I may have gotten a dud but mine just rips does not cut clean i have a $2 cutter that does a better job
As the heading suggests, it is difficult to find the proper grip on this thing to make an even cut. So far, I have pinched a hole in one finger and a blood blister in my palm. Beats using the scissors on my Swiss Knife, but not by much.
Does good duty. Strongly constructed and effective.
broke on the third use
I picked this up on my last order because I liked the style of it and the simplicity of it. Thankfully, the cutting acting is very good, and it has been able to cut any sized cigar I've put through it thus far. It has that nice elegantly intimidating look about it, and while it may not be that thin to keep in a slim wallet, it is very easily pocketable. Well worth the money.
When my Xikar and Grip both died on the same day, I grabbed one of these for cheap at auction. Nice looking cutter, compact size, seems well made, and then I tried to actually cut a cigar with it. The one I received doesn?t cut, it chops and smashes. Seems the moving blade is very dull, while the fixed blade is very sharp. When you try to make a cut, the dull moving blade, instead of making a cut, just pushes the cigar against the tiny, sharp bottom blade, resulting in a smashed stick. Even if the moving blade was sharp, I think this thing would still end up smashing sticks, as the fixed blade is way too small for this cutter to work properly (compare it to the properly designed Xikar Slim, which I think this manufacturer unsuccessfully attempted to copy).
This cutter works great taking the caps off of 56 ring gauge cigars, and OK for 60's. But it won't cut 56's or bigger in half, if you'd need to. Otherwise, it works great and you don't notice it in your pocket.