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Punch Cutters
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They’re compact, travel-friendly and easy to use. Punch cutters are simple, no-hassle tools for opening the cap of your cigar. While an improper slice with a guillotine or V-cutter may result in your puro unraveling or smoking poorly, a punch cut brings precision to your smoking game. Most punches feature a retractable, cylindrical blade that, when rotated, creates a circular hole in the head of your cigar. Compared with the severe, angular chopping action of other cigar tools, punch cuts make small, precise openings. There are two advantages: a smaller cut means fewer loose bits of tobacco in your mouth and more concentrated flavor delivered to your palate. …
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