There are as many opinions on what makes a good cigar cutter as there are opinions on what makes a good cigar, and it is really up to the individual to decide whose advice most closely mirrors and compliments their tastes. For those who are just beginning to smoke cigars, however, the Savoy Cutter from Ashton presents an accessory that can provide a classic straight cut, as well as one that looks good. Maybe after some time you might find that you prefer a different cut, or you may even decide that you are more of a punch person, but a straight cutter is a good place to begin.
A Savoy cutter is an affordable way to cut your cigar, and the blades stay sharp for a surprisingly long time. For the novice, a straight cut is generally easier to perform and to perform correctly, and I have always been a fan of the old-fashioned use of a table and a straight cutter. Simply open your cutter and place it on the table, then place the head of your cigar through the opening. Close the opening, and you will cut the cigar just enough that you can smoke through it, but not enough that you are losing too much of the precious tobacco or running the risk of your cigar unraveling because you cut too far up the stick.
If you’re looking for an affordable starter or mobile cutter, the Savoy Cutter from Ashton is a great choice.