8 Reasons to Carry a Cigar Cutter Knife Instead of a Traditional Cigar Cutter

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You already know you need a cigar cutter or a cigar punch to prepare your cigars prior to smoking. What you may not have known was that there were cool - and impressively versatile - alternatives to cutters and punches.

Enter the Les Fines Lames cigar cutter knife - a cigar cutter, a pocket knife, and much more. Here are our top 8 reasons to carry one.

1. They’re made with only the finest of premium materials

Les Fines Lames, in its Original and Le Petit series of cigar knives, uses only the finest of premium materials that guarantee not only quality but also aesthetic value.

For instance, their cigar knives use high-quality 14C28N stainless steel for durability and exceptional cutting performance. This steel is renowned not only for its corrosion resistance but also for its edge-retention capabilities. You can give it a razor’s edge and keep it that way, which is perfect for getting the ideal cut before every smoke.

Les Fines Lames Le Petit series of cigar knives are also available in a wide range of beautiful configurations and handle scale materials, including but not limited to brass and micarta, but also natural materials like acacia burl, olive wood, padauk, marblewood, and kingwood.

They are every bit as beautiful as they are functional.

2. Flexibility and precision

You can exhibit some control over the depth at which you insert a cigar punch, or how much you remove from the cap using a traditional cutter or a V-cutter, but you’ll enjoy an unrivaled amount of flexibility with a cigar cutter knife.

Moreover, their blades are ground for precision performance, so you can get a clean, even cut every time - with minimal effort.

3. Expanded utility

This is probably the best reason of all to invest in a high-quality cigar cutter knife like one of those from Les Fines Lames.

A cigar cutter can prepare a cigar, as can a cigar punch. A cigar cutter knife can do that too, and so much more.

There’s a reason that a pocket knife should be in every pocket, and that “knife” is the top entry in literally every list of everyday carry essentials. It’s because you can use them for so many things.

Got a stack of envelopes you need to open? Are you enjoying some charcuterie and cheese with your favorite tobacco blends? You can use a cigar cutter knife for all of this and much more.

Versatility and utility are literally baked into the design of the Les Fines Lames cigar knives, which are perfect for cutting cigars - but perfect as all-purpose tools as well.

4. Capable of cleanly cutting even the largest cigars

Cigar punches are not limited in what you can use them for, generally, and most cigar cutters are pretty versatile. That being said, sometimes the openings of traditional cutters make it difficult to accommodate larger ring gauge cigars.

Never fear, even with the Le Petit series of cigar cutter knives. They can more or less accommodate even the largest of cigars - all the way up to 70 ring gauge.

5. Longevity

What else can we say - a Les Fines Lames cigar cutter knife will simply last longer than any other sort of cigar cutter or punch.

This is not because other punches and cutters exhibit inferior quality. Far from it. In fact, many of them are excellent. It simply has to do with the design of the cigar cutter knife.

Punches and cutters are sharpened at the factory before you buy them. This makes them effective at preparing cigars. Over time, they get dull and are basically impossible to sharpen.

You can sharpen a cutter with a small sharpening rod, or a punch using a stone, but that’s a lot of work and highly inconvenient.

Eventually, a cigar cutter knife will get dull too. But it will be far, far easier to restore its edge. A few passes over a stone or through a sharpening system and it’ll be as sharp as the day you bought it.

6. Convenience

The Les Fines Lames Le Petit series of cigar knives are designed for convenience. Closed, the tang extends just a shade past 4 inches in length. Weight depends on scale material, but they are very lightweight, too, generally around 60g or so.

They’re small, light, and convenient to carry. You’ll forget you even had one in your pocket - until you need it.

7. They’re guaranteed for life

If you’re cautious about investing in products that aren’t guaranteed by the seller, then you have nothing to worry about with Les Fines Lames. They’re so confident in their products that they cover them with a lifetime warranty. These are the sorts of things you can carry for life.

8. Cool factor

Finally, if you’re into the sort of accessories and gadgets that make you stand out from the crowd, then the Les Fines Lames cigar cutter knife is for you - even a small one from the Le Petit collection.

With their many eye-catching variations, they announce themselves in company, and given the fact that most cigar smokers still use cutters and punches, you’ll probably be the only one deftly cutting your favorite blends with a knife. Guaranteed to impress.

What to Get with Your Les Fines Lames Cigar Cutter Knife

While you don’t need to get anything else with your Les Fines Lames cigar cutter knife - just your favorite cigars, we recommend the following.

A leather case

A beautiful cigar accessory like a Les Fines Lames deserves an exquisite leather sheath to carry it and protect it. Luckily, we sell these here at Rocky’s Cigars - perfectly sized for these knives, in a variety of colors, and all made of high-quality leather

A cigar stand

Cigar Cutter Knife


Not for the knife, but for your cigar of choice. If your hands are full, you need a place to rest your cigar between puffs. A cigar stand from Les Fines Lames is the perfect accessory for that.

Contact Us If You Have Questions or Concerns

If you’d like any recommendations for cigars or you still have questions about our cigar cutter knives, cutters, or punches, feel free to get in touch with us at 888-216-5834 - we are here to help.

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