Three-Blade Cigar Scissors
The knock against a typical two-blade cigar scissors is that it can be difficult to handle, especially for first-time users. Someone accustomed to a double-guillotine cutter, for example, would probably position the scissors evenly on either side of the cigar and try to snip the head quickly. With scissors, the trick is to cut slowly and at an angle, but most smokers learn that the hard way--by mangling the heads of a few cigars.
This dilemma is what Colibri has unsuccessfully attempted to solve with the introduction of a three-blade scissors. While the extra blade in the middle increases the cutting surface, it also creates a small gap between the top and bottom blades. The result? An equally uneven cut, though in a different way than with a two-blade scissors. Rather than the diagonal slice of a traditional scissors, this three-blade model leaves a sort of ragged, rounded cut. Sure, a little practice will yield a truer cut, but the same could be said about traditional cigar scissors. And for $79.50 (the suggested retail price for Colibri's scissors), should practice really be required? Available in "silvertone" and "goldtone" finishes, Colibri Cigar Scissors are available at tobacconists nationwide.
Wednesday, May 12, 1999