The Xikar cutters are an ergonomic butterfly design that cuts from both sides of the cigar without squeezing the head. The blades cut the cap perfectly without breaking or tearing the wrapper. A leather sheath is available from Xikar free when you mail in your warranty information. If the blades ever dull the cutter can be exchanged at a Xikar dealer or mailed back for a brand new cutter. I used the same 2 cutters for almost 10 years before sending them in to be replaced. Turn around time was about 2 weeks.