Using cigar scissors

Drew Estate

With the recent review of Brian’s new Xikar MTX multi-tool it seemed like a good time to put together a short demonstration on how to use cigar scissors.

Using your scissors:

    • Open scissors slightly and press against the head of your cigar

    • With downward pressure on the cigar close the scissors to begin the shearing action

    • Once a slight bit of tobacco is removed, repeat the shearing action as you move around the head.

    • Shape the head to your hearts content, just keep in mind to say on the flat and not to go beyond the shoulder.


Don’t be intimidated, give them a shot. Once you use them a few times you just may fall in love with the control you wield over the cutting and shaping of your cigar.