How to Properly Cut a Cigar
Hand-made premium cigars must obviously be cut before they are smoked. When cutting your cigars, it is important that the blade is very sharp. A dull blade will do nothing more than ruin your cigars. Your cigar should be held at eye level so you can ensure you are cutting a straight line. Many people ask if they should keep the plastic wrapper on the cigar when cutting. It really doesn't make a difference, but I have found that keeping it on eliminates the residue left on your cutter, which in time could increase its life.
Make sure when you start to cut your cigar that you do so with constant pressure in a quick manner. This will ensure that equal pressure is placed on all sides of the cigar, eliminating the risk of crushing the cigar while cutting.