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Clipping a wafer cigar

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Q. Lately I’ve gotten into smoking the Java Claro Wafe and Acid Wafe cigars because I like the shape. The only problem I seem to have with them is when it comes to clipping. I’ve been using a double blade cutter, but because of the flatness of the cigar, sometimes it’s hard to get it in just the right position to get the right cut. Any suggestions?
– Robert in Pennsylvania
A. I would suggest using a V-cutter instead of a guillotine or double-blade. It will give you a nice clean cut, and open up just enough of the head to give you a good draw. Morevoer, the head will naturally open up a little more after a while just from holding the cigar in your mouth.

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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, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. 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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