Cap

A piece of wrapper leaf placed at the head, or top, of the cigar to secure the wrapper. Caps come in a variety of forms. Cuban-style caps are mounted, or flat, and have three seams. They are known as mounted heads, three-seam caps or triple caps. This method is being found in a variety of other countries now, including the United States, some factories in Nicaragua and Honduras, and in very rare instances the Dominican Republic. The more common type of head is made with a small circle of wrapper leaf, and has a somewhat round shape. Other varieties include those with pig tails or flag caps, which have a thin strip of tobacco protruding from the head, which can be anywhere from a quarter inch to an inch or more long. The cap has to be cut, pierced or removed to draw smoke through the cigar.