Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.
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.
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.