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PARTIDO No. 214

Product Code: ZZITA214

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Product Features

  • 12" x 9.5" x 5.5"
    • Crystal Humidity Device
      • Removable Spanish cedar tray and divider
        • Key Lock

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Product Description

Handcrafted using natural hardwood wrapped in our finest full-grain leather, our Partido is a beautiful humidor made in the classic tradition. This bespoke piece features a 3/4" thick (19 mm) solid body, and 1/4" (6.5 mm) genuine Spanish cedar interior panels. Store up to 35 of your favorite cigars in this remarkable piece. Made in Italy.

Product Specifications

  • 12" x 9.5" x 5.5"
    • Crystal Humidity Device
      • Removable Spanish cedar tray and divider
        • Key Lock

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Accoutrements: Antique Cigar Cutters

While we do our best in these modern times to remain health conscious, we here at Ghurka are unabashed fans of a good cigar. Almost as much as the smoke itself, we enjoy the ritual that comes with it. The storage and aging in a well seasoned humidor, the precise cut of the cap, the lighting never directly- in slow rotation over an open flame. In a world increasingly measured in nanoseconds, there’s a comfort to taking ones time and savoring an experience. Delving into cigar culture inevitably leads to the acquisition of no small number of related accessories, and as with anything involving style, it’s all about the details. Cigars have been around for hundreds of years- Columbus wrote of being presented with twisted bunches of smokin...
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While we do our best in these modern times to remain health conscious, we here at Ghurka are unabashed fans of a good cigar. Almost as much as the smoke itself, we enjoy the ritual that comes with it. The storage and aging in a well seasoned humidor, the precise cut of the cap, the lighting never directly- in slow rotation over an open flame. In a world increasingly measured in nanoseconds, there’s a comfort to taking ones time and savoring an experience. Delving into cigar culture inevitably leads to the acquisition of no small number of related accessories, and as with anything involving style, it’s all about the details. Cigars have been around for hundreds of years- Columbus wrote of being presented with twisted bunches of smoking tobacco upon his landing in Hispaniola, but the peak of their popularity in the new world was from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century when a cigar became a requisite accessory of any dignified male. “Gentlemen, you may now smoke,” Edward VII was said to have exclaimed whilst brandishing a cigar shortly after the passing of his infamously vice adverse mother Queen Victoria in 1901. This era also produced the largest and most elaborate variety of cigar related accoutrements, and since the cigar exists in essentially the same shape and form today as it did then, a proper antique cigar cutter is just as effective as its modern brethren, only infinitely cooler. Not long ago the enthusiast’s hunt for early tobacciana meant scouring estate sales and musty antique shops, but the advent of collectible shopping on the internet, namely eBay and more tightly curated destinations like 1stdibs have left the sophisticated smoker with little excuse for still clipping their Cohibas with the flimsy plastic giveaway cutters from their local smoke shop. While antique cigar cutters may exist in a seemingly infinite array of designs, they generally fall into three categories: pocket, hand-held, and tabletop. Pocket cutters are by far the most portable, and generally of the single or double bladed “guillotine” variety, which clip off the entire closed end, or “cap” of the cigar when squeezed together with the thumb and forefinger. High end versions made of gold, silver, or platinum with elaborate engravings or inlaid jewels are particularly prized, often with a small loop for hanging them from the pocket watch chains that were de rigueur at the time of their original manufacture. Handheld cutters tend to be about the size of a steak knife, in either scissor style with two guillotine blades or “v-cut” style, in which a thumb operated lever takes a wedge shaped slice out of the end of the cigar rather than removing the cap altogether. Handheld cutters are usually distinguished by their handles, which can be made of materials as varied as bone, ivory, tortoiseshell, and a range of precious metals or fashioned into any number of shapes. Tabletop cutters are arguably the most coveted and oft the greatest conversation piece, with many taking the form of otherwise innocuous figural sculptures with the blades and cutting mechanisms cleverly concealed within. Nautical, animal, and other sporting motifs were particularly prevalent, and more risqué versions fashioned of the female figure have found a particular ardor amongst collectors. Seemingly every venerable luxury good maker ventured into the trade of cigar cutters, and those boasting a well known hallmark- from Cartier, Asprey, Dunhill, Hermes, et al, can easily command mid four to low five figures in today’s market. Yet the sheer volume of unique cutters produced during the cigar’s golden age means that interesting examples can be had for well under a hundred dollars with a little bit of searching. Fully functional and intrinsically tied to the great history of cigar culture, an antique cutter is the perfect accessory for the discerning smoker, and look best when displayed next to another prized puffing related possession, our limited edition Ghurka Partido no. 214 leather wrapped humidor.
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Ghurka Features

  • Our Leather

    Ghurka leather is never pretreated to remove any flaws, we must begin by using the most naturally flawless hides available. While we utilize a variety of leather types based on which is best suited to a particular product, the majority of our goods are made from French calfskin. Calfskin has a finer grain and softer feel than traditional cowhide as the younger age of the animal brings less exposure to the harsh elements, the main cause of imperfection. French calfskin in particular is considered the finest in the world due to the fact that farms in France do not use barbed wire, one of the leading causes of mars and scratches. As no two skins are completely alike, each and every handcrafted leather Ghurka product will have an individual character that adds to its unique patina as it ages.

  • The Stitching

    We use an extra-thick spun nylon that should never snap or fray, and all of our craftsmen ensure that each and every piece is stitched to our exacting standards. A careful review of any two parts of a Ghurka leather luggage piece will reveal exactly the same number of stitches per inch, a requirement for anything that leaves our workshop. The placement of these stitches is equally exact, precisely laid out to the millimeter to ensure that every bit of leather is assembled to last a lifetime.

  • The Brass

    Brass is the only metal we've found that offers the strength, durability, and reliability that have become our hallmark. Every single piece of our hardware - from zippers, buckles, and hooks to the smallest of snaps and rivets are made solely from this rugged and beautiful material. A great deal of time and expense has been invested in perfecting our brass zippers. Every single tooth is individually machined and polished to ensure flawless operation after years of continuous use. And since all of our leather briefcase and leather travel bag hardware is solid brass and never plated, it too will develop a unique character and patina as it ages alongside our famous leather.

  • The Process

    Since our founding, Ghurka has set out to manufacture the highest handcrafted leather goods available in the U.S. This has always begun with using only the finest hides in the world. While there are endless varieties of leather available, only a handful pass the rigorous selection process required to bear the Ghurka medallion. Likewise, our signature solid brass hardware and trademark stitching process ensure that our bags deliver an unparalleled owner experience and lifetime of use.

  • Our Leather

    learn more

    show less

    Our Leather

    Ghurka leather is never pretreated to remove any flaws, we must begin by using the most naturally flawless hides available. While we utilize a variety of leather types based on which is best suited to a particular product, the majority of our goods are made from French calfskin. Calfskin has a finer grain and softer feel than traditional cowhide as the younger age of the animal brings less exposure to the harsh elements, the main cause of imperfection. French calfskin in particular is considered the finest in the world due to the fact that farms in France do not use barbed wire, one of the leading causes of mars and scratches. As no two skins are completely alike, each and every handcrafted leather Ghurka product will have an individual character that adds to its unique patina as it ages.

  • The Stitching

    learn more

    show less

    The Stitching

    We use an extra-thick spun nylon that should never snap or fray, and all of our craftsmen ensure that each and every piece is stitched to our exacting standards. A careful review of any two parts of a Ghurka leather luggage piece will reveal exactly the same number of stitches per inch, a requirement for anything that leaves our workshop. The placement of these stitches is equally exact, precisely laid out to the millimeter to ensure that every bit of leather is assembled to last a lifetime.

  • The Brass

    learn more

    show less

    The Brass

    Brass is the only metal we've found that offers the strength, durability, and reliability that have become our hallmark. Every single piece of our hardware - from zippers, buckles, and hooks to the smallest of snaps and rivets are made solely from this rugged and beautiful material. A great deal of time and expense has been invested in perfecting our brass zippers. Every single tooth is individually machined and polished to ensure flawless operation after years of continuous use. And since all of our leather briefcase and leather travel bag hardware is solid brass and never plated, it too will develop a unique character and patina as it ages alongside our famous leather.

  • The Process

    learn more

    show less

    The Process

    Since our founding, Ghurka has set out to manufacture the highest handcrafted leather goods available in the U.S. This has always begun with using only the finest hides in the world. While there are endless varieties of leather available, only a handful pass the rigorous selection process required to bear the Ghurka medallion. Likewise, our signature solid brass hardware and trademark stitching process ensure that our bags deliver an unparalleled owner experience and lifetime of use.