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Can you recommend a good cigar cutter?

Q. I’m tired of cheap cutters that mangle the ends of my cigars. What do you recommend for an inexpensive cutter that will last a while? I’m thinking of the Xikar Xi2 cutters. Are these any good? I am also very open for suggestions.
Thanks,
Drew in Citrus Heights, CA

A. The XiKAR Xi2 (shown) is a smart way to go, and they’re guaranteed for life. I have a couple of them, and even when they get a little gritty they still cut cleanly. I would also suggest you pick up a good “standard shaped” double blade cutter, that’s also cheaper (but just as effective) as a “back-up” cigar cutter. The Wolf brand double-guillotine cigar cutter is great buy and is made by Wolfertz who currently make the razor-sharp blades for all the XIKAR Xi cigar cutters. Either way, you’re going to get hundreds of nice clean cuts on your Davidoff and other cigars.

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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