The grip style cigar cutter is a relatively new invention and is based on the same principle as the guillotine cigar cutter. Featuring a double-blade system, the grip cutter is designed to remove a thin sliver of wrapper from the cap of the cigar creating a wide opening and an ample draw similar to a guillotine cutter.
To ensure a good cut with a grip style cigar cutter, just follow these simple instructions:
1. Begin by opening the blades of the cutter and holding the cutter as shown in the photo below.
2. With a firm grip on the cigar, line the head of the cigar up with the opening of the cutter.
3. Introduce the head of the cigar into the opening of the cutter only up to the very end of the cigar’s head and bring the blades of the cutter into contact with the wrapper leaf. With a slight twist of the hand, score the wrapper leaf where you intend to cut.
4. Without releasing pressure on the blades, apply swift, firm pressure to complete the cut.
The opening created by a proper cut with a grip cutter rivals that of any other cutter.
Once are comfortable with the feel and function of the grip style cigar cutter, you may just find, as I did, that it will become a favorite. As always, remember not to remove the entire cap of your cigar or the wrapper will unroll; score the wrapper at the head and use quick and decisive pressure for a perfect cut every time.