Cigar Cigar is committed to making your cigar smoking experience the best it can be. Through our reviews we hope to share what we consider the best in the market for your budget. Today we will be reviewing what we consider to be the top 12 best cigar cutter for 2017, all of which can be purchased on amazon.
If you don’t have the time to read the full review check out our top 3 selections for the best cigar cutter 2017.
– Double Bladed
– Best budget cutter available
– Travel friendly
– Sharp blades
– Stainless steel for durability
Best Teardrop Cutter
Xikar Titanium Finish
– Guillotine style cutter
– Reputable brand
– Self sharpening blades
– Ergonomic design
– Lifetime warranty
Why do you need a Cigar Cutter?
A Cigar cutter is an absolute must for aficionados and newbies to the cigar world. When used correctly, your cigar smoking experience will be taken to the next level.
Here at Cigar Cigar we have ruined many a cigar in the beginning through the use of a knife. We have come a long way since delving into the world of cigar cutters. Now we take great pleasure in using the right tool for the job – a proper cigar cutter.
If you are a complete beginner we highly recommend trying a guillotine style cutter until you have cut a few cigars. The V-cutters are great yet require a little more skill to not destroy your cigar.
We hope to take the guesswork out of cigar cutters in the following review. In addition, we will explain the key things to look for when making your purchase.
Features for choosing the Best Cigar Cutter
Now that we have established the need for a cigar cutter, one must learn how to cut a cigar properly.
In terms of selecting a cutter, the style and design is going to be a matter of personal taste. After that one needs to consider the sharpness of blades, comfort and size.
Most normal cutters will be for cigars under a ring size of 60, should you wish to cut cigars larger than this you will need to find a specific cutter.
Sharpness of Blades
Quite possibly the most important factor. The sharper the blades the better. This will ensure the cigar is cut cleanly which will enhance the smoking experience.
If you ever were to receive a blunt cutter contact the company immediately. The majority of companies are happy to send a replacement as they take great pride in their products.
This is the personal part to the selection process. There is a huge variety of designs available from the teardrop, circular, square to table top designs. For those who travel a lot the smaller easily transportable designs are fantastic. While those who have a designed smoking area such as an office desk or cigar club would opt for a table cutter.
Most of the higher range cutters have beautiful detail meaning you could have many different cutters for many different occasions and styles.
We must add in here that the functionality of the cutter should be of the most importance. While the design is important the cut should be the most important aspect.
Ease of Use
With so many designs and styles to choose from comfort is another thing to consider. If you are looking for a hand held cutter the smaller travel size ones feel fantastic. If you are looking for a table top then there are many exquisite designs too.
Through research we have compiled a list of what Cigar Cigar considers to be the top 12 best cigar cutter available.
Best Cigar Cutters 2017
Xikar Titanium Finish Cigar Cutter by Xikar
- Xikar Titanium Finish Cigar Cutter by Xikar
It will come as no surprise to see Xikar making our list a few times. Xikar are a very reputable brand, known for producing high quality products. They offer a lifetime guarantee making their products even more appealing.
The Xikar titanium finish cutter is an excellent choice. Featuring self sharpening blades ensuring you make the perfect cut each time. With the ability to cut up to a 58 ring – gauge cigar we’d say this cutter is one of the best.
The teardrop shape is a great design with the cutter easily fitting into the hand. It is also available in red.
Visol VCUT30003 "Sharp" Lacquered Cigar Cutter, Chrome Plated, Black
- Keep your beer icy cool at all times with this cool stainless steel can holder from Visol
- Spring loaded mechanism opens the two ends of the cutter by gently rotating the button on top
- Black Lacquer on solid metal body
- Unique and convenient, release the dual guillotine blades by gently rotating the top button
- This is Built with premium quality
Keep your beer icy cool at all times with this cool stainless steel can holder from Visol. Spring loaded mechanism opens the two ends of the cutter by gently rotating the button on top.
The Visol VCUT cigar cutter offers a different design to the conventional cigar cutters out there. Stylish and sleek it looks really great in the hand and would also make an excellent gift.
The cutter is spring loaded, and the two sides of the cutter open by rotating the button on the top.
It is a black lacquer on a solid metal body but is available in a few different colours and styles.
This cutter can cut cigars up to a 56 ring size.
Visol is known for quality products and this design won’t disappoint.
Xi MTX Multi-Tool Chrome Silver
- Binding: Kitchen
- Brand: Xikar
- Label: Xikar
- Manufacturer: Xikar
- MPN: Xik-1818
- Package Dimensions: Height: 110; Length: 480; Weight: 25; Width: 330
- Part Number: Xik-1818
- Product Group: Health and Beauty
- Product Type Name: HOME
- Publisher: Xikar
- Studio: Xikar
- Title: Xi MTX Multi-Tool Chrome Silver
This lightweight, compact folding cigar scissors also includes a cigar poker, cigar box opener, screwdriver, and bottle opener. Cigar scissors can cut up to a 54 ring-gauge cigar. Handy for all occasions. Comes with key ring attachment for easy access. Total thickness: .2 inches. Total weight: 1.0 oz!
Taking it back to more manual tools. If you like a plain and simple cigar cutter this is for you. If you prefer to do things manually then the Xikar MTX is a great cutter.
As per the image, it folds up quite compactly yet has everything needed. Easily fitting into your pocket or attaching to a key chain. Be ware of the blades if you do store it in your pocket.
As you can see, attached is a flat head tool and a poker tool which is very useful for unplugging cigars.
In addition the cutter also boasts a screw driver and bottle opener which we don’t really rate.
Another feature of the manual cutter is the ability to cut out parts of the cigar which are burning unevenly and thus enhancing your smoking experience.
One of the better things we like about the Xikar MTX is the ability to cut the cigar in half if desired. Very useful if you don’t feel like smoking the entire cigar.
Large Table Top Quad Guillotine & V Cut Cigar Cutter
- Easy-to-use lever operation
- Provides four different holes to cut two sizes of Guillotine- and V-style cuts
- Table-top cutter with polished aluminum construction
This unique tabletop cigar cutter features a large, heavy cast aluminum build and four holes to cut cigars. There are two guillotine cutters and two v-cutters, each in a 54 gauge size and an extra large size. The detachable lever cuts the cigars with an easy downward push. A removable door on the bottom of the unit allows easy disposal of cigar clippings. A distinctive gift for the cigar lover in your life.Cutter measures 4.25" x 6" x 3.5"
Quite a statement piece whether it be located in your office of at a cigar club, at Cigar Cigar we love the table top design.
The Table Top Quad Guillotine & V Cut design has a very easy to use lever and cutting cigars with it is a pleasure. There are 4 different holes- 2 cut sizes for guillotine or 2 cut sizes for v-style.
This cutter is made of polished aluminium making it a very sturdy design with very sharp blades.
Within the cutter is a small compartment which collects the cuttings. Easily accessed by a removable door on the book, making it easy to clean.
Table cutters are a fantastic statement piece and we love this design.
Prestige Import Group Walnut Desktop Guillotine Cutter w/ Tobacco Catch Tray
- Matching Tobacco Catch Tray & Blade Assembly
- Chrome Plated Silver Hardware with Saftey Lock Mechanism
- Guillotine Style Stainless Blade
- Cuts Up to 60 Ring Gauge Cigars
- 5 1/2" W x 8" L x 4 1/2" H
This unique table top cigar cutter features a walnut wood body and push handle, combined with chrome plated hardware and a precision cutting mechanism. From a desktop or counter top to an office or lounge, this cutter fits in with virtually any décor and makes for a great conversation piece. Simply set your cigar on to the cigar bed, slide it into place underneath the blade and press down on the handle for a clean and precise cut. The cut tobacco falls into the catch tray to prevent any mess. The tabletop cigar cutter has a push button locking mechanism that keeps the blade safely in place when not in use. A remarkably stylish and practical table top cigar cutter at an amazing price. Measures: 5 1/2" W x 8" L x 4 1/2" H
Another great table cutter design. The Walnut Desktop Guillotine is a decent size, making quite the statement on your office desk or in your cigar smoking area.
This guillotine cutter has stainless steel blades and can cut up to 60 ring gauge cigars.
The design is a walnut wood body with chrome plated silver hardware. There is a matching tobacco catch tray. Also, it features a safety lock mechanism to ensure the blades remained locked in place when not in use.
The walnut desktop guillotine cutter is a must for anyone looking for a sturdy statement piece for their cigar smoking area.
ALASKA BEAR® - Cigar Cutter Stainless Steel Guillotine Double Cut Blade in Black Gift Pouch
- Brushed stainless steel, custom design by Alaska Bear brands.
- Excellent craftsmanship and solid construction.
- Self-sharpening double blades and cuts cigars clean and with precision.
- Hole diameter: 0.892 in. (22.66 mm), for all sizes up to 60 gauge.
- Comes in a cool gift bag, to keep and protect the cutters.
Alaska Bear® Enhance your Life Description: Get the most out of your cigar! Featuring double-guillotine blades and handles that properly position your hands for a smooth and clean cut of your favorite cigar.
The Alaska Bear is one of the cheaper models on the market. If you are looking for a simple yet reliable cutter the Alaska Bear is the perfect cutter.
Featuring sharp, self sharpening blades the cigar cutter presents great value for money. We know that cheap cigar cutters are often not worth it but the Alaska Bear is. At this price, try it for yourself and see. A fantastic back up cutter to keep on hand as well.
The simple design easily fits into the hand and comes with a cloth pouch to store it in.
Colibri V-Cut Cigar Cutter, Black
- Spring-Loaded release
- Ergonomic design, v-shaped cutter, stainless steel blade
- Two year warranty, gift box included
The v-shaped cut is a classic preparation for a cigar and has come back into popularity as enthusiasts explore new flavor profiles and blends -- and ways in which to enjoy them. the Colibri v-cut is contoured for beauty and to fit securely in your hand with an all black finish. The stainless steel blade is spring-loaded and is purposefully designed with acute angle, so as to penetrate deeply and provide a robust draw. The action runs smoothly ensuring a clean cut. Enjoy the v-cut on large 60+ ring gauge cigars and it's also great on a torpedo.
Colibri are another very reputable brand in the cigar industry. The Colibri V- Cut is no exception.
The ergonomic design makes it feel really great in your hand and we really like the style. It works based on a spring loaded release. With a V-Shaped cutter and a stainless steel blade.
Included with the purchase is a gift box and two year warranty. Although this design is made to last from strong materials so we think the warranty would not be needed.
It is available in a few different colours why not try it yourself in a colour to match your style.
Tonino Lamborghini Le Mans Carbon Fiber Cigar Cutter, Black
- Black Carbon Fiber with Polished Silver Accents
- Push-Button Spring Release Mechanism
- Cuts Up to 54-Ring Gauge Cigars
- Ultra-sharp Surgical Stainless Steel Blade
- Packaged in Black and Red Leather Gift Pouch with Lamborghini Embossed Logo; 2 Year Warranty
This Tonino Lamborghini Cigar Cutter is truly an outstanding cigar cutter. This can be a great gift for a cigar aficionado who enjoys his cigars and takes pride in his cigar gadgets.
Exuding class and style the Tonino Lamborghini Le Mans is a fantastic cigar cutter.
The cutter is a black carbon fiber with polished silver accents and is available is a variety of colours.
Featuring a push button spring release mechanism, you will enjoy opening this cutter. It is able to cut up to 54 ring gauge cigars and has an ultra sharp surgical stainless steel blade.
In this price range you can expect the extreme precision and style as expected by Tonino Lamborghini. The cutter come packaged in a red and black leather gift pouch featuring an embossed Lamborghini logo and a 2 year warranty.
If your budget allows we highly recommend the Tonino Lamborghini and know it will exceed your expectations.
Palio Cigar Cutter Burlwood
- Ergonomic - finger rest and contour shape
- Precision Cut - blades aren't sloppy and don't fall out with age
- Contoured Cigar Holder - no need for a communal germ pit (ash tray)
- Detent Position - won't arbitrarily open
- Large Cutter Opening - Handles up to 60 ring cigars Lifetime Warranty - Lifetime in store warranty exchange program.
Palio Cigar Cutter Burlwood
Palio Cigar Cutter Burlwood are of the most ergonomically designed cutters available.
Palio offer a variety of colours to choose from and also boast a cigar holder at one end when used on a desk.
The blades are made from hardened surgical metal and the cutter can handle cigars up to 60 ring gauge.
Another product with a lifetime warranty so you can rest assured with this purchase.
The body is plastic although it does not feel so when using it. Another great value for money cigar cutter on the market.
Colibri CUT Guillotine-Style Cigar Cutter - Black/Black
- 440 Stainless Steel Blades
- 62 Ring Gauge - Color-Coated Blades
- Ergonomic handles
- Non-Stick Lacquer on Blades- Spring-Loaded Release
- Gift box included
2 Year Warranty from Colibri
Another great cutter design by Colibri. We love the feel of this cutter in the hand – sturdy and it cuts nicely.
The Colibri Cut can cut up to 62 ring gauge and has stainless steel blades.
The blades have a non-stick lacquer meaning the cut is precise and clean each time. The mechanism is a spring loaded release and feels nice to use.
This cutter comes with a gift box as expected in this price range. Overall a great cigar cutter.
Xikar XO Cigar Cutter - Black
1 used from $ 69.99
- The XO is a cutting machine, inspired by timeless design principles. The dual stainless steel blades operate on a patent pending planetary gear system, ensuring the blades open and close in perfect harmony, providing a guided and clean cut every time. The distinct, round aluminum body of the XO is built for relentless durability and exceptional performance. Engineered to simplify the standard double guillotine style cut.
The XO is a cutting machine, inspired by timeless design principles. The dual stainless steel blades operate on a patent pending planetary gear system, ensuring the blades open and close in perfect harmony, providing a guided and clean cut every time. The distinct, round aluminum body of the XO is built for relentless durability and exceptional performance. Engineered to simplify the standard double guillotine style cut.
Another quality product made by Xikar. The XO Cigar Cutter is very different to the conventional cutter design. We love the circular shape.
The cigar cutter has stainless steel blades and operates with as a standard double guillotine.
The blades open in perfect sync and provide an exceptionally clean cut every time.
If you have the budget, consider trying this different and high quality cigar cutter.
Xikar XI3 Titanium Black Cutter
- High performance titanium nitride coating
- Extremely durable exterior
- Cuts a 54-ring gauge cigar in half
- Cuts up to a 58-ring guage cigar
Heavier in weight than traditional cutters, the all stainless Xi3 STK has been coated with a high performance coating called Titanium Nitride, which now protects and stylizes the cutter
Another high quality product from Xikar.
Xikar XI3 Titanium cutter has been designed with a durable exterior this cigar cutter can cut a 54 ring gauge cigar completely in half. The cutter can cut up to 58 ring gauge cigars.
The blades are extremely sharp and like all Xikar products offers a lifetime warranty.
It is a great weight and feels nice to hold in the hand. A perfect travel companion.
Overall a cigar cutter is a great way to ensure you have the best smoking experience. By cutting the cigar clean you can ensure your cigar will hold together well without tearing the cigar. We believe we have highlighted the 12 best cigar cutter on the market for 2017. Looking for a cigar lighter? Have a look at our in depth review of the 13 best cigar lighters of 2017.