The XIKAR 9652GM Gun Elx Lighter – is another quality product from Xikar and it makes a terrific gift if you are looking for a cigar torch to give to someone special. It includes a double butane flame and runs on Xikar premium butane fuel for best results. It is attractive too, with a gunmetal casing featuring a polished finish. It has also been described as possessing a ‘bold technical style’.
This particular Butane fuel lighter comes complete with a cigar punch cutter as well as a Rapid Fire ignition system which lights every time. Together with a fuel gauge and adjustment wheel, the Xikar is reliable performer.
Features of the Xikar Gun Elx Lighter
Design – an attractive dual flame element lighter with enclosed cigar cutter
Ignition – a Rapid Fire ignition system is used and operates with a simple thumb action. Firstly, a protective cap is opened which then exposes the ignition system. The dual flame lights easily and can light large cigars very quickly. You can easily adjust the flame to improve the ignition too. For example, in windy conditions you can increase the flame so that there is no danger of it going out until your cigar is fully lit.
Punch Cutter – XIKAR 9 mm cigar punch cutter is located in the base is both wide and sharp for your convenience.
Fuel Gauge – A fuel gauge with a little window allows you to see the fuel level and alert you to when it is coming close to needing a refill. This can save you some frustration if you know in advance that a refill is necessary.
Flame Adjustment – there is an over-sized adjustment wheel which can be used to adjust the amount of butane fuel feeding the flame so that you can increase and decrease it as required
Fuel – Xikar premium butane fuel is recommended for the best performance and the unit is easy to fill.
Weight: 11.2 ouncesWarranty: Unconditional lifetime warranty
What’s Great About the XIKAR Gun Elx Lighter
- Sturdy with a good heft
- Dual-torch flame
- Finely crafted punch
- Excellent craftsmanship
- Very classy sleek looking
- Lights up beautifully
- Easy to re-fill
- Makes lighting up a cigar easy
- Packaging is attractive too
- Is wind resistant
- Cutter is sharp
- Lights easily and reliably
- Window fuel gauge is handy
- Easy to operate
- Flame adjustment on the bottom is larger than most
- Excellent customer service to deal with any problems that could arise
What’s Not so Great
- Some lighters appear to have calibration issues
- The punch is quite wide
Customer Feedback and Reviews
Customers have left outstanding feedback for the XIKAR Gun Elx Lighter. Things they like about it include that it is wind resistant, the cutter is very sharp, it’s attractive and the flame adjustment wheel is a good size so that adjusting the flame is easy. They also like its weight and the reliable ignition system. A couple of customers had issues, however, these were the exception rather than the rule. To see more of what customers had to say, you can read the reviews here.