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Straight Cut, V Cut, or Cigar Punch?

Even the best cigar in the world can instantly be ruined if you don’t know how to cut a cigar. With the wrong type of cut you can end up with a cigar that’s hard to draw on, or the cigar may begin to unravel leaving bits of tobacco in your mouth. Additionally, the draw can be too bold or too mild which means the perfect balance of flavor is completely ruined. With just a single misstep you can end up having to throw away a premium cigar.

If you’re a beginner, then learning how to cut your cigar correctly may seem intimidating at first, especially if you’ve gone all out and purchased some premium cigars. However, with a little practice and the right type of cutter, it’s pretty easy to achieve the perfect cut and one that will further enhance your smoking experience.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to cut a cigar but which method should you choose? Straight cut, cigar punch, or V cut? This can often depend on cigar sizes. Let’s learn more.

Cigar Basics

Three Main Cigar Components While there can be an overwhelming amount of information to know about cigars, any good cigar education begins with understanding the three main components of any cigar: Filler: The blend of tobacco leaves that makes up the body of the cigar and contributes to its general taste Binder: The leaf that…
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