Cutting your cigar is not rocket science but certain basic skills and good materials are needed to give your cigar a clean cut. If you don’t have the appropriate tools or don’t cut where you are supposed to your wrapper will unravel and it may be bothersome while you smoke. Let’s take a look to the different cutters in the market:
Pros: These are some of the cheapest cutters you can find.
Cons: You will need to cut your cigar in one quick, strong movement to get acceptable results.
The Double Blade cutter: It is the same concept as the guillotine, but the two blades provide a more precise cut. You will also need to cut with force, but some sophisticated double blade cutters like the Xikar® Xi Cutter have a spring mechanism that ensures a clean cut every time.
Pros: You can cut any shape cigar, including Figurado shapes like Torpedo.
Cons: Be careful not to cut below the cap or your cigar wrapper will unravel.
Pros: No cutting skills required, and you can conveniently carry your cutter around using the key ring attachment.
Cons: You cannot use this type of cutter on Figurado shapes.
Pros: They have an elegant, sophisticated look and some, like the Xikar® Multi Tool Scissors, are very lightweight and small.
Cons: You will need special cigar cutting scissors with surgical quality stainless steel.
Pros: Will give you more surface area than the punch and works great on small ring cigars.
Cons: Don’t bother with a cheap V-shape cutter; it will most likely damage your cigar.
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