This Xikar Cigar Cutter is heavier in weight than traditional cutters. This cigar cutter Xi3 STK has been coated with a high performance coating called Titanium Nitride. The coat protects and stylizes the cutter. Titanium Nitride is a coating that creates an extremely durable exterior to the all stainless cutter. XIKAR’s use of Titanium Nitride has created the more subdued and sleek STK.