I have a beautiful, space shuttle titanium Xikar, I paid eighty bucks for that sits in a drawer ever since I got this cutter a year ago. I've used many styles, and this is the best cutter, hands down . It cuts the crown on my favorite smoke at the middle of the shoulder, and I can double-cut on any other size or brand on a case need basis, for perfect crown cutting. Why this style is not more popularly seen, I'll never understand. Another major point; I have *never* pinched my fingers, regardless of heavier pressure applied in cutting. That it is a fine looking piece sitting on the table means much to some, but I am a retired auto technician and I just love the mechanics of this tool. Note: Big finger holes for you big guys.