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How would you compare the burn using a V-cutter vs. a punch or guillotine cutter?

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A: Actually, you will get a smoother and less tarry smoke with a wider opening at the head. I like the V-cutter for some cigars like Torpedoes, but use the double-blade 99% of the time.

One alternative would be to use the V cut, but bite down a little as the cigar smokes to open it up. This may help prevent some unwanted bitterness in the final inches.

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Jarry Owen
7 years ago

I’ve smelt the fine sweet pungent aroma of cigars, but I don’t know what kind they are! All the cigars I buy seem to all be the same, no good aroma and taste like shit, I tried an acid the other day, best so far, any clues?

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