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post #1 of 13 Old 11-16-2019, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Newish guy, Making Cigar cutters.

Just starting a small business from my garage so, As an introduction ill knock out my small story. Been smoking for around 10 years, and going to turn 40 next month. Several years back, I went to Las Vegas and into my favorite lounge, Casa Fuente. Grabbed a $50 stick which they cut with a $4 guillotine cutter. Shear force cutting a leaf baffles me now as to cut a leaf or something similar, you should slice it for a clean cut. But of course it was a horrible cut. Being raised to work with my hands I felt I could make a better one. Im also kind of a knife junkie so thought to use better material than the typical china made cutters often sold. I started with a crud scissor/nipper type which turned out good. After refining the grind geometry and a few things, It began cutting great. I spent a ton of money on tooling, machines, and material. It was meant to be carried in a travel humidor, 5 sticks, lighter and the cutter which takes up minimal space. After designing this one, I really started to appreciate punches. I was once a, "I cut everything" guy until I really began making these and studying the cigar construction. You realize way to many people completely cut the cap off of a normal Parejo (Toro/Corona) which ruins the burn and wrap often. So I began making Titanium punches which are straight on the outside, beveled inside with serrations. The typical punch is straight edge and angles on the outside. This forces the cap to push outward. The angle on the inside with serrations cuts very clean.

I was asked by a few friends to make a knife style one which is turning out incredibly well. I will post more about this later as this is becoming a long introductory post.

As for the name, Eleven 71 cigar cutters, 11-71, radio code for fire.
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-16-2019, 09:41 PM
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they look very well made and interesting...guess my only concerns would be having only one cutting blade, the folding knife concept makes them hard to situate the blade so it does not cut much of the shoulders and the prices...being somewhere between a s.t. dupont and a dunhill makes them a tough buy. nice work though

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Welcome! That cutter looks neat. Very interesting. I wanted to make sure you see Puff site rules for advertising before you go any further with this. Looks like a great product.
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Welcome to PUFF.
Great looking product.
Ordinarily when members are selling there wares, I’d recommend gifting a few in exchange for honest reviews and offering a discount to forum members. This has worked very well in the past with other accessories.
I imagine with your costs, this won’t be feasible.
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i don't like ti on my knives I'm more of a g10 or micarta type but ti on a high end cutter is pretty sweet and cpm154 at that hardness should have infinite edge retention if only cutting leaf...nice product looks like a good bit of thought went into it
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Nice....

A Les Baer Custom 1911 and a Custom 11-71 Cigar Cutter. Very Nice.
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they look very well made and interesting...guess my only concerns would be having only one cutting blade, the folding knife concept makes them hard to situate the blade so it does not cut much of the shoulders and the prices...being somewhere between a s.t. dupont and a dunhill makes them a tough buy. nice work though
I agree with positioning. 2 blade gives you positioning on both sides. However, I look at using sheering force as a downside to those cuts. I make the blade to handle gap around .01" which allows for the support side of the cut on the handle a better gap than 2 blades supported by plastic that typically spread open even more. The blade has very little movement in its travel so that gap stays extremely tight.
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Welcome to PUFF.
Great looking product.
Ordinarily when members are selling there wares, I’d recommend gifting a few in exchange for honest reviews and offering a discount to forum members. This has worked very well in the past with other accessories.
I imagine with your costs, this won’t be feasible.
I would love to gift/discount for reviews but you are correct. This material is expensive. I have a few friends with cigar shops and one with a cigar line that have been using them for a few months. I actually identified some geometry issues and resolved them.
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Thank you Waboom and I will create a post in the retail/for profit section.
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