HOW TO CUT

A CIGAR

 

THE GUILLOTINE

Cigar Cutter - The "Guillotine" or "Traditional" Cut

V-Cutter

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How to Cut a Cigar

Types of Cutters

Guillotines

Bullet/Punch

V-Cutter

Scissors

V-Cutter
   

This cutter is perhaps the most popular as it allows for quick and easy snipping.  The guillotine cut creates a straight slice across the cigars cap line and should create an even draw, which should create an even burn.  The only drawback is that residue and tar from the burning tobacco will come in direct contact with the smoker's mouth.

Single Blade Cutter

A single blade cutter designed to cut off the cap. Most will cut up to 54 ring cigars.

Pros: Very affordable.
Cons: Cutting cigar in one quick, strong movement is a must.

Single Blade Cigar Cutter

Visol's VCUT-8 Cigar Cutter

Double Blade Cutter

The same concept as the guillotine, but the two blades provide a more precise and even cut. You will also need to cut with determination and force with a double-blade to ensure you don't get tears.  More advanced double-blade cutters have a spring mechanism that ensures a clean cut every time.

Pros: Cuts just about any shape cigar, including Figurado shapes like Torpedo.
Cons: To prevent unraveling, be sure not to cut below the cap.

Double Blade Cigar Cutter

Visol's Double Blade Cigar Cutter

   

Bullet/Punch

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Bullet/Punch

Cut Should be Clear and Regular for the best experience.

   

Scissors

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  Scissors  

Guillotines

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Guillotines

Tip:  Never cut just at the limit of the cap or lower
or you'll risk tearing the wrapper;
you only have to cut off enough so you can see the filler.

   

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