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Beginners Guide On Cigar Cutters

16th Dec 2019

What's going on, everyone? This is Gerard with and today we have some great information on cigar cutters. As a beginner, it can be very frustrating and can even be tricky on what kind of cigar cutter you want to use and what type of cut you want to use on different types of cigars. So, today we have four different kinds of cigar cards that we're going to go through. So, before I even get started, I need you to click on that subscribe button, tell your buddies about our channel and click on that bell to be notified every single week when we come out with Mondays with Mardos

Cutter Number 1

Okay, so cutting the cigar with the right cutter and getting good, clean cut adds to the experience of your cigar smoking. And one of the biggest questions we get in a lounge is always what kind of cutter to use. So we're going to go right into cutter number one. To me, this is called the straight cut, but I like to say it's a guillotine cut. Kind of like chopping off somebody's head in the old days, guillotine cuts. Excuse me. Comes either double blade like this one right here. As you can see it has a bevel on one side of the blade and then there's the double side and there's a bevel over there as well. You guys probably can't see it on the camera, but many of you are very familiar with the guillotine cut and this come also as a single blade and a beauty about the guillotine cut is you can adjust how much you want to take off the cigar.

The thing I like about this as well is that I can change the angle of my cut and if I start to smoke this cigar and I feel that there's a nod at the cap, I can go ahead and try to chop off a little bit more,so therefore I can get better drop. Now why do you want a very nice clean cut, sharp guillotine cutter? Because it's just a drag when you cut a cigar and it splits on you or it starts to crack or it comes unraveled so you definitely want to get a very nice, sharp cutter. In this case we have the guillotine cut and I told you the features of it and as well as why it's one of my preferred cutters out there is because it's very versatile you guys. So cutter number one the guillotine, we went over it very brief, very quick look for it.

Cutter Number 2

If you're a beginner, I say start with the guillotine cutter. That's just my humble opinion. So we're going to get into a different cutter next. All right cigar number two, you guys can barely see this in my hand because actually it's a punch. And the cool thing about a punch is that you can hang this on your key chain, you can go with it anywhere you want and it doesn't take a lot of room. Now, there are some limitations to the punch. You cannot use it on a torpedo end, that's a total bummer. However, if you have a regular cap cigar or a flat cap cigar, you can definitely make an incision just like this and you don't even have to go that far and voila and you just knock off the middle of the punch, get your tobacco out. But the point is is that now you have a way to smoke the cigar.

Now, since the hole is a lot smaller than doing the actual guillotine cut, where you remove the whole entire surface of the cap, the smoke is going to be squeezing out of here and sometimes right at the tip of your tongue. Since you get a lot more smoke that's kind of focused on one little area, you get a little bit more flavor in my opinion, I just, the way that I view the punches, so a cigar punch again is the second one that we chose because of its small size, it can, you know, go in your key chain, your pocket and that's basically it. Punch is very easy to use, just take it apart, make the incision, and then voila you guys and we're going to go into the next cutter now. Okay, so cutter number three, I'm going to have to say the V-cutter is one of the most popular cigar cutters in today's cigar industry.

Cutter Number 3

The V-cutter is basically a blade that makes it cut into a shape of a V. Hence why the name of the V cut. Now I would say this is like something in between the punch and a cut. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to cut the cigar right here as an example, so you guys can see what kind of incision it makes. So if we can bring the camera a little closer to the ashtray, that would be super. So basically you just put the cigar right into its placement right there to indentation and you just make the cut. And as you can see right there, it looks like a cat eye. So you can see there are some of the cap left, but the incision is a lot bigger than making a punch. And a lot of people have a turn into a V-cut as of lately more than others.

Colibri S V-cutters, unfortunately I don't have one in my hand, does make a much more deeper incision into the cigar. So a lot of guys are saying, Hey, reason being is that I get smoke deeper within the cigar. And you know, I don't like to use the word of nerds, but I like to say cigar snobs or cigar heads prefer this, you know the V-cut. It is your preference. That's why we're making this video, so you guys can have a look at what we have out in the industry and you can make your own decision out of there. For me, I like V-cuts. I've even done torpedo as a V-cut. As a matter of fact, I'll demonstrate and I'll show you guys how I use the V-cut and a torpedo. A lot of people will think that you cannot do that to a torpedo, but you can.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to just basically place this right into the indentation, right when it rests, I just stop and then I make my cut. And voila, you guys can see it's a little tiny cut. It's pretty cool. It keeps it clean. It will not unravel on me. It's like a punch. However, I still have quite a bit of the nostalgic look of the torpedo and if this draws very well, I'm in luck. So like I said, one of the most popular types of cutters right now is the V-cut. You guys have to make your own determination if that suits you or not. So now we're going to go through the next cutter. Okay, so a cigar cutter number four, we're going to talk about this scissor cutter. As you can see, it can get very interesting what they look like.

Cutter Number 4

This one, it looks like brass knuckles. However it is a very heavy piece. It actually is very, very sharp and it works very well. Another one that I have here in my hand, this is really cool, intricate. It looks like a timepiece, very intricate looking piece. However, I'm going to say already right off the top of my head by just looking at it, it's going to be very limited because of their ring gauge that can fit in here. Whereas to this one it's pretty much wide open. So what is the advantage of having a cigar cutter or cigar scissor? It can cut the cigar in any way, shape or form that you want. You can take off a lot. You take off a little bit, you can do different angles. There are some people that do chop their cigars in half, believe it or not.

I do have clients that buy big old Churchill's and they smoke a lot of cigars throughout the day and you're starting to feel, you know, the weight of their wallet go down. So they start buying boxes to save money and at the same time they cut the cigar in half, especially when they're on a golf course cause they smoke so much. So for them, this scissor type is the perfect kind of cutter. It disadvantage of this right here, right off the bat, as you guys can tell, it weighs a lot and it takes up a lot of room. So this putting this in my pocket is probably not going to be something that I want to do. So if I'm at my desk or my lounge, a scissor type will be pretty, pretty cool. Other than that, one of the things I want to make sure is that it's very, very sharp.

Come Join Us

So that is all that we have for you guys today. Four different cutters. We've talked about guillotine cutter, the punch, the V-cut and the scissor type. I'm sure there are many other crazy stuff out there, but one of the brands that we back here at Mardo cigar is Xikar. The reason why we liked Xikar cutters is because they have very nice sharp blades, their lifetime warranty, and they stand behind their product. Other than that, let me know in the comments, what is your favorite type of cutter? And if you're a beginner, let us know if you have any questions, if you're a veteran or if you're aficionado, let us know what is your type of cutter that you like to use on your cigars? Thank you for watching this episode of Mondays with Mardos. Remember, you guys follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Other than that, I'll see you next Monday.