Tell me your thoughts on how you think price, if at all, should effect the Cigar of the Year award? Do you feel that value is part of what makes a cigar great? Should the award go to simply the best performing stick? If a mediocre stick is given an award simply because it’s cheap, is that fair to a stick that clearly out performs it at a higher price point? Does quality simply cost more?
This is a comparison of the major types of different ways to cut a cigar. Shown are the characteristics and differences between the new Cigar Spike, a punch cutter built in to one of my lighters I got from Buylighters.com, a traditional straight cut by a Cuban Crafters Perfect Cutter, and on a torpedo a straight vs. angled cut by a Xikar. The video is in two parts (part two will play automatically after one). Photography by BG Pictures.
Along with the videos we have a poll – tell us what your favorite cut is and comment on why!