Cigar cutters and punches are the ultimate in man's tools when it comes to cigar smoking, allowing for a quick, accurate cut for the perfect draw.
The cigar punch cuts a clean circular hole at the end or cap of the cigar that is drawn on. This method is thought to prevent the cigar from unraveling and fewer flakes of tobacco being drawn in. The cutter, on the other hand, clips off a small part of the end to be smoked, thereby allowing more air flow while being drawn.
Both methods are used to help keep the cigar improve the cigar's flavor and prevent too much air being sucked in where then the flavor becomes bitter, and the cigar burns too hot.