Out of our inventory of Colibri punches, it’s probably the Quasar that deserves the most attention. It’s almost mysterious, with a pyramid pattern style that is guaranteed to stymie anyone seeing it for the first time. Honestly, who could even guess what that thing is?
The key to solving the puzzle of the Quasar is to pull the top out a bit. When you get it extended, three different gauges of punch will appear along the body of the Quasar, and all will become clear. This gives cigar lovers a few options when it comes to hole size. Some people like a tiny hole for drawing, while others like something that’s nearly the size of the entire end of the stogie. The maximum punch size is great for huge ring gauge cigars that need a correspondingly bit hole for smoke to pass through. Naturally, the tiny punch hole is best suited for small format cigars.
For those not familiar with Colibri punches – they’re an alternative to cutters. While you may be used to chopping the head end of your cigar with a blade or slicing out a portion with a v-cutter, a punch is a bit different. The blade is a circle, and you twist and press it into the head of a cigar much like a cookie-cutter going into dough. After the punch is through the wrapper leaf, you can pull it out and a small disc of wrapper leaf will fall away, revealing the bunched filler tobacco inside. Congrats – you can now draw smoke through your cigar!
Colibri punches are an incredibly stylish and effective way to prepare cigars for smoking. If you’ve never tried a punch before, this is a great place to get started.
Please browse our selection of Colibri punches at your leisure.