Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Cigar Cutters



Cigar Cutters are a very important accessory for cigar smokers; allowing a quick, precise cut for the desired draw. Cigar cutters are mechanical devices which cut one end off a cigar, allowing it to be smoked properly. Some cigars are cut on both ends, others are twirled, but the majority has one end straight cut and one end in a cap that needs to be cut off for the cigar to be smoked.

There are three main types of cigar cutters; straight cut, punch cut and V-cut. The straight cut is the most common, causing both ends of the cigar to be exposed. The punch cut is used to cut a hole in the cigar cap, which is preferred by some as it exposes less of the filler and binder, also reducing the chance of getting tobacco in the mouth. The V-cut cuts a clean gash into the gap; good V-cutters penetrate deeper into the filler than straight cuts, but cheap V-cutters can cut too deep into the cigar, resulting with an uneven burn.

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