Different Types Of Cigar Cutters
A cigar cutter is a tool that is considered to be a “must have” by cigar aficionados everywhere. They are used to precisely cut a cigar tip off, allowing you to indulge in the stick of your choice. Although some cigars come already cut on each end, most come with one end capped. This cap has to be removed before the cigar can be lit and enjoyed. Most cigars of a higher quality will be capped. A cap is comprised of some small wrapper bits that are put onto the end of a cigar. A cigar is rounded at one end, and of course this is the end that is capped. Smoking the cigar can be difficult if the cut on the cap is uneven, keeping it from burning properly.
There are a few variations of cigar cutters to choose from. One is a guillotine, which is also called a straight cut, a punch cut, and a V cut, which is also called an English cutter.
A straight cut cigar cutter is a very popular choice among smokers. This type uses a straight cut that exposes both ends of the cigar. Many users like the guillotine instead of a single blade because it has a finer type of cut. Scissors are sometimes utilized when trying for a straight cut. This is probably the best option for cutting the cigar exactly as you want it. Guillotine cigar cutters are wildly popular and cheaper. These can be pocketed for easy retrieval. Most connoisseurs want this type of cut because the end is exposed. They like it because they can clean it easily and don’t get a lot of edge buildup.
Cigar punches are used to make cuts as well. Bullet, Havana and multi-punches are available. The bullet punch can hang on your key ring. You can use this punch like a circular blade and hole cut the cap. Havana punches are also portable but maybe a little safer. It offers a button to push that activates the blade. Multi-punches are great if you are going to cut various types and sizes of cigars.
Lastly presented is the V-cut. This type of cigar cutter looks like a guillotine cutter. With this though, you can wedge cut your cap instead of taking it off completely. It makes a clean cut. Many prefer v-cutters as they cut into the filler a little deeper than the straighter cutters, and they are superior with thicker cigars. It is important not to forget that a cheap cutter can make a messy cut, and then the cigar becomes quite difficult to enjoy.
If you are an aficionado, then you know that the perfect cigar needs the perfect cut in order to be enjoyed with all the flavor, aroma, perfection, quality, boldness and taste that it was meant to have the day it left the factory. This is why choosing the proper cutter is one of the greatest decisions a connoisseur can make in order to get maximum satisfaction from their favorite cigar.
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