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.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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