Punch Cutter

A category of cigar cutter that creates a hole in the closed head of a cigar. Gently twisting and pressing with just the right amount of pressure removes a small amount of cap, typically in the form of a circle. This method is especially appealing to those who don’t wish to have the sensation of the cut cigar in their mouth, as it maintains much of the cap while allowing smoke to reach the smoker. Care must be taken not to press too hard, which can damage the cigar. Examples include bullet cutters, bull’s eye cutters. These cutters work best on parejos, or straight sided cigars. Creative uses have been employed on figurados, particularly on the La Flor Dominicana Chisel, where smokers have made circular cuts in the wedge-shaped head, creating an interesting way of smoking the cigar.