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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

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When you jump into the hobby of cigar smoking, it’s a good idea to know about the different shapes and sizes out there, as well as cigar construction.  This guide will touch on all three.

Cigar Shapes and Sizes

Whether you are new to smoking of have been doing it for years, you have got to be impressed by the sheer variety of cigar shapes and sizes on the market.  To the casual observer cigars might all look the same, but they’re certainly not.

When breaking down cigar shapes, it’s easiest to split them into two simple categories: Parejos and Figurados.  Parejos are known for having more of a standard look and “straight” sides, while Figurados are seen as being irregular in shape.  Now that we have cigar shapes broken down into two categories, let’s take a closer look at each one of them to see how they differ.

Parejos

Parejos are generally divided into three basic groups, beginning with Coronas.  These have and open foot and a round head and include the following: Petit Corona (5 x 42), Robusto (5 x 50), Corona (5 ½ x 42), Corona Extra (5 ½ x 46), Long Corona (6 x 42), Toro (6 x 50), Grand Corona (6 ½ x 46), Churchill (7 x 47), Giant Corona (7 ½ x 44), and the Double Corona (7 ¾ x 49).  Yes, in case you are wondering, that Churchill you see on the list is named after the former great UK leader Sir Winston Churchill.  And why not?  The man loved his cigars!

Panatelas come next, and you can see one in the picture above.  Their claim to fame is that they are thinner than Coronas.  This group of Parejos includes the Small Panatela (5 x 33), Short Panatela (5 x 38), Slim Panatela (6 x 34), Panatela (6 x 38), and the Long Panatela (7 ½ x 38).

Rounding out the Parejos are the Lonsdales, which are thicker than Panatelas and for the most part longer than Coronas.  Your typical Lonsdale will measure 6 ½ x 42.






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0 # PicsE 2013-07-31 12:16
If there was ever an article that required more pictures, this one is it!

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