There is nothing like the sight and smell of a fresh cigar to excite a cigar loverâ€™s senses, is there? However, you know very well that you do not simply smoke a cigar immediately. One of the first things that you have to do is to cut the cap of the cigar. Cigar cutters are one of the most important accessories for cigar lovers. For those who are not very familiar with them, there are three general types of cigar cutters. Let us take a look at them.
Straight cigar cutters
As the name implies, cigar cutters of this type make a straight, clean cut. The most common type of straight cigar cutter is the guillotine. It could be either single blade or straight blade. Guillotines are preferred by many smokers because they are very affordable and can be carried around very conveniently.
Wedge cigar cutters
These cigar cutters are also called â€œVâ€ cutters. Again, as the name implies, this group of cigar cutters make a wedge on the cap of the cigar. This is as opposed to the straight cut that guillotine cutters make.
Hole punch cutters
Instead of cutting the cap totally off like straight cigar cutters do and instead of making a wedge on the cigar like v cutters do, hole punch cutters make a hole in the cap of the cigar. An important thing to remember when using hole punch cutters â€“ make sure that the hole is large enough. Otherwise, you might have problems with the draw.
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