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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stogie Guys Tip - the Cigar Cutter to End All Cutters

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

In addition to creating some of my favorite sticks, Cuban Crafters is also a purveyor of fine cigar accessories. Among their humidors, cases, lighters, and cutters, you can find the aptly titled Revolucion cigar scissors the on the Miami-based boutique manufacturer’s website.

Cuban Crafters Revolucion Cigar Scissor CutterNow before you dismiss this cutter as another useless cigar gadget that will drain your wallet and add little to your smoking enjoyment, consider that the Revolucion passes the three tests that every smoker should check when buying stogie accessories. First, it makes performing a very necessary, very frequent task easier.

With three self-sharpening blades, the Revolucion quickly and cleanly slices through any cigar head up to a 60 ring gauge. It’s almost impossible to tear, rip, or crush tobacco given that the stainless steel envelops each side of a cigar simultaneously and evenly. Cuban Crafters also throws in a handy little brush for removing the bits of filler tobacco that flake away.

Now, despite my praise, I’m not quite ready to throw out all my other cutting devices—especially since most of them work well and travel easily. But I often use the Revolucion at home, especially if I have company; its creative design is a real head-turner.

Second on my stogie accessories test list is price. Here the Revolucion also passes with flying colors. The pictured model only costs $20 and a black version of the same product sells for $25. Compare either price to what you have to pay for high-end double guillotine cutters that may not perform as well.

Finally, the Revolucion includes Cuban Crafters’ excellent service (easy to reach a human via phone, very customer friendly) and a lifetime guarantee. As the company says, “If it should ever break or fail to function as expected, simply return it and include a self-addressed stamped envelope. It will be replaced free of charge. You will never have to buy another one.”

For these reasons and more, the Revolucion is an easy recommendation for stogie enthusiasts who demand clean cuts and want to avoid the hazards presented by traditional cigar scissors. It can also serve as an interesting and unique gift for that smoker who has everything.

Even though Cuban Crafters debuted the technology at the RTDA back in 2006, I have yet to cross paths with another smoker who owns a Revolucion. While I’m not sure why that is, I’m certainly glad I have mine. This cutter certainly isn’t necessary for every smoker, but it works well, costs little, and looks damn cool.

-Patrick A