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Cigar trimmer/cutter to cut rope?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Puff The Magic, Apr 18, 2011.

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  1. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    Don't have any rope unless it's already sliced and I'm lovin' it so I guess it's time for me to venture forward and get some "cat turds" jar'd away! :)

    I've got some cigar cutters "guillotine" style and am thinking this would work, otherwise there's always the trusty swiss army!

    Get a rope! ;)



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  2. MikePiper1

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    Yep! I use the cheapie cigar cutters that most tobacco stores give away. Works very well for me.

    Time to get some Brown Bogie? - mmmm powerful good!
     
  3. Puff The Magic

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    I don't smoke cigars and have a few of the cutters from previous "freebies" when I did buy some cigars (sending to the troops). Cool! Thanks for the response and the recommendation. I hear BB is some strong shiite! :groucho:

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  4. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    I have an Eskimo "Ulm" that I use for ropes and plug tobacco...great tool. Lately I've been smoking black and brown pigtail, a skinnier version of the rope.
     
  5. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    Where ya gettin' that "pig-tail" T-bear? Please don't say the cat-box........ :thankyou:

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  6. Old Ted

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    ...guillotine...schmillotine!...get a good edge on ya pocket knife, and while you're at it - cut yourself a chaw! :roflmao:
     
  7. dubhdarra

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    t-bear.... ulU??? made one of those for my pops. i think he still shaves with it...

    any rate, i'd recommend the cigar cutter route with ropes. the GH ropes are soft enough to hack up with a knife, but the SG ones are so dense you a) need something to cut them on and B) its really hard to control the cut. with a guillotine you can set very thin consistent slices. this coming from someone who smokes approx 3 inches of SG black XX twist a week. thats a lot more than it sounds like.

    also, SG ropes dull the crap out of a knife instantly, so unless you want to be forever sharpening, go guillotine.
     
  8. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I tend to use meat boning scissors, preferably clean. I have cigar cutters, but I think the scissors handle the abuse best. My Spyderco Endura gets the nod if I'm out and about...admittedly rare anymore.
     
  9. Old Ted

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    ....thick or thin?
     
  10. Puff The Magic

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    chewed? :startle:

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  11. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Dub...ULU...sorry! Here is a Wiki link.....

    I have a Brit friend from another forum who I trade with regularly. He keeps my supplied with the "pigs"....:groucho:
     
  12. Puff The Magic

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    Cool Brit Friend!

    I've used DePuy "Trauma Shears" on cutting my flake if I wanna do a bunch at once rather than taking the time and go at it with a blade and board. The shears do it fast and cut mighty skinny cubes if I want so I just mix the sizes all up and that gives me some finer stuff for the top-starter.

    Something about a sharp edge, something even mo-bettah about two sharp edges working as shears!

    Fiskars Kitchen Shears would do the same and those are fairly cheap and you may even have a pair somewhere tucked away.

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  13. dubhdarra

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    shave thin coins (about 1/16"-1/8") squish, then rub out like a flake.

    edit: if you meant the diameter of the rope, its about 1" round, occasionally a little squished in one direction or the other though.
     
  14. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Haven't tried any ropes yet, but the lot
    of you are making me want some! Any
    suggestions? Remember, I'm not a
    perique fan.

    Cigar cutter, brilliant!

    dp
     
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