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How to Smoke a Cigar Without a Cutter

How to Smoke a Cigar Without a Cutter

Posted by Tyler Enos on 25th Nov 2019

All right, so you have a great cigar, but you don't have a cutter. Let's face it. That's happened to most of us. It's very frustrating. Finding a lighter to light your cigar is not going to be a problem. Any regular Joe may have one. So this video is going to serve you four tips and tricks, how to get your cigar cut without having a cutter in your pocket.

So we have a ton of great new videos coming your way every single Monday on Mondays with Mardo's. Click on that subscribe button because every subscription makes a difference. Thanks for the support. So I can't tell you enough how many times I've showed up with cigar in my hand, but no cutter to be found. And I've damaged cigars many different ways of trying to cut this thing, but throughout the years I have learned a couple of tips which I'm going to share with you how to get this cigar cut without a cutter around. All right, so we're going to get MacGyver on this. 

Tip One

One of my first tips is going to be look at your environment. If you're at a bar or you're at a restaurant, majority of these establishment usually have wooden matches. And if that's the case, that's what you want to do is you want to ask for wooden matches.

Simply you just take out a wooden match. Hopefully it's a long stick match. So therefore what you're going to do is you're going to take this bad boy, and this is called puncturing the cigar, which kind of mimics punching a cigar as well. So I'm going to wet the cap of the cigar a little bit just so I don't crack it. So that'll be my first tip. I just go ahead and use my tongue. Wet, the tip of my finger. And right there I'm just making little circles to get it a little bit moist. And now I'm going to take the, if you want to bring the camera a little bit closer, I'm going to show you guys how this works, approach it, and then now I wet... dry it off a little bit and now I'm going to a puncture it very delicately without cracking it.

I let off a little bit, twist it and look at that. And take it out again. Put it back in and I can tell that I'm making very good progress. And there we go. I feel it. It just went into the... So I already went about a half inch. There you are. You've got a nice little puncture. You give it a test. Pretty good draw. Very, very good draw. Now if that doesn't satisfy my cold draw, I can go ahead and put it back and reinsert it in the same exact spot and go a little bit further. Oh, even better of a draw. So therefore now I have a cigar that's ready to smoke. I punctured it. As a matter of fact, I could use the same exact match to light up the cigar and I'm rocking and rolling baby. So that's tip number one. Take your time doing this.

Tip Two

And that's tip number one. All right. So tip number two is going to be very convenient for majority of the guys that are sales reps and are on the road a lot being that you may have a paperclip in your car somewhere in your briefcase or if you work in a office environment. This is not going to be too difficult to find. And you can get a paper clip. In this case, I'm using a purple one just so you guys can get a good visual of the paper clip. If I use a stainless steel color paperclip, we may not be able to see it on the video. So there we go. And what I can do is I can use the edge of any kind of straight edge to just give it a good straight lead right there. So we're going to bring the camera again and a little bit closer.

Now a paper clip is going to be a lot easier for us to puncture this cigar because it's slimmer, it's sharper. So therefore we can do multiple punctures on the cap. And again, I'm going to wet the tip of my finger, get a little wet so it does not crack or give it any chance of that happening. Since I have a paper clip, I'm going to go ahead and give myself the ability to do multiple holes in the cigar so I can definitely get a better draw. And now I'm going to continue that. I can go all the way around the outer perimeter and then do a couple in the middle. For the sake of the video, I'm just going to do two on the outer perimeter just to show you guys that it can be very easily done. There we go. Easy as that you guys.

And then let's see how this draws as it called draw. Very, very good draw. That's tip number two. Using a paperclip is very, very effective and a cool thing about us since it's so slim, you can do multiple punctures throughout the whole entire cap of the cigar. So we'll get into step three now. 

Tip Three

All right, tip number three is going to be very convenient for you outdoors-y kind of guys. The guys that always have pocket knives. Now be very, very careful. So what we want to do is we want to make sure that it's a pretty sharp blade. This one's very, very sharp. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to peel off a little bit of the tip. Excuse me, the cap of the cigar. Now the trick here is, is to start off in little tiny layers. There's no reason for you to rush and hack like a big old chunk of the cigar.

So we're going to approach the camera, or are we going to have the camera approach us? And I'm going to show you guys how are we going to do a little tiny layers just to make sure sure that first off, maybe it's not a very sharp blade. And as you can see right there, it's kind of binding. So I'm going to let off a little bit and ha, Look at that. I just barely nicked it and a little bit of the cap already came off. Now again, take your time. Don't be such a hurry because you don't want to ruin this cigar. You will eventually get this going if you just give yourself a little patience. So let's see. There we go. Now that's a full draw that definitely took a lot longer than using a paper clip or a match. I really thought the that this was going to be the one that's going to be the most helpful having a pocket knife.

Tip Four

I'm ready to smoke. Anyway. Tip number four, coming your way right after this. Okay, so tip number four, I call it the good old Dominican trick. Now I'm not sure if that's what it's called, but when I was down in Dominican Republic, that's how I learned how to do this trick, which is using your thumbnail. Majority of cigar smokers down there, don't use a cutter, a lot of pride down here, and they use their thumbnails.

So I learned how to do this and I'm going to share this with you guys. Before I go ahead and hack the cigar with my thumbnail, what I do is first off, I dig my thumb just a little bit on the outer edge of the cap to feel if there's any softness. So therefore I can, I guess you'd call it, make your purchase point. I know we're not forcing a door or forcing a car door here and not using a set of irons or a a jumble bar. Or you know, big piece of metal.

But as you can see I'm twisting, I'm trying to find a good spot. If anything I'm making good incisions in the cap of the cigar as you can see there's some lines right there that are not perfect round. But as I'm doing that, I'm getting... see look at that you guys, it's easy to come up on its own already because I gave it some good outline of where I wanted to cut. So you can see by just digging in my nail, it's already coming apart on its own. So again, I've said it before, patience, patience, patience, in this video. Just go really slow.

My gosh, look how beautiful that looks by just using my thumbnail. I don't have very long thumbnails. This is as long as my thumbnail gets. So if you have a longer thumbnail, even better for you. So now let's check the draw on this. Now I'm lucky, this cigar has a very good draw. Very good construction, so I didn't have to do a lot. So, just to prove to you guys, am I like this up and smoke right here and show you guys how good of a draw I get out of it. I'm having fun doing this video.

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Maybe next video, I'll show you guys how to use sticks and stones, how to get fire. Just kidding. Wow, you guys using the thumbnail works very well. Very lucky. And hope this serves you guys right. Other than that, let me know in the comments down below, what kind of tips you guys use. What kind of tricks do you have to cut your cigar if you don't have a cutter. Maybe you guys have other things that I haven't touched upon, so let me know. All right, so thanks for watching this video. Follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and of course subscribe to our YouTube channel and I'll see you guys next Monday.