Ok, I’m probably late to this party, but I recently saw someone use a cigar punch unlike anything I had seen before. It made a hole considerably larger that the punches I had been using. This appealed to me because my small punch seemed to concentrate tar deposits that affected the cigar’s flavor. Plus, I felt the draw was sometimes compromised when compared to a guillotine cut.
After a quick internet search, I purchased a Lotus Cyclops 11mm Cigar Punch from Lightersusa.com (I have no affiliation with them). I have been using it lately and am happy with the results. The punch keeps the cap intact while providing a large opening for good draw. At under $25, this cutter has become a useful alternative to my usual guillotine cutter. Of course a punch cutter will only work for a standard Parajo. A Figurado would still require a guillotine cut.
If you like using a cigar punch, and have not yet tried the 11mm version, I highly recommend getting the larger version. It could be more of a good thing!
Thanks for reading,