Palio Cutter


Name: Palio Original Composite Silver Cutter
Made by: Brother of the Leaf, LLC
MSRP: $44.96 but can easily be found for $35.96 on the Internet.
Warranty: Lifetime

Unless you enjoy biting the end of your cigars, chances are you have a couple cutters laying around the house.  Today I bring the Palio cutter from BOTL, LLC, a cutter that I have been in love with since I got it.



I received my Palio cutter as a gift from my wife in August 2008, so I have not yet exercised the warranty.  However, according to BOTLs website a Palio cutter can be returned to any dealer for a replacement at any point during the cutters lifetime for any damage resulting from normal cigar cutting use.


The double guillotine cutter comes packaged in a black leather pouch with a velcro seal.  The cutter is ergonomically designed and feels sturdy in the hand.  The blades are made of hardened surgical steel that remains sharp after many cuts.  The cutter is also designed with a slight curve in the body that allows the cutter to also double as a place to rest your cigar.



Once lined up a quick squeeze of the cutter yields a quick, even and effortless cut.  Cutters cut, that’s their job, but the Palio seems to dissect the cap of the cigar.  I find it difficult to accurately describe how well this product cuts so I have included a few pictures to help illustrate the Palio’s precision.

Petit Corona side shot.

Petit Corona side shot.Â


Robusto side shot.

Robusto side shot.


Box-pressed Torpedo side shot.

Box-pressed Torpedo side shot.



6 x 60 side shot.

6 x 60 side shot.


Final Thoughts

In my opinion, the Palio cutter is a guaranteed winner.  I have consistently cut my cigars well since I’ve had this product in my possession.  It seems like a no brainer to buy a product that the company will stand behind over the entire life of the product.  I highly suggest picking one these cutters up.  They come in an assortment of finishes to match your taste.

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I have the burlwood Palio cutter – the finish is a little off and looks very plastic. The first cutter I had came apart. I returned it and within days, I had a replacement. The look is still plastic but it cuts extremely well. It’s all I use and I love the fact I can place my cigar on it.

I will probably buy another one . . .

Nothing like a good cutter. I’m a XiKAR man myself, although I’ve heard nothing but good things about Palio cutters. The dealmaker for me would be the slight bend in the cutter’s chassis that serves to hold a stick. That’s either a very fortunate design flaw, or a very thoughtful engineer at work. Nice review!

I’ve owned a Palio cutter for a little over 2 years now and I wouldn’t leave home without it! I also have the Xikar scissors but still use my Palio far more often. Awesome post!

The most difficult part of my Palio is that I have lost a couple – but they are a great tool

I love my Palio!

One thing a lot of people don’t know is that you can return ANY Palio to ANY Palio dealer, and they will replace it (if they have your style handy) no questions asked.
And I’ve heard Palio wants to hear immediately if a dealer refuses to exchange your cutter.

That simple fact is why I bought a Palio to begin with.

I own the carbon fiber Palio and it works as good as it looks…..Fantastic

I have the carbon fiber model. This thing does a fantastic job. Cuts are very, very precise and effortless. If you’ve been using a cheap cutter you won’t believe how much better a Palio is.

These are great cutters, some of the finishes look cheap but I’ve been really happy with the one I purchased.


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