I wouldn't so quickly give up on Xikar without giving them, their new owner, or whomever the case, a chance to serve you personally.
Anyway, I like a good cut. In my 15+ years of cutting cigars, I've become an expert at wasting money on cutters. It's embarrassing. I like to think that I've matured, because at this point I have thrown form and style completely out the window. Function it is. These are the winners. I don't particularly LIKE scissor cutters, but my two Xikars are the best cutters that I employ. Both of them work as well as they day I first unfolded them. One of them has been going strong for nearly ten years. After that is the Cuban Crafters Perfect. Inexpensive, not at all impressive, and blows the rest of the dual blades away, imo. I thew the rest of my cutters away, long ago.