So you’ve bought a cigar cutter and plan to remove the cap from your cigar. This is one of the first things you’ll ever need to start perfecting before you start smoking cigars. The better you are at it, the more of your cigar you’ll have left.
The best thing you can do is to remove just enough of the cap that you reach the point where the line meets the body of the cigar and no more. This’ll ensure that you get the most out of your cigar and are able to get a good smoke out of it. It can be fairly difficult to do at first, considering you may not be used to how to use your cutter. Some cutters such as straight cutters don’t give you a guard for keeping you from removing too much of the cap, and instead give you a better overall cut in exchange if you know what you’re doing.
It’s much easier to start with a V-cutter or punch cutter because these two will possess the guard that you need to keep from removing too much of your cap. All of these cutters will work efficiently but each has their trade-offs.
It’s extremely important when using a cutter to make sure that your tool isn’t dull at all. A dull cutter makes a poor cut and a poor cut can lead to fraying and an overall destruction of the cigar, which can cause you to have to remove too much of the cap.
Removing your cigar caps is something every cigar smoker has to learn to do eventually. It again can lead to a better smoke and is something that needs to be perfected over the course of time. Thankfully, it isn’t something too overly difficult to learn.