Cutting It Close

Spanish Chromed Cigar Cutter (LEO Design)

Interestingly, while I very much dislike smoking, I have usually really liked smokers. Maybe it's their conviviality, their "lust for life," or—how do you say it—their joie de vivre. In an ideal world, I would have many friends who are healthy, former smokers.  

I have also always liked the accoutrements of smoking—ashtrays, tobacco jars, smoking sets.  When I found this Spanish cigar cutter, I didn't have to think long before buying it.  It's handsome.  It's useful.  It's beautifully-made.  And it is a part of the mysterious culture of the (horrid) art of smoking.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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