How to Choose the Best Cigar Cutter to Ensure a Great Smoke

by Kirby Amber on August 30, 2012

Gals new to cigar smoking have more to learn than what are the best brands to smoke. There are fun gadgets to shop for like cigar cutters and punches. But it’s more work than fun if you’re not familiar with the different types to choose from. Check out the list below so you know what to look for when you are perusing the cigar accessories page when visiting your favorite online tobacco shop retailer’s website.

First off, what is a cigar cutter? Before you light your cigar, you need to remove the cap at the end of the cigar and the best way to do that is with a cigar cutter or cigar scissors. The cap is made of small wrapper bits put at the end of the cigar—most quality cigars will be capped. If the cap is uneven it will keep it from burning properly. Ok now for your choices of cigar cutters:

The guillotine cutter, also known as the straight cutter, exposes both ends of the cigar. This is a popular and affordable choice because many cigar smokers like it because it has a finer type of cut than the single blade. You can really cut the cigar exactly the way you want to. I like this one because you can easily fit it in a pocket and it is easy to clean, which prevents edge buildup.

 

The cigar puncher isn’t a cutter at all and is for those who don’t want to use a cutter or scissors.  When you use a cigar puncher, it punches a clean hole in the end of the cigar but it does take a little finesse to punch it correctly. There is the bullet type that you can hang on your key ring and is the least safe. Havana punches are easy to take along too and a little safer. You need to push a button to get the blade started. Multi punches are good to have if you need to punch cut cigars that are in a variety of sizes.

Another choice is the scissor cigar cutter. This type of cutter, created by Cuban Crafters, uses 3 self-sharpening blades to precisely cut the cigar so it is ready for a proper smoke. The way it works is the blades rotate into a circle, taking our cigar and applying consistent pressure evenly around the circumference. It cuts the cigar’s head evenly without pulling on the sides, which ensures a smooth smoke. These cutters can accommodate cigars with ring gauges up to 60. These technologically advanced cutters have a stainless steel body and blades, and fit easily in your hand during the cutting process.

The last one, a V cutter, is also known as an English cutter. It looks like guillotine cutter but it allows you to wedge cut your cap rather than taking it off completely. I like these cutters when I am smoking thicker cigars and the fact that they cut into the filler a little deeper than straight cigar cutters. You can find a variety of cigar cutters and punches to meet your cigar smoking needs by visiting this site–BnB Tobacco. I love the fact that they have a great selection of quality premium cigars at excellent prices and they make it easy for me to get what I want all in one place.

Until next time…

About Kirby Amber

Kirby Amber has written 5 posts in this blog.

Kirby is a woman full of surprises. She has fond memories of her grandfather's after dinner cigars, and is on a quest to continue his tradition. She writes freelance for BNB Tobacco.

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