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TWIN CIGAR CASE No. 237

Product Code: ZZSPA237

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Product Features

  • 7.25" x 2.25"
    • Holds two cigars
      • Cigar Opening 1" (60 ring gauge)

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A haven for your prized puffs, our Cigar Case is the perfect temporary home or transport unit- built specifically to carry your beloved Cubans until you're ready to celebrate, unwind, or simply enjoy. Providing understated protection and clean housing with its crisp design and proven leather construction, our cigar case maintains the integrity of your goods with uncompromising cool.

Product Specifications

  • 7.25" x 2.25"
    • Holds two cigars
      • Cigar Opening 1" (60 ring gauge)

Stories

Off With Their Heads: The Art of Sabrage

By the time this is posted it will be New Years Eve, so if you’re reading this blog regularly then a) you have fantastic taste, and b) you’re probably going to be doing some celebrating tonight. And like all great celebrations, it’s likely going to involve Champagne. Copious amounts of it. Which is why there’s no better time than tonight than to exhibit your mastery of sabrage, the act of opening of a champagne bottle with a sword. There are a number of skills that every true gentleman should have included amongst his arsenal. Some are purely practical- how to change a tire, or grill a perfect steak. Others are a mix of function and style- tying your own bow tie, banking a shot in pool. But sabrage is a skill that should be posse...
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By the time this is posted it will be New Years Eve, so if you’re reading this blog regularly then a) you have fantastic taste, and b) you’re probably going to be doing some celebrating tonight. And like all great celebrations, it’s likely going to involve Champagne. Copious amounts of it. Which is why there’s no better time than tonight than to exhibit your mastery of sabrage, the act of opening of a champagne bottle with a sword. There are a number of skills that every true gentleman should have included amongst his arsenal. Some are purely practical- how to change a tire, or grill a perfect steak. Others are a mix of function and style- tying your own bow tie, banking a shot in pool. But sabrage is a skill that should be possessed for one reason and one reason alone- because it looks awesome. The first step to successful sabrage is gathering the proper tools. The first is your blade. While an actual sword wins for style points (we’re fans of using a kukri, the traditional knives of Gurkha warriors for reasons we shouldn’t need elaborate) it isn’t a necessity. A traditional dinner knife or even a metal ruler will do- sharpness isn’t a factor, as it’s the dull side of the blade that’s used in the act. Secondly you’ll need a sealed bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine. Preferably French and of the vintage variety, not because it makes sabrage easier, but because it tastes better. This is a special occasion, and no one wants to be known as the guy who cheaped out on the bubbly. It’s a delicacy after all, and delicacies are supposed to be expensive. Due to the carbonation within, an unopened bottle of champagne naturally contains a great amount of pressure, and you are going to use this pressure to your advantage. Remove the foil from the neck completely, as well as the cage surrounding the cork. This cork, or more specifically the rim of glass around it, is now your target. And as with most successful battles, you want to strike your enemy where it is weakest. Luckily for you the spot where a bottle is quite literally the weakest is easy to find. All bottles will have a seam where the two sides were fused together. Most you will be able to find by sight alone, some will involve running your thumb around the bottle until you feel a slightly protruding ridge. Follow that ridge up the bottle until you find the place where it meets the lip of the neck. This is the exact point where you will be separating, in one fell swoop, that glass lip, cork included, from the rest of the bottle. Hold the bottle straight out from you, pointed slightly higher than parallel to the ground. Point it too low and your prized liquid will dump all over the floor, point it too high and you’ll lose precious momentum. Position the bottle so that the seam is running directly down the center. Bend your slicing elbow at a ninety degree angle, and place your blade, dull side down, firmly at the base of that seam. Then, pressing the blade strongly along the seam the entire way, extend that bent arm fully and powerfully. If done correctly, the blade will crack the bottle right where the seam meets the lip, and the internal pressure will take over from there, jettisoning the cork, rim, and a small spurt of champagne several feet into the air in one glorious fluid motion. , Once you’ve completed your sabrage immediately lift the bottle upright to decrease spillage and then distribute the champagne to your admiring onlookers, you modern day swashbuckler you. And definitely resist the urge to sip directly from your newly decapitated vessel, for as heroic as that last action may have been, that’s still broken glass, and it doesn’t belong in your mouth. Now that you know the tricks, the next step is to practice self control. Don’t go lopping the top off of every bottle you see, as there’s a fine line between slick and showing off, and the novelty loses its value. Yet for everything there is a time and place, and for the great art of sabrage there’s no better place than your New Years fete, and no better time than the stroke of midnight. Cheers to a magnificent 2014.
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Classic Mahogany Runabouts

As world exploration is one of our major pursuits, and said world is some 70% percent water, it should come as little surprise that we’re big fans of boats. , We love all varieties, from megayachts to racing sloops to the simple jon boat. Our favorite type of vessel however is also one of our favorite combination of words - the pleasure craft. , A pleasure craft, as the name implies, serves no greater purpose than to provide its owner with an enjoyable day on the water. , And while pleasure crafts come in many designs and sizes, there may be none more classic than the mahogany runabout, the quintessential gentleman’s powerboat. The introduction of the outboard motor in the early twentieth century made speedboats an inc...
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As world exploration is one of our major pursuits, and said world is some 70% percent water, it should come as little surprise that we’re big fans of boats. , We love all varieties, from megayachts to racing sloops to the simple jon boat. Our favorite type of vessel however is also one of our favorite combination of words - the pleasure craft. , A pleasure craft, as the name implies, serves no greater purpose than to provide its owner with an enjoyable day on the water. , And while pleasure crafts come in many designs and sizes, there may be none more classic than the mahogany runabout, the quintessential gentleman’s powerboat. The introduction of the outboard motor in the early twentieth century made speedboats an increasingly popular recreation. , By the 1920’s a number of American manufacturers were handcrafting small, lightweight boats of heavily varnished wood in sizes between fifteen and thirty-two feet. The original was the Hacker-craft made by the Hacker Boat Company owned by famed naval architect John L. Hacker, who invented the v-shaped hull that allowed him to claim the title of world’s fastest boat. Rival speedboat builder Christopher Columbus Smith got into the runabout game as well, manufacturing what would soon be known as Chris-Craft. The boats took many cues from the burgeoning automobile industry, with their tufted bench seating, chrome dials, and steering wheels which allowed the pilot to sit at the front of the boat. Runabouts soon became the preferred toys of the elite, with Hacker and Chris-Craft commissioning examples for Astors, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, William Randolph Hearst and Henry Ford. The Great Depression slowed sales considerably, and compounded by the lack of materials due to requisitions for World War II, the runabout’s popularity waned considerably towards the mid century. However postwar prosperity and the ability to cut the cost of manufacturing through new technologies brought about a second boom, and by the 1950’s Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Katherine Hepburn were all owners of Chris-Crafts. In Italy, Cantieri Riva was creating wooden runabouts with a distinctly European flair, and in the 1960’s any self-respecting jet-setter considered a mahogany Riva an essential element of la dolce vita. Of his summer spent courting Brigitte Bardot around the Riviera in 1968, legendary playboy Gigi Rizzo recalled “A few hours sleep were sufficient, only to begin all over again. And at the moorings always a Riva ready to welcome us.” The development of lighter weight more advanced materials such as fiberglass brought about great changes in boatbuilding, and by the late 1970’s wooden powerboats were seen as something of a relic. Yet no matter how much faster, lighter, and stronger these new boats may be, none can match the aesthetic appeal of high gloss mahogany. Luckily for those who appreciate the timeless originals, there are many options for procuring your own classic runabout. A dedicated community of enthusiasts has taken to restoring the originals, and the collector’s market is full of vintage models that are just as seaworthy as the day they were delivered. The current iteration of the Chris-Craft and Riva companies both offer models with design cues that hearken the early models that made their nameplates famous, albeit with all the modern advancements.,  And for those who want the best of both worlds (a brand new boat with all the charms of a classic runabout) look no further than upstate New York, where the Hacker Boat Company continues to handcraft all mahogany Hacker-Crafts the exact same way they have for the past hundred years. Regardless of your choice of vessel, our, Market Bag, is a perfect choice for a day on and off of the water.
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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.