Choosing Best Cigar Cutter - Straight vs V-Cut
V-Cut vs Straight Cut Cigars: Are you curious about the differences between V-cut and straight cut cigars? If so, you’ve come to the right place! V-cut and straight cut cigars are two of the most popular styles of cigar cutting. Both styles have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on the smoker’s preference. So let’s dive in and discuss the differences between these two and find the best cigar cutter for your needs.
The obvious difference between V-cut and straight cut cigars is the shape of the cigar cut. A V-cut is a V-shaped notch that is cut across the head of the cigar, while a straight cut is a straight line cut into the head of the cigar.
How To Get the V Cut
A V cut cigar trimming is a type of cigar trimming method where a "V" shaped notch is made on the head of the cigar, to create an opening for smoking. The V cut provides a large surface area for the smoke to flow, as a notch trim is made from edge to edge of cigar.
The XIKAR VX2 V-Cut Cigar Cutter is a tool that is designed to make precisely this type of cut. The VX2 features an ergonomic design that allows for one-handed operation. This is achieved through the use of the Secure-Lock™ system, which requires simultaneous pressure to be applied to both side release buttons using your thumb and index finger. The cutter is equipped with a stainless steel blade that is spring-loaded for ease of use. This blade can cut up to 64 ring gauge cigars, which is considered a substantial size. The V-cut that the VX2 creates is deep, allowing for ample room to draw smoke through the cigar.
Straight Cut Cigar Trim
On the other hand, the straight cut, is more manageable by smoker kind of cut. A straight cut cigar trim provides a precise cut and ensures that the cigar cap is cut cleanly without fraying or damaging the cigar's wrapper. Straight trim provides an even draw which enhances the cigar's flavor and aroma. This allows the smoker to taste the full flavor profile of the cigar.
Straight cut cigar trimming has several benefits compared to other types of cigar cutting methods. Best straight cigar cutter provide consistent cut every time, which is important for a consistent smoking experience.
Rotary Action Cigar Cutters
Xikar Revolution Xi Rotary Action cigar cutter is a high-quality cigar cutting tool that can cut cigars up to 70 ring gauge. This cutter features a rotary action that makes cutting cigars effortless and efficient. The Xi Rotary cutter has a durable, lightweight construction and an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to use.
Round Double Guillotine Cigar Cutters
Xikar XO Round cigar cutter is another high-quality cigar cutting tool that features double guillotine blades and a spring-loaded release. This cutter has a compact, round design that makes it easy to carry in your pocket or cigar case. The double guillotine blades provide a clean and precise cut, while the spring-loaded release ensures that the blades are always in perfect alignment for a consistent cut every time.