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Whether you’re looking for the best cigar cutter for style, price, durability, or luxury…. here are the best cigar cutters in each category right now. 

When you first begin your entry into the enjoyable, close-knit community of cigar smokers and smoke that first cigar,  if you were anything like me – you  had no idea about anything related to cigars. You most likely received recommendations from the car shop owner or friends, learned about the sizes and brands, and then borrowed a cigar cutter and lighter to get it going.

But there comes a point when you want a few fine cigar accessories of your own. Like a cigar cutter. And then as you become more and more of a seasoned cigar smoker you’ll want to upgrade or add to your collection.

Instead of going through 18 different sites looking for the best cigar cutter, we’ve combed through them all to find the best cigar cutters out right now.

Categories include:

Most Stylish Cigar Cutter

Luxury Cigar Cutters

Best Cigar Punch Cutter

Best Price Cigar Cutter

Best Cigar Cutter and Lighter Combo

Most Stylish Cigar Cutters

I have a friend that I met at the local cigar shop that I go to regularly. His name is Tony From Chicago. And whenever Tony From Chicago comes in, he always has a stylish cigar cutter and lighter with him. And they are not always the same. You can also tell they are not cheap. They are nice. And it says a lot about him.

If you’re looking for a cool cigar cutter that will make the other guys look on with envy – these would be hard to beat.

They also make for nice gifts to fathers, husbands, brothers, leaders, colleagues, and business partners. Heck, they are even greats to give yourself. 

Normally $34.95 on Famous-Smoke.com, now listed as $29.99. Lowest price we could find for this good looking gold cutter. Also available in chrome & gold, and black.

Black and gold is always a nice color combination. Sophisticated, sleek and adorned with one of the biggest names in the cigar business – Rocky Patel, this is cigar cutter you can be proud of.

Often used to build decks and outdoor furniture, Redwood makes this cigar cutter mother natures gift to cigar smokers. As anyone who’s been in the cigar world for any length of time knows, Xikar is a premium cigar cutter brand.

Luxury Cigar Cutters

Made with actual 10,000 year old mammoth tusk!! I can promise you, you will never hear the words “I have that same cutter.” 

On the contrary, the only words you will ever hear will be down the lines of – “Wow.”

Each mammoth ivory cigar cutter is unique, individually numbered and enclosed in an elegant gift box with certificate of authenticity. 

The cheapest we found this unbelievable cutter is at bestcigarprices.com for $472.99. 

If your looking for a cigar cutter that has a story –  this it.

To create each unique, handmade work of art the Parisian artist begins by fashioning handles of French maple wood to fit the Xi3 body. He then spends a considerable amount of time carefully hand painting the vibrant colors that helps make this cutter stand out.

Once the base is complete, he meticulously tears pieces of actual cigar bands and arranges them in place using a pair of tweezers. By purposely varying the collage pattern, whoever purchases these unique cigar cutters can be assured there is not one cutter in the world exactly like it. 

The cutters beauty is then forever sealed with several coats of clear varnished, handles lightly sanded and polished and places in a genuine, exotic Stingray leather sheath that elegantly protects the cutter for a lifetime.

The exquisite flower pattern carved body make this luxury cigar cutter absolutely fascinating. 

Best Cigar Punch Cutter

If you’re the kind of guy that favors a good punch cutter, here are some of our favorites.

Best Price Cigar Cutters

Sure you can find cheap cigar cutters for under $5, but if they can’t cut a cheese stick or feel like a piece of plastic, what’s the point.

Here are several cool cigar cutters that look decent and are very reasonably priced.

Best Cigar Cutter and Lighter

Mike’s Cigars had the best price for the Colibri Boss Triple Torch Lighter and Cutter. Everywhere else is around $150. What we love about this combo is you don’t have to carry a cutter and a lighter. It’s all-in-one.

This is a pretty damn good looking lighter and cutter for only $18. Really don’t see how one could go wrong trying this one out. Was $26.99!

xikar cutter havana collection red

If your looking for the best place to buy cigars online, here's a breakdown of the top online cigar stores including Gotham Cigars, Famous Smoke Shop, Thompson Cigars, and more.

It’s hard to believe with over 17 million cigar smokers just in the US that there are little more than a dozen credible places to buy cigars online. Now of course there are small shops all over that sell online cigars, but just don’t come up on any broad google search. In this compilation we’ve combed through every reputable online cigar store to find which one has the best prices, best website/online experience, best selection, best accessories and best service.

Best Prices

Normally when I travel outside the US, I don’t take cigars with me. One of the added benefits of traveling abroad whether I’m traveling for business or pleasure, is the ability to purchase and smoke all the real cuban cigars that I want.

So on a trip to Australia a few years back, upon arriving in Port Douglas, I immedietely set out to buy some cuban cigars, to no avail. Second day,  I was sure to keep my eyes peeled for any place that looked suspectible to stocking cigars. Nothing. This endless pursuit went on for days, until I arrived in Sydney. At which point I happily paid a ridiculous premium for a handful of Montecristo #2’s, and a couple Rocky Patel’s in a top downtown hotel.

But when I buy cigars online, I want to pay a good price. Especially following a trip like that. Now, here’s where it can get tricky. Because I, like most people, don’t want the lowest price if it means giving up quality. There are online cigar stores where you can save a few cents or even a few dollars but when you get the cigars, they’re damp or damaged. Which is a real disappointment.

In comparing prices among reputable online cigar retailers, Famous Smokes was actually a surprise winner. I expected one of the two big powerhouses (Thompson Cigar or Cigars International) to come out on top. With that said, the fact is that when it comes to buying cigars, whether online or in a retail shop – individual cigar prices may differ from shop to shop. So Store A may have 5 cigars cheaper than Store B, but Store B may have 3 other cigars cheaper than Store A. And it’s no different with Famous Smokes. We found that overall they had the best prices. But that’s not to say they have the lowest prices on every cigar. The big takeaway here is if price is paramount, Buitrago is a great starting point.

Look past the kids drinks and filtered cigars, click the “handmade cigars” on the top right, and when you look inside you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find some really good deals on a lot of premium cigars.

Best Website / Online Experience

Online cigar stores websites tend to look outdated. I don’t know why, but the majority of them look too busy and in dire need of a site revamp. Hence the reason why Gotham Cigars was an easy decision. With updated graphics, user friendly layout, and an easy navigation menu Gotham allow you to get in, buy your choice cigars and get out without all the distractions.

We also love the informational chart they give on every cigar. Which can be useful if you’re looking to buy some cigars you’ve never tried before.

Also, check out their Specials.  There are some really good buys on some Arturo Fuente’s, Montecristo’s, Padron’s, Oliva’s and Liga Privada’s. For example, right now you can buy a box of Oliva V’s for only $92. Which is less than $10/stick. 


Gotham Cigars Oliva V's special
Gotham Cigars Oliva V's

Runner-Up- Mike’s Cigars

Mike’s Cigars is not quite as sleek as Gotham Cigars, but if you want to search for cigars by wrapper, strength, price range, ratings or country – this is where you want to go. Matter of fact, this would be a good site to pull up when you’re inside a cigar shop searching for a stogie.

Best Selection To Buy Cigars Online

Thompson Cigar is the Amazon of cigar stores. They have pretty much every brand, type, and size of cigar possible. 

Acquired in 2018 by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group for $62 million, Thompson’s has a deep inventory of cigars that is almost unmatched. Their biggest competitor is Cigar International which is owned by STG as well. Between the two, their selection is going to be hard to beat for the foreseeable future.

If you’re unable to find the cigar you want at Famous Smoke or another site, chances are they’ll have it at Thompson Cigars.

Runner-up: Cigars International

Best Accessories

Mike’s Cigars

Real cigar smokers know the value of having the appropriate accessories to enjoying a great smoke. But where do you buy a great lighter, or a nice cutter? How about a humidor? 

In selecting the Best Accessories we took three things into consideration:  selection, prices, and user-friendliness. With these factors in mind, Mike’s Cigars excelled in all three areas.

The thing I love about Mike’s Cigars is that they have some really unique high end cigar accessories. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, check out this ST Dupont Limited Edition New York Fifth Avenue Lighter. For the right buyer, it’ll set them back a mere $2,625!

ST Dupont New York Fifth Avenue expensive cigar Lighter
ST Dupont Cigar Lighter

You can find anything from lighters to ashtrays to cigar holders. And at great prices. Like this white Colibri cigar cutter and Lotus Cigar Lighter with a Punch cut, both for around $50. 

Colibri Cigar Cutter white
Colibri Cigar Cutter
Lotus cigar lighter double torch with punch
Lotus Cigar Lighter w/ Punch

For other cigar cutter options check out our “Best Cigar Cutter in Every Category” post.

But if you want something a little extra special, they have that too. Like this St Dupont Cigar lighter for $167. Or this stunning Fuente Fuente OpusX rare 20th Anniversary ashtray for $400.

St Dupont luxury cigar lighter black and silver
St. Dupont Lighter
fuente fuente opusx blue rare 20th anniversary ashtray
OpusX Rare 20th Anniversary Ashtray

Best Service

For this category, we took a little different approach than what you might expect. Instead of placing an order from each site which would leave us evaluating just one experience we analyzed reviews from various sources including social media. 

With that said, people who buy cigars online from Gotham Cigars seem to be very impressed with their service. We found a customer who wrote this review on their Facebook page:

“I ordered my cigars Thursday, by that evening I received my tracking number. My order was slated to arrive Monday, but, I received them too! I’ve never seen a company have such fast and efficient service. Will be ordering from them from now on!”

As we all know when you live a busy life, speedy service is important. And Gotham seems to have it down. Congrats to Gotham Cigars and their team for being a two time winner on our Best Place To Buy Cigars Online list.