A cigar smoker can choose a wide variety of accessories that enhance the smoking experience. A cigar smoker can choose a wide variety of accessories that enhance the smoking experience.
An aficionado who stores more than a few cigars will almost certainly need a humidor for proper storage. Humidors can be made from plastic or wood and range in price from less than one hundred to more than one thousand dollars. Most are lined with cedar and have a humidification device. In addition, small-size traveling and desktop versions exist for smaller quantities of cigars. The most important considerations when purchasing a humidor are the quality and reliability of the humidifying device and the tightness of the seal. Quality humidors can accommodate a variety of cigar sizes and range widely in appearance.
A smooth cut along the cigar cap can be made by using a quality cutter. The guillotine model evenly snips off the end and remains most popular, though other styles such as scissors, V-cutters and bullet cutters can effectively prepare a cigar for lighting. Whatever style you may choose, be sure that the blade retains a sharp edge.
While a long match can be used for lighting, butane lighters stay lit longer and do not impart an unwanted taste to the cigar. The best models can be costly, but can be refilled for long life. Regular smokers may also find themselves in need of a carrying case. In general, it is better to buy a larger carrying case than a small one. Always look for a strong, durable case.
Of course, the popularity of cigars has spawned a wide market of other accessories, including ashtrays, clothing (such as ties), and so on. Each aficionado can select from these options based on taste and desire.