Cigar Tip: wet the cap before cutting

When I light a cigar with friends who are not regular cigar smokers, I often see them damaging the wrapper near the cap when using a guillotine cutter. While it may seem obvious to some of you, a very simple tip is to wet the cap a little with your lips, then carefully apply the cutter. The cap (especially true if it’s a Cuban triple cap) will come off without effort, leaving even edges without damage to the wrapper.

1 thought on “Cigar Tip: wet the cap before cutting

  1. Hey, thanks! Really. I usually cut through my cellophane, but this tip makes sense (given the organic nature of a tobacco leaf).

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