It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out a new cigar cutter. The Colibri Quasar Cut is a double-guillotine cigar cutter with open faced blades. It retails for $59.
I used this cutter on close to 40 cigars with varying ring gauges and shapes. Every single cut was very precise and clean. Never once did it crack any cigar heads, and it seemed to easily make its way through even some of the thickest cigars I’ve smoked.
The cutter can accommodate up to a 62 ring gauge cigar which is sufficient for most cigar smokes. If you need something for those huge 70 or 80 ring gauge sticks, you may want to look elsewhere, but for my purposes, this thing is perfect.
The blades are made of 440 stainless steel and are spring loaded for opening. They must be manually closed, but they work much like many of the teardrop cutters and the like on the market currently.
The sides of the cutter are ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the hand, and the blades move almost in tandem unlike some similar designs from other companies where you will find one blade typically moves and the other just stays in place.
The design of the cutter itself is phenomenal. It appears very high end with the pyramid-like spikes all around the thing, and it looks like a much more expensive accessory.
I found the Colibri Quasar Cut to be one of the best cutters I’ve ever used. The blades have remained very sharp on every cigar I’ve cut, and it just gets the job done. The skeletonized blades put less metal through a cigar head, and they allow scraps to fall through once cut. Price point is very competitive for what you get, and I think this is one of the best values currently on the market. I highly recommend it!