How To Cut A Cigar With A Guillotine Cutter

In this article, we will talk about the different options available to cut your cigar, starting with the guillotine cut. Welcome to, the cigar industry, an online marketplace for premium small-batch cigars delivered right to your door. When it comes to cutting a cigar, the idea is to open up air flows, so that you can create a smooth drag, and there are many different ways to achieve this.

Some of them are straight savage while others are exquisite. From a savage standpoint, you can just straight bite that thing off. When you’re camping and in a pinch, it’ll get the job done, but it has some flaws. So biggest is that a premium cigar is made of a delicate wrapper. And at the top of that, a wrapper is a cap. And if you go past that cap, you run the risk of unraveling the cigar, which essentially is going to create an unpleasant smoking experience. When you examine a cigar closely, you’ll notice that there are these lines. These lines represent the cap. Typically there are three.

But if you’re not in the woods and don’t have to resort to savagery, there are three primary ways of cutting a cigar: the v-cut, the guillotine cut, and the punch cut. When it comes to smoking a cigar, everyone has their preference. At the end of the day, you’re just trying to create a drag.

My personal favorite is the guillotine cut, specifically the double guillotine cut. The reason the guillotine is so popular is it creates a nice drag and works on pretty much every type of cigar ensuring that even consistent smoke. The goal of cutting a cigar with a guillotine cutter is to not remove too much of the cap.

You want to be about two to three millimeters at most where you just remove the cap and no extra tobacco, risking injury to the wrapper. So you’re going to want to go and identify that cap and look for those rings. And the goal is to remove just the cap, but not damage any of the tobacco.

If you do it just right, you’ll remove just the cap and not leave any tobacco hanging. The last thing I want to leave you with is there are two different types of guillotine cutters. There’s a normal guillotine with one blade and a double guillotine with two blades.

Two blades are going to ensure that you get that accurate strength when cutting it, which makes a big difference when trying to cut. And if you don’t have a very sharp one, you run the risk of just having a terrible cut. So I highly recommend investing in a nice double guillotine cutter and enjoying a nice smoke.