Win a rare cigar cutter from Casas Fumando and Bonita Smoke Shop

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As promised, we are gearing up to give away a very nice little treat to one lucky reader! Over the past few months we have had a DRAMATIC increase in visitors, both unique and returning. You, as a reader, are the whole reason why this blog even exists. Daniel and I thrive off your feedback, and getting to share our experiences in all things cigar related. In return, we will be reaching out in hopes to return the favor and supply you guys with a bunch of new contests and giveaways!

This week we are bringing you the chance to get your hands on a rare cutter from Brizard and Co. provided by the wonderful people at Bonita Smoke Shop. Seriously, the team over there is heaven-sent, if you ever need cigars, humidors, or accessories they are the place to go.

The Brizard and Co. Lizard Pattern Havana Samurai Cigar Cutter (retails at $75)  is composed of a single blade made by masters from Seki (Japan) the birthplace of “Samurai” swords. This single guillotine has a blade with a sharp center point which will allow clean cut without putting pressure on the tobacco and thus pinching the cigar. The Samurai cutter is ultra thin and fits in any wallet or coin pocket. It comes in a scratch proof protective leather case, and a soft, fabric pouch. More info Here. 

Brizard and Co Samurai Cigar Cutter

I will also be throwing in a few sticks from my personal humidor! No idea what I have in there, but I’ll be sure it’s fun stuff!

I am going to keep this contest fun, and simple. There will be 3 different ways of entering. Each one will count as an entry.

1. Comment on this post. Tell us a funny Holiday story, what you plan on getting for your loved ones, how you screwed up in the kitchen, or what’s on your list to Santa!

2. Comment on any of our posts between now and the end of the contest. Each comment will count as an additional entry.

3. ReTweet the following message: Win a rare Brizard and Co. Cigar Cutter from Casas Fumando and @Bonitasmokeshop: @tonycasas

(be sure to include the @tonycasas in there so I can keep track of them).

Simple right? Or as Daniel would say.. “Simple Eh?”

We will run this contest for two weeks. The winner will be randomly chosen Sunday December 19th, and announced shortly after. Have fun and good luck!

Tony Casas is a 32 year old Creative Managing/Webdesigning/Craft Beer Drinking Cigar smoker from El Paso, Texas. When he isn't loving his wife he is either sleepy, hungry, or suffering from a headache.


  1. boomerd35

    December 3, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Nice contest. I didn’t buy any Xmas presents on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Hopefully there will be a Last Minute Friday shopping day!

  2. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Nice Troy! I hope you get all you want bro!

  3. Jared

    December 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Ummm funny Christmas story? Well one year all I wanted was a Red Rider BB gun… Serioulsy this year crapped out. No one will ship a wine cooler to my home address in Germany, so I’m bummed.

  4. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

    At least you had quick access to badass German food! (Keep in mind I’m German, so I am sure we have TOTALLY different views on that place hahah).

  5. cigarsarge

    December 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for the contest…

  6. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Of course man!

  7. Gus

    December 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Here’s a funny holiday story for you Tony:
    One night my 2 year old son was making the list for Santa, the last thing on the list were cigars (at least it was there, right?) …. I can only hope that he’ll get them…. ;). What can I say, like father like son!

    • Tony Casas

      December 3, 2010 at 11:25 am

      hahaha that’s awesome. Your son is a badass!

  8. John51277

    December 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I like the design of the cutter. I could use a new cutter for the holidays! Nice contest!

  9. Daniel T.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:39 am

    This is definitely a simple contest eh?! lol

    That cutter looks AWESOME!

  10. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

    @John – yeah man i love it. Something different than what we normally see out there.

    @Daniel – Nothing difficult Aboot it!

  11. Jake Payne

    December 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Hey, guys. Just wanted to tell you what a great thing you’ve got going on here. I lost my Casas Fumando virginity about 2 weeks ago and have loved every minute since. I stumbled across this site from, um… damn A.D.D. Now I forgot how I got here. Oh well, what matters is that I’m here and giving you props, right? Have you ever put up (staple gun) over 2,000 x-mas lights, plugged them in, had NOTHING happen, look at your wife who says, “I thought YOU checked those.”? No, sweetie, that’s what you were supposed to have been doing. What’s that? You didn’t get to it because you were on Facebook? It’s okay. Yes I still love you. Just make sure you sleep with one eye open tonight. Keep up the great work and I’ll keep coming back!

    • Tony Casas

      December 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

      This is why I refuse to put up Christmas Decorations Jake!

      Thanks so much for the read and the kind words. You are exactly why we do what we do!! Daniel is still waiting to lose he virginity 🙂

  12. Mike B.

    December 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Funny story: 2yrs ago I mixed gifts for my wife and her mother. Thank god it was not something sexy. Mother in law got a REAL nice tennis bracelt while my wife got CZ earings and CZ necklace. She was not happy. She did let it go cuz her mother was super happy about it.
    Thanks for the contest.

    • Tony Casas

      December 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      @Mike – Your poor wife! AWwwwww…. and yessir, THANK GOD it wasn’t something sexy!

  13. Labman

    December 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    A funny Christmas story, eh? Well, Christmas 1989 (I would’ve been 7 years old) turned out to be a pretty funny experience, although I didn’t find it particularly funny at the time. I had been begging my parents for a BB gun (not a Red Ryder one 😀 ) all year and was thrilled to find one waiting for me under the Christmas tree. I was so proud that I called all my friends over so I could show it off. They were really impressed with it, so I decided to continue to “wow” them with my shooting skills. We set up an aluminum can in the snow. I took aim, fired and missed the can clean…I did however hit the piece of plywood next to it. The BB ricocheted off the plywood, bounced back and hit me in the leg. Man it stung! I went home with a welt on my leg and a badly bruised ego. Oh well, live and learn! 😀

    Thanks for the contest guys!

  14. Andy K.

    December 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    In it to win it.

  15. Brooks

    December 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Nice cutter, need to get me one of those!

  16. TimD

    December 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Dear Santa,

    I have been a (mostly) good boy this year and I would like a new watch for Christmas. I’m not too picky about the watch. Anything from Tag Heuer, Rolex or Breitling will be fine. I also need a bipod and under-barrel laser for my rifle – I promise not to shoot my eye out.

    Your pal,


  17. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    @Brooks – I should keep this thing. 🙂

    @Time – hahaa i woudln’t be picky if those were my choices either ;p

  18. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    @Labman, damn kids in thier BBGuns. I was never allowed to have one.

  19. Keith1911

    December 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Nice contest Guys!

    I can’t think of a funny story and I don’t know what I’m getting my wife yet for Christmas. As far as what I’d like, I’d like a pair of wood stocks for my Ruger 50th Anniversary Blackhawk.

  20. John Dotson

    December 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I want Jessica Alba under my tree Christmas morning, that’s all, just 1 gift and I will be happy!

    • Tony Casas

      December 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

      You and Me Both John!

      @Keith Whats with Cigar guys and guns?! haha

  21. ChrisM

    December 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks for the contest! Sorry, no funny stories here, but I do have a Christmas wish list consisting mostly of cigars I’d like to try or smoke again!

  22. Tony Casas

    December 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I think all our lists are full of those! Hopefully you get them!

  23. kekoa_kai

    December 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Hey guys, great contest and great site – I’m a regular visitor. Now, about Christmas lists? One item on my list…. cigars. Good cigars. One more could I want or ask for?

    Keep up the great work! Cheers.

  24. Gordon

    December 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I asked Santa for a box of Tatuaje Anarchy. OK, I ordered them myself. At least I made Christmas shopping easy for my wife!

    • Tony Casas

      December 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      feel free to send some my way. Kidding man! sounds like your wife knows whats up!

  25. jimbobber

    December 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    On my Christmas list this year is a brand new Lizard Pattern Havana Samurai Cigar Cutter by Brizard & Co; hope I get one! I may just have to settle for a punch cutter; it’s about time I learned how to use one anyhow.

  26. Rojo Camacho

    December 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    i have a lot of cousins on my grandmothers side. my grandmothers sister has a lot of grandkids also. for christmas when we all got together, the older cousins on each side would get the 3 youngest from each side to fight battle royale style out in the yard. it was a nice tradition that lasted about 6 years, until the “adults” figured out what was going on

  27. Swede214

    December 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That Brizard Cutter looks good and expensive {$75}, thanks for the contest, sorry, no Christmas stories! Swede

  28. Tadd

    December 4, 2010 at 5:32 am

    That cutter looks wicked….

    Probably going to put moneyin my wifes name to a local community organization that helps incarcerated teens. We usually do this for all of our extended relatives in their local communities. So it will be just an extension of that.

    The tree lights have always been the biggest pain in the ass for me… I let my wife handle it this year stringing it and all. Well we lit it up and half the tree was dead…. I asked her if she lit the strands first she saiid she thought she did…… Hhhhmmmmmmmm So I still got to string the lights and test them all… Win win….

  29. Chris Michael Campbell

    December 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I just want a box of Le Bijou 1922 Grand Robustos and a matching box of Escencias so I can cut them with this cutter after I win it 🙂

  30. rony

    December 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Looks like it would go with the murcielago cigar. I really dont need anything for xmas but if i could have a wish, it would be world peace… or warmer weather – so i could smoke outside. thanks for the contest!

  31. dalamscius

    December 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Some funny stories here and tons of kinds words! Glad to see we’re doing something right! Well, at least I am, not sure about that slacker Tony…

    My funny Christmas story? Probably happened this year. My dad was putting up the tree and we were in the kitchen having some coffee. All of a sudden we heard a thud so we all went running. We find my dad on the floor with the Christmas tree lying on top of him. We all had a good laugh about it and we won’t let him live it down now! lol

    My wishlist, a nice DSLR camera and a winning lottery ticket! hahaha

  32. Lloyd L.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I guess I’ll go with my Santa wish list… I just donated a bunch of cigars to a fellow BOTL to be sent out to our troops. A couple of days later I got a message from a friend who was deployed to Afghanistan and wants me to send him some cigars and a cutter or two. I can send him a few more cigars from my stash and a cutter, but its gonna empty my humidor… well, almost. So I’m gonna ask Santa for more cigars and a new cutter, since I’ll be giving mine away. Its a cheapie, but I think it cuts well. It would be nice to win that unique cutter up for grabs, though!

  33. blane

    December 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    This cutter is on my santa list.

  34. TriMarkC

    December 8, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Greta contest! Been hitting your site more and more often and the content and comments increase!

    As for my Christmas story, we would always go to my dad’s parent’s house for Christmas Eve every year. I was always a lot of fun seeing all my cousins, aunts, uncles and of course my grandparents. But, being little, we would always leave early (8pm-ish) so we could be in bed early enough so Santa wouldn’t miss us. Well, when I was about 10yrs old, I remember we ended up leaving much later than normal – I think it was after 10pm when we left, and we still had a 1hr drive!
    My sisters and I were frantic that Santa would miss us, and my parents went with the whole thing.
    Well, of course, when we got home, Santa had “beaten us there”, and all the stockings and gifts were out. [Imagine trying to go to sleep THEN, knowing all the cool stuff was ALREADY downstairs!!]

    Anyway, you can likely imagine how all that happened, and we’ve since made that story a reality for our own kids once or twice, too.

  35. Fynnegan

    December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    What a great looking cutter, thanks for offering it in this .contest..

    When I was four years old, my parent’s were going to take me to see Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. They told me to go get my coat – I got so excited that I charge straight into a table, cutting open my eyebrow. I got to spend that Christmas Eve in the E.R., getting my face stitched up. I don’t remember much from Christmas’s of my past, but I definitiely remember that…I still have the scar.

  36. Tony Casas

    December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Dude that’s terrible!!!

  37. Fynnegan

    December 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    True…but I’ve got an interesting story to go with the scar…chicks dig scars – HA!

  38. Dalamscius

    December 10, 2010 at 7:03 am

    TriMarkC, I got that same situation when I was a kid. Was absolutely baffled! lol. Later I realized that my parents “forgot” something as we were pulling out of the driveway and ran inside for a few minutes. amazing how gullible kids are! hahaha

    lol Fynnegan! That’s a good one!

  39. MoBarbq

    December 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    What a to die-for cutter! Beautiful. Obviously, that would be my primary Christmas wish, but some cigars would be nice from Santa. Assuming he reads this blog, I’ll take anything from Perdomo, CAO La Traviata Maduro or LADC Mi Amor.

    Also will be retweeting for an extra entry.

    Thanks for a great contest, Tony!

  40. bigmike

    December 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Great contest. Here’s my Christmas story: I was 8 years old and my older brother was 11. It was Christmas morning and we were opening our gifts from under the tree. I see one large present with my name on it and start unwrapping it. To my surprise I unwrap a SUPER NINTENDO SYSTEM, complete with games. I was so shocked but exteremly happy. I look at my older brother and he is in total disbelief. Thats when it happened. My dad says, “I put the wrong tag on the box, thats actually your brothers”. Talk about utter disappointment. Of course my older brother being an older brother, played the games all day and made me watch promising me that I would get my chance. Heart broken I tell ya. I got past it and now he, myself and my dad share a cigar every Christmas. Everythings fine unless someone mentions Super Mario Brothers.

  41. CAOFanatic/Jerry Kontur

    December 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Quite a few years ago my wife incisted on a REAL Christmas Tree…and incisted on getting it as soon as they became available…I tried to fight it saying it would dry out, but I lost that argument. Fast forward a few weeks and there I was, 3 days before Christmas, lugging out this dead-ass Christmas Tree to the dumpster, nothing left but a trunk and branches (no needles left) and some tinsel still clinging on for dear life, right past our neighbors HUGE Christmas Party out on their patio! All Music and Conversation stopped as everyone’s eyes turned to me struggling with this damn dead tree…All I could think to mutter was “Bah HumBug!” True Story – Christmas 1997

  42. Dbell

    December 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    After slogging through target last weekend on X-mas duties I took a break and went down to a local B&M to find out they had a new tatuaje blended just for them. It’s called the SODO, for the neighborhood the shop is in. Truly a festivas miracle.

  43. Joseph

    December 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Nice cutter. I’m hoping to get a new humidor for Christmas from Vanderburgh. (hope mywife is reading this)


  44. Swede214

    June 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    We leave for Florida on Dec. 26th.,we encourage {force} our children to take the Christmas ”stuff” down and put in the attic, and by the way, a real nice cutter

  45. Swede214

    June 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Opp’s, I must be to late for ”this” contest, just saw the date is 2010!

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