One of those questions that everyone wonders but for some reason - no one asks! For this walk through we will maintain focus on a flat, straight or guillotine type cut where a single cut is made that is designed to sever the 'head' or top of the cigar, removing the cap while preventing the cigar from unrolling.
Make sure that you get a high quality cigar cutter - the duller the blade the harder it will be to cut through the tobacco as well as increasing the chance of issues from tearing or ripping. Some prefer a single blade, a guillotine or even using specialty 'cigar scissors' to preciously take off the cap of their cigar.
Closely look at the head of the cigar ( this is the part of the cigar that goes into your mouth, the foot is the end that you light ). This 'head' contains a "cap" which is a round piece of tobacco that is applied to the end of the cigar to keep the wrapper held together. Some cigars contain a single, double or triple cap but irregardless of the number of caps, all should be cut in similar fashion. There should be a distinct line where this cap is placed.
Cut just before the cap, leaving 3-4 mm to avoid cutting into the wrapper.Toget the best results, try cutting in one quick, strong and deliberate movement. If youare using a bullet punch cutter, all you need to do is insert the punchon the head of the cigar to cleanly cut a small hole. If you prefer lotsof smoke, you just need to insert the punch several times at slightlydifferent places of the cap to cut a bigger hole.
Everyone is different and some will like a small cut, a large cut, punch or even a V cut but it really comes down to what YOU prefer! If you have any questions, let us at BuyDiscountCigars.com know and we will be more than happy to answer!