One of the most popular cigar accessories you will find amongst dedicated cigar smokers is the V-Cutter tool. This type of tool will make a wedge cut into the cap of the cigar. This gives your cigar great circulation and will reduce the bitterness experienced by smokers who use a different style of cutting tool.
This particular type of cutting tool is very similar to the guillotine cutter that is widely recommended and used by many cigar smokers. The tar and the residue will be contained on the side of the wedge cut and not close to your lips and mouth area while smoking.
This tool is a bit more complex and difficult to use. If the cut is not done properly, it can cause your cigar to be cut into jagged edges and lessen the pleasure of your smoking experience. If you are a big fan of the guillotine cutter, this is a great tool for you to use.
Mastering cutting a cigar with a V Cutter will take a lot of time, patience, and practice. If you are looking for a quick, easy cutting tool, this is probably not the right tool for you.
Once you learn to master this tool, the benefits are immeasurable, so make sure to invest the proper amount of time into learning it so that you can increase the pleasure of smoking your cigars.
Take the cap of the cigar and place it in the opening of the V-Cutter tool. You will want to make your cut just before the cap so that you leave about 4mm of the cap. This will help prevent the cigar from unraveling or tearing.
Put your fingers in one handle of the cutter and your thumb in the other on the opposite side of the cutting tool. Squeeze the cutter firmly and quickly to make the cut even. This will then create a “V” shape slit into the cap of the cigar.
While these cutters can create a satisfying and enjoyable smoking experience, keep in mind that the blades are hard to keep sharp. This means you will need to make sure you regularly sharpen them so that they cut properly.
A bad cut will result in lessening the quality of the cigar. Avoid purchasing cheap V-cutters to use on your cigars. Cheap cutters can cause a wide variety of problems. Some of the cuts created by cheap cutters can cause the cigar to not burn evenly.Cutting a Cigar with a V Cutter by David Sabot