Most cigars are open at one end and sealed at the other. Therefore, before lighting a good cigar, it is usually necessary to cut the sealed end of the cigar, which is convenient for smoking and allows smooth convection of smoke and air. This is where cigar cutters come in handy, and you've probably seen them used in movies to cut the top of a cigar.
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to how to cut a cigar, but in general, the technique of cutting a cigar is very important. Every cigar lover knows that an irregular way of cutting cigars is likely to ruin a good cigar. In addition, the process of cutting cigars, which is full of ritual sense, also gives people a chance to think about the production of tobacco. The process presents excellent opportunities, so a cigar cutter is a must-have accessory for every cigar aficionado.
The first cigar cutters were probably knives, and as cigar smoking became more popular, the knives used to cut cigars became more and more specialized. By the 1870s, cigar aficionados began to use a drilled cigar cutter in addition to the knife.
By the 20th century, the popularity of cigarettes surpassed cigars, the king of tobacco, and there were many types of cigar cutters, ranging from simple pocket blades to heavy-duty ornate mechanical tools. If you look at vintage cigar cutters, the holes are very small, and that's because most cigars used to be very small.
However, with the popularity of machine-made cigars, cigar cutters began to fall out of favor a bit, because machine-rolled cigars were made with pre-opened mouthpieces. Of course, premium hand-rolled cigars still require cigar cutters. Here are a few cold facts about cigar cutters and cutting cigars.
1. Cigar cutters can be cleaned and polished
Of course it depends on what type of cigar cutter you use. With most non-disposable guillotine cutters, sharpening and cleaning requires the case to be disassembled first, which is not only cumbersome, but also may not sharpen the entire blade surface, and risks compromising the warranty risks of.
However, if you want to maintain your cigar cutter, it is best to clean it. You can wipe the surface with a cotton swab or a rag dampened with alcohol, so that the tobacco oil and tobacco leaf fragments will be disposed of a little. For cigar cutters with stainless steel cutters, place it in a cup of hot water, which will penetrate the tobacco and other debris.
Once soaked thoroughly, they will fall off. After soaking and cleaning, the cigar clippers should be thoroughly dried. Also, try sanding the cigar cutters, with very fine sandpaper, or even salt, just try not to damage the cutters. Polishing knives or diamond files can also be used, but be wary of carelessness as this may change the nature of the blade and reduce cutting performance.