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Cigar Accessories You Cannot Be Without

Nov 7, 2007
Ever see a cigar smoker chew off the end of an expensive stogie? That's because he didn't have its cutter! Cutters are just one of many cigar accessories that can enhance the experience of smoking a flavorful stogie. In this article, we'll uncover a few simple yet unexpected items that these brand of smokers should never be without.

Cigar cutters are used to remove or penetrate its cap before smoking it. There are three basic types of cuts: the straight cut, the wedge or "V" cut and the hole punch. The type of cut to make is based on personal preference and the size and/or shape of it.

The straight cut is the most common. The double blade guillotine is preferred by many aficionados because it usually makes a cleaner cut. The wedge or "V" cutter resembles the guillotine cutter, but the shape of the blade slices a wedge into its cap instead of cutting it completely off.

The hole punch is used to put a hole in its cap instead of just cutting it off. If a cutter or hole punch isn't available, a hole cut can be made in it using a pen or pencil.

If you are one to purchase expensive varieties, like a Cuban cigar, then here is an accessory you'll definitely need. Unlike a cigar box, a humidor prevents your cigars from drying out or becoming infested by insects.

For private use, small wooden or acrylic glass humidor boxes will store a few dozen. Humidors of all sizes use hygrometers to keep track of the humidity levels. The ideal humidity in one of these units is around 65-75%.

Besides the cigar accessories that one can purchase, especially a humidor, the rich aroma is part of the experience of smoking one. Still, some people find the scent overpowering. To combat the smell on your clothes, choose garments made from artificial fibres and store soiled clothing in a plastic bag with baking soda.

If you smoke indoors, use a spray deodorizer expressly formulated for tobacco smoke or invest in an air purifier. Taking vitamins can help freshen your breath and flush nicotine from your system. Chlorophyll and parsley extract will make your mouth fresher while vitamin A, vitamin C, garlic extract, spirulina, young barley or wheat grass will all help to cleanse your body of nicotine.

A quality tobacco is enjoyable on its own but its accessories can make the experience more personal. Its cases, lighters, cutters and even ashtrays can all be engraved.

In addition to those products, these brand of smokers can respect their nonsmoking comrades by keeping deodorizers handy at all times. Cigar accessories also make perfect presents for the cigar aficionado in your life, so go online for more great gift ideas.
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Mike Selvon has some great cigars articles for the smoker, where you can find out more about cigar accessories. We appreciate your feedback at our tobacco blog.
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