In order to make cigar smoking a truly enjoyable experience, cigar lovers must understand the value of having essential cigar accessories. These accessories are intended for specific purposes and not just vanity. Each accessory is crafted to maximize the pleasures of cigar smoking.
1. Cigar Ashtray
An ashtray is an essential accessory for cigar smokers. Cigar ashtrays are used as a vessel for cigar ashes. When buying a cigar ashtray, look for something large enough to contain a fair amount of cigar ash. The cigar rests should match the size of the cigar being smoked. Cigar ashtrays are usually made of fireproof materials like glass, ceramic, crystal, heat-resistant plastic and metal.
2. Cigar Case
A cigar case is the perfect accessory for storing your prized cigars while traveling. A cigar case is specially designed to hold cigars in a small and convenient container while maintaining the cigar’s moisture. Most cigar cases are made from wood or leather. Some cigar cases are even made with a waterproof material to ensure maximum protection of cigars.
3. Cigar Clip
The cigar clip is a handy accessory for cigar lovers who want to avoid burnt fingertips.
4. Cigar Cutter
A cigar cutter is an important accessory for cigar smokers. A cigar cutter is intended to cut off one end of the cigar for it to be properly smoked. There are three basic types of cigar cutters: straight cutter, punch cutter, and v-cutter. A good quality cigar cutter should be razor sharp.
5. Cigar Humidor
A cigar humidor is a box or container with an optimal humidity and temperature level for storing, preserving, and aging cigars. Cigar humidor cases are typically made of wood, acrylic glass or metal. The interior veneer is usually made of Spanish cedar wood or mahogany.
6. Cigar Humidifier
A cigar humidifier is designed to effectively regulate the humidity inside a cigar humidor. The accuracy of the humidity regulation offers a better assurance of the care for the cigars inside the humidor.
7. Cigar Hygrometer
A cigar hygrometer is used to monitor the level of humidity inside the cigar humidor. The cigar hygrometer is often used together with the cigar humidifier. Proper monitoring of humidity levels ensures an optimal environment for the cigars.
8. Cigar Lighter
Butane-filled lighters are usually used for lighting cigars. Butane is a colorless and odorless flame source which is perfect for cigar lighters because of the minimal influence in the taste of the cigar. Cigar lighters can come in single, double, or triple flames. They are also available in different colors, shapes and sizes.
9. Cigar Tube
Cigar tubes are designed to hold a small number of cigars, usually one up to five, for a short time. Some cigar tubes are designed with a built-in humidifier for holding cigars for a longer time. They are usually made of stainless steel.
Investing in the right accessories can upgrade every cigar lovers’ experience. Every cigar lover must learn to appreciate the function of each accessory and its contribution to a more pleasurable and delightful cigar smoking experience.