The History of the Cigar Cutter

  • May 17, 2023

Tools used to cut cigars have evolved over the years, leading to quality, custom cigar cutters that get the job done in style!


cigar cutting scissorsCigar cutters’ history can be traced back to the 19th century, when cigars first began to gain popularity in Europe and the Americas. Initially, cigars were cut using a variety of tools, including knives, scissors, and even teeth. However, as the popularity of cigars grew, so did the demand for more specialized tools. 


The first cigar cutters were simple scissors or knives with a curved blade, designed to cut off the end of the cigar in a straight line. These early cutters were often made from low-quality metals and were prone to dulling quickly. 


As the cigar industry continued to expand, so did the demand for more precise and efficient cutting tools. In the early 20th century, cigar cutters began to be manufactured with more specialized blades, including V-cutters, punch cutters, and guillotine cutters. 


One of the most famous early cigar cutters was the Perfecto, which was patented in 1890 and featured a unique V-shaped blade.cigar cutting tool The Perfecto was designed to create a clean and precise cut, without damaging the delicate wrapper of the cigar. 


Over the years, cigar cutters have continued to evolve and improve, with advances in materials and manufacturing technology, allowing for more durable and precise cutting tools. 


Today, cigar cutters come in a wide variety of styles and designs, from simple handheld guillotine cutters to high-tech electric cutters that use lasers to make a clean cut. For example, this promotional cigar cutter features both straight and wedge-cut options. Imprinted scissor cigar cutters are made of high-quality stainless steel. And there is this custom leatherette cigar case with a cutter that serves as a two-in-one gift.


See more branded cigar tools here, which can all be customized with your cigar company’s colors, beverage brand’s logo, employees’ names, club’s motto, and more!

  • Category: Drinking Gifts
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