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Stogie Tips: Check Out the Revolucion Cigar Scissor Cutter

7 Jan 2009

In addition to creating some of my favorite sticks, Cuban Crafters is also a purveyor of fine cigar accessories. Among their humidors, cases, lighters, and cutters, you can find the aptly titled Revolucion cigar scissors the on the Miami-based boutique manufacturer’s website.

Cuban Crafters Revolucion Cigar Scissor CutterNow before you dismiss this cutter as another useless cigar gadget that will drain your wallet and add little to your smoking enjoyment, consider that the Revolucion passes the three tests that every smoker should check when buying stogie accessories. First, it makes performing a very necessary, very frequent task easier.

With three self-sharpening blades, the Revolucion quickly and cleanly slices through any cigar head up to a 60 ring gauge. It’s almost impossible to tear, rip, or crush tobacco given that the stainless steel envelops each side of a cigar simultaneously and evenly. Cuban Crafters also throws in a handy little brush for removing the bits of filler tobacco that flake away.

Now, despite my praise, I’m not quite ready to throw out all my other cutting devices—especially since most of them work well and travel easily. But I often use the Revolucion at home, especially if I have company; its creative design is a real head-turner.

Second on my stogie accessories test list is price. Here the Revolucion also passes with flying colors. The pictured model only costs $20 and a black version of the same product sells for $25. Compare either price to what you have to pay for high-end double guillotine cutters that may not perform as well.

Finally, the Revolucion includes Cuban Crafters’ excellent service (easy to reach a human via phone, very customer friendly) and a lifetime guarantee. As the company says, “If it should ever break or fail to function as expected, simply return it and include a self-addressed stamped envelope. It will be replaced free of charge. You will never have to buy another one.”

For these reasons and more, the Revolucion is an easy recommendation for stogie enthusiasts who demand clean cuts and want to avoid the hazards presented by traditional cigar scissors. It can also serve as an interesting and unique gift for that smoker who has everything.

Even though Cuban Crafters debuted the technology at the RTDA back in 2006, I have yet to cross paths with another smoker who owns a Revolucion. While I’m not sure why that is, I’m certainly glad I have mine. This cutter certainly isn’t necessary for every smoker, but it works well, costs little, and looks damn cool.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

Drew Estate

14 Responses to “Stogie Tips: Check Out the Revolucion Cigar Scissor Cutter”

  1. Justin L Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    I bought one of these a couple months ago. Pretty kickass product. I've gotten cleaner cuts for sure. Cuban Crafters even threw in a free stick when they shipped it out to me.

  2. Padronnie Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:14 am #

    Sort of like a triple guillotine… odd but intriguing.

  3. Gerflunkin Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    Looks cool enough to spend $20 on…

  4. CWS Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7:11 am #

    Justin L – are you satisfied with the cutter? I've bought several boxes of cigars from CC and they have offered the cutter as an add-on. I've declined since I like my Palio.

    Just wondering if it's worth getting next time I buy from CC.

  5. Justin L Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    Yeah, I'm definitely satisfied with it. I mean, like Patrick says, it works well and isn't expensive. I don't think it's a necessary appliance, but if you're anal about cuts (as I am) then go for it.

  6. CWS Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    Justin L – thanks for the info. Enjoy . . .

  7. Keith Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    Unfortunately I’m going to be one dissenting vote. I am on my second one and am still not getting a good cut. The first one was so loose it tore the tobacco. They were really good about sending me a new one but this second one only cuts marginally better. My Xikar MTX does a much better job and is a lot easier to use.

  8. Patrick A Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    Interesting. I haven't experienced anything I'd call "loose" or had any problems with tearing tobacco. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, though, Keith.

  9. Adam Cole Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    I too found this to be an intriguing novelty and found that for me it was just that. Between my swiss army cutter and my palio I feel like I'm trying to cut my cigar with hedge clippers using this thing. It is cool to have though and I like having tons of cutters.

  10. Jody C Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    I purchased one of these Revolucion Cigar Scissor Cutter and right now I'm in the process of returning it back to Cuban Crafters and exchanging it for some other cutters that they have in inventory. From day one this cutter has been a lousy cutter, leaving a ragged and pulled cut. My cigars are fine, this cutter just is not measuring up to the hype and rather than take a chance on a replacement I'm going with another style. Cuban Crafters have been very helpful in this process so I can't fault their customer service.

  11. Yellow Mellow Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    I’m surprised to see several negative comments about this excellent cutter. I’ve had great luck with mine for quite some time now. As Patrick says, it’s an easy purchase and it works well.

  12. Mike M Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 3:37 am #

    I am conflicted on this product. I have had it for about a month and haven't been completely impressed. I have gotten some good cuts, but most have torn the wrapper or left a little chunk in the center left (Where the three blades meet). However, since it is a scissor I think there is a learning curve on getting good cuts. I feel like my cuts are getting better and better the more I use it.

  13. graham Monday, April 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I've had one for about six months. No complaints, durable, works well.

  14. cisco Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    i've had one for years and have had some tearing issues but remember unlike a guillotine there's no pressure release gate, you've got manually commit to a quick clean cut and it'll serve you well.