with a unique sharpening method that takes over one hour per blade, resulting in the sharpest cigar cutter blades ever made. The precise fit, smooth action and sharpness of the blades are highly exceptional.”
These cutters, besides being the sharpest in the world, each include unique features:
- Damasteel® Stainless Steel Blades
- Mother of Pearl Inlays
- Hand Engraved Logo
- CNC Machined Parts
- Unique Friction Free Locking Systems
Mustonen’s goal was achieved, he created the best cigar cutter ever made, which incorporated, his self-described, essential product characteristics:
uniqueness – fine craftsmanship – innovative design.
If you would like to learn more about the Conocedor, world’s most technically advanced cutters, then just checkout their website conocedor.fi where you can discover, in more detail, the many features that makes these cutters the best.
If you want to understand what Damasteel®is, checkout this site that breaks it down for you – https://www.knifeart.com/damasteel.html – I found it quickly educational.
Though he originally set out to create his cutters for personal use, the idea developed quickly into a quality based company with an extended range of cigar accessories each of which adhere to the company’s essential product characteristics. Mustonen did not stop at cutters, he took it further and designed humidors and lighters that would appeal to the true cigar aficionado. Each desktop humidor is a one of a kind creation, and like the cutters, they too have some very innovative features:
- Marquetry lids (art made from pieces of inlaid colored veneer)
- Hand engraving
- Premium quality solid woods and hardware
Of course, if you have your own features you want in a humidor, Conocedor offers bespoke humidors that are built to your specifications.
Mustonen describes the marquetry art found on the lids of his “Aires Habanos” and “Viñales humidor models as:
“..unforeseen vividness and detail created by master artisan with decades of experience in the art. Made-to-order bespoke humidors can feature marquetry lids based on the customer’s preferred picture. As another unique feature these two humidor models feature elegant hand engraved escutcheons, reflecting the quality and uniqueness of each humidor. Bespoke humidors can be ordered with custom hand engraving on the escutcheon or a separate brass plate inside the humidor with gift inscription or monogram, for example. “
The third humidor model is the largest one, featuring a tray for a single row of cigars and is titled “El Capitan”, with high quality figured maple veneer. All humidors feature highest quality hardware from USA and Germany. The escutcheon and humidor feet are mirror polished and gold-plated with 24k gold.
From Humidors to Lighters
Conocedor also offers unique luxury made-to-order lighters, with decorative adornments handcrafted ad applied by an experienced jeweler. All lighters are unique creations and the customer can suggest his or her own design ideas. Here is a 3D model of a dragon themed lighter featuring rubies and diamonds on solid gold and platinum, designed for the Chinese market
Yea, that is a bad ass looking lighter. As with some very strong cigars, this lighter is not for the faint of heart, and as Conocedor notes – “The price is to be determined yet it’s in tens of thousands “
The Conocedor company prides itself in pleasing the most demanding cigar aficionado. Each product and feature is created to ensure they stand up to the name of the company as that is how it should be.
The company notes that the product offerings are constantly evolving and recent creations can be discovered through their newsletter, instagram and the company’s website.