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Why do we need caps on cigars?

It just occurred to me this afternoon to ask why do we need a cap on a long filler cigar? I recently switched back to a guillotine cutter from a punch.

I cut off the head, so the foot and head look the same on a Mark Twain. Virtually no tobacco needed to be brushed away, and I now have the biggest opening to draw from. Why a cap, aside from those who prefer a punch or V-cutter? Since I know that cigars are constructed in a certain way from foot to head, the band should be enough to let you know the difference.

Any thoughts?

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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,133 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There's a chance that it will unravel. They start rolling the wrapper on from the foot so the leading edge overlaps and needs something at the head to keep it in place. You aren't expected to cut past the shoulder. That's where you run the risk of the wrapper unraveling.
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    dominickdominick Posts: 9 ✭✭
    Makes sense, but so far I've been lucky with no unraveling...
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    Better yet..."Why do we need cigars with shaggy feet?" I know it's kind of a cuban thing. But the cigar never lights right or stays even throughout the smoke. Even if you clip some of it off.
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    KevinFittsKevinFitts Posts: 225
    dominick:
    It just occurred to me this afternoon to ask why do we need a cap on a long filler cigar? I recently switched back to a guillotine cutter from a punch. I cut off the head, so the foot and head look the same on a Mark Twain. Virtually no tobacco needed to be brushed away, and I now have the biggest opening to draw from. Why a cap, aside from those who prefer a punch or V-cutter? Since I know that cigars are constructed in a certain way from foot to head, the band should be enough to let you know the difference. Any thoughts?
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