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I have recently discovered an essential item we should all have in our bosuns bag granted it will set you back about $4 bucks: A standard cigar guillotine double blade cutter. Why spend a bunch of money on a professional grade line cutter when this is all you really need. Just simply wrap masking/duct tape on the section you would like to cut. Slide the cutter to the midpoint of the spot, cut (it will be nice and clean and then fuse the ends with a lighter.

Oh and you willl never have to try to cut a cigar with a kitchen knife again, as you will always have a cigar cutter on board when you fire up a stogie after a sail!

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Oh and you willl never have to try to cut a cigar with a kitchen knife again, as you will always have a cigar cutter on board when you fire up a stogie after a sail!

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Yeah, like it will work on a cigar after cutting through line a few times.
Seriously though, not a bad idea. I have a cutter that uses utility knife blades that I bought years ago. I tried to buy one recently but they got smart and only make ones that have a permanent blade. Bastards.

If you really care about your cigars though. I would keep a second cutter.
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Yeah true, and also try to get the largest ring gauge cutter possible so you can cut wider lines. They also sell double blade cutters that are like scissors so one can just simply open the cutter and place it on the desired are you wish to cut (as oppossed to having to take the standard cutter to the bitter end thread the line through the cutter and slide it up to the desired area.

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Interesting application... however, don't thiink I'm strong enough to get through 5/8" line with a cigar cutter. I'll save my guillotine for the Macanudos. The windproof lighter does do a fine job of melting rope ends though.
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Interesting application... however, don't thiink I'm strong enough to get through 5/8" line with a cigar cutter. I'll save my guillotine for the Macanudos. The windproof lighter does do a fine job of melting rope ends though.
Yeah I just used your standard BIC but a windproof would have done trick nicely. However, I only light my cigars with matches, something just doesn't feel right with the torch.

I thought the same thing however I cut through 1/2 inch no problem, so with a little elbow grease 5/8 should be do able, and maybe 1 inch will be possible!

Macanudo's eh? have you tried the 1968 yet? I hear its quite good, im a Rocky Patel Decade and La Aurora Preferido Ecuador man myself.

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