Imagine this: you had a long, tiring day at work, but it’s finally the weekend. You can’t wait to go home and unwind by smoking the cigar you just bought and sipping from a glass of bourbon.
You use a kitchen knife to cut the end of the cigar— but you cut too deep. Your cigar is now ruined.
No one wants to ruin a cigar they paid good money for. That’s why you need two important things: a cigar cutter and a cigar lighter. While cigarettes simply require lighting the tip to smoke, cigars are more complicated. The majority of premium cigars have a closed head and require being cut before being smoked. In this article, we’ll examine the various types of cigar cutters and lighters so you can determine which ones are best suited for you.
Best Types of Cigar Cutters
There are a variety of household objects that can be used as cigar cutters, such as knives, scissors, and even your teeth. Since these objects are not designed for cutting cigars, they sometimes pierce too deeply, causing the center of the cigar to burn too hot. Luckily, Smoke Inn carries a variety of cutters that all cigar aficionados need.
One of the most popular types of cigar cutters is the guillotine cutter. It can be purchased with a single or double blade and makes a cross across the end of your cigar. While a single blade gets the job done, the double-blade guillotine cutter provides you with a cleaner cut.
Another popular choice is the V-Cut. Rather than making a simple cut, the V-Cut makes a notched hole at the end of your cigar. When used properly, this cutter is the ideal choice for any small ring gauge cigars.
The punchcutter, also known as a bullet cutter, is another excellent choice for your mixed filler cigars. It is a small cylinder that cores out the opening when you push it into the head of your cigar. With its small size and shape, add the punch cutter to your keychain for easy transportation.
How To Use Different Types of Cigar Cutters
Let’s face it: cigars are expensive. A bad cut ruins a perfectly good cigar. Therefore, it is important to know how to properly use a cigar cutter and prevent this from happening.
If you use a double-blade cutter, such as a guillotine cutter, place it just above the cap line on your cigar. Then, give it a quick snip and your cigar is ready to light t. This can also be done on a solid surface. Y Begin by placing your cutter on the surface, and then put your cigar in just above the cap line and cut off the end.
When using a V-Cut, place the cigar in the notch and give it a snip to create a notched hole at the end of your cigar. With a punch cutter, twist the body so that a sharp cylindrical tube pops out, and use it to punch a circular hole in the back of your cigar.
Best Types of Cigar Lighters
There are many things that can hypothetically light your cigars, such as a candle or a match. However, both of these add an odd flavor to your cigar. Luckily, there is a solution: cigar lighters.
There are many different kinds of cigar lighters to choose from, most of which are available at Smoke Inn. We carry the Hades Triple Torch Lighter, Triple Windproof Torch Flame Table Lighter, Visol Denali Triple Lighter, Visol Meru Dual Lighter, Alec Bradley Burner, and many more.
As you can see, we have a lot of options. You may ask yourself, “Which cigar lighter is best for me?” If you like to smoke your cigars outside, such as on a patio or boat, then the Triple Windproof Torch Flame Table Lighter or the Alec Bradley Burner is best for you. If you prefer a cheaper and smaller cigar lighter, then we recommend the Hades Triple Torch Lighter. Smoke Inn carries a wide selection of cigar lighters that would be perfect for anyone looking to get a better light on their cigar.
How To Use A Cigar Lighter
While cigarettes easily light at the tip and are instantly ready to smoke, cigars are not the same way. Rather than touch the flame to the tip, hold a cigar above and near the flame, like you roast a marshmallow. Rotate the cigar in circular motions to ensure all parts of its tip are equally heated. Once your cigar is lit, gently blow on the end to create smooth, rounded ash. It is now ready to be smoked.
If you multitask while smoking your cigar and forget to take frequent puffs, it’s possible your cigar light will go out. Many aficionados argue whether a cigar should be relit. If you decide to do it, don’t try to relight it the next day. This leads to stale, gross flavors. If you have trouble keeping your cigar lit despite taking frequent puffs, then there might be something wrong and it needs to be replaced.
Where Can I Find The Best Cigar Cutters and Lighters?
At Smoke Inn, we carry an extensive variety of premium cigars and accessories, such as lighters and cutters. After reading this article, we hope you can make an informed decision as to what accessories are best for you. Head to our accessories page to browse our selection of cigar cutters and lighters. If you still have questions, contact us for more information.