A cigar punch made from authentic black Chinese lacquer and palladium.
What exactly is Chinese lacquer? It's the sap of a tree, the Rhus VerniciferaI/i>, and it takes a great deal of time and effort to produce. The lacquer is extracted by incision and is collected over 5 months in buckets made of bamboo. The sap turns light brown when it comes in contact with air and takes on the consistency of latex. Dupont's master artisans then craft this unique material into pieces like the one you see here.