Have you ever wondered how a cigar is made? Those of us who have been smoking cigars for years take it for granted. However, making a cigar is more than crumpling a couple of leaves together and setting them ablaze. The following illustrations show the basics of cigar structure, cutting, construction, and sizing.
A cigar should be cut just above the cap line, right before the curved end of the cigar starts to straighten out. The objective is to create an aperture that ensures a smooth opening for smoking without damaging the structure of the cigar.