Cigars 101

About that slash in the cigar size chart

Q. What does the slash ( / ) in the ring size mean? For example, 7″ x 40/55.
Thanks,
Dave K

A. The slash (/) indicates that the cigar is a Pyramid (or similar Figurado shape) that fans out from the head to the foot. So, “40/55” would mean that the head (where you clip it) has a ring gauge of 40, while the foot (where you light it) has a ring gauge of 55. This is a common way manufacturers describe the size of these particular shape cigars in print form.

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