The Cigar Clip

Have you ever had a cigar that was so good you smoked to the nub and literally burnt your fingers? Well today the idea of “burnt digits” is over with The Cigar Clip!

I have seen many new and unique cigar accessories come out over the last few years. From notebooks to write down your cigar thoughts, new types of cutter designs, cigar holders etc… Some of these ideas are good ideas and some are either too bulky, too hard to use etc… and quickly fade into the sunset. I recently saw on Twitter a new cigar accessory called “The Cigar Clip”. Just looking at the pictures on their website really had me intriqued about the product. I followed them on twitter and was contacted by them in regards to a review and thoughts of their new product. I received it in the mail and gave it about a week’s worth of testing. Not so much testing, but more of “What can I do with this thing??”

But, before I get to the things I did with it, I’ll give you a overlook of The Cigar Clip. The clip comes in a plastic package that’s easy to display in cigar shops and doesn’t take up a whole lot of shelf space. Inside the package is the clip with a handy sheath with The Cigar Clip’s logo embossed into it. Now, that right there is a plus to me. There are companies that if you buy one of their accessories, you have to go online and register it in order to get the sheath. That usually takes two or so weeks to get, so getting the sheath right off the bat is a plus! Another plus is the clip itself is not very big in size and the clip & sheath fits easily in my pocket or travel humidor. Perfect for carrying to a herf or a B&M.

 

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Instructions

 

Inside the sheath is the clip (obviously). Looking at the clip, it reminds me of a figure eight or bowling pin shape. The larger part has a coating over the metal for ease of holding the clip. If I was to guess I would say its either a rubberized or vinyl coating on it. Then, the smaller part is where the cigar gets clipped. It doesn’t have the coating over it, which is fine by me. There is usually a bit of heat coming off a cigar “nub” so I would assume the heat could melt the coating and ruin your cigar.

 

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You can you the clip on small ring gauged cigars (I used it on a 40rg Illusione HL Maduro) up to who knows how big (I used it on a 54rg Alec Bradley Maxx Culture). The clip easily spreads wider for larger ring gauged cigars and smaller for small ring gauged cigars. Its not too easily opened where you would think it would get slack in it over time and loose hold. There is some good resistance in the metal.

 

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I have used every thing from toothpicks to corncob holders to other “nubbers”, but they all had one flaw. They all had some sort of piercing apparatus that was used to hold the cigar. Sometimes I would pierce the cigar too far and had it poking out the other side. Or the prongs would damage the delicate wrapper, hence causing construction/burn issues at the nub. Those issues are solved with The Cigar Clip. It doesn’t pierce the cigar, more or less cradles it. Also some of the commercially produced “nubbers” are typically large and somewhat bulky. That and most of the other “nubbers” did nothing else; you had to hold it.

 

The Cigar Clip was also a holder in many aspects

 

Hanging from a fence while working in the garden

Hanging from a fence while working in the garden.

 

Hamging from a tree while cutting grass

Hanging from a tree while cutting grass.

 

No Ashtray or cigar rest? Problem solved!

No Ashtray or cigar rest?
Problem solved!

 

Another way to hold your cigar.

Another way to rest your cigar.

 

Even worked on a Box Pressed cigar

Even worked on a Box Pressed cigar

 

The advantages I found were:

 

The drawbacks I found with it were:

 

 

 

So, The Cigar Clip is not just your ordinary “cigar nubber”. Its a nubber, and holder in one complete, yet small package. I highly recommend anyone who likes to smoke a cigar to the nub, or anyone needing a cigar holder in odd situations to check this out!

The Cigar Clip retails for $10 and can be purchased here. Or, ask your local B&M to carry them.

 

The Cigar Clip was provided to me, unsolicited, from The Cigar Clip company, for this review. Many thanks to them for the opportunity to review this product.



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This is a pretty great idea could of saved me some pain on a really good cigar.

If I’m enjoying a cigar and don’t want it to end I use a
toothpick and even bought a metal havanasaver.com with
a metal burning cigar at the top. I think this would be
right up my alley as on occasion I’ve poked through the
cigar and sometimes it spins around on the stick. I would
love to win one of these to try. Good Luck to all

Great accessory for the price. Compact in size which makes it easy to carry in pocket. Way better than going old school with a toothpick.

Excellent review – I think this tool is brilliant. So many versatile functions, compact, no undesirable marks or holes left on the cigar, hanging/propping options….etc. Everyone should have one if these in their Christmas stocking this year!

This sounds like a must have. I just had the problem last night of not being able to smoke as far down as I would have liked. Definitely gonna have to pick one up.

Been eying these.

Nice review, I do need this tool, am using a tooth pick, not at all ”cool”. Thanks for the contest.

Your review was right on. I found the cigar clip in my local shop. At first, I wasn’t so sure that I would like it but I was down to the last two inches of my Padron Anniversary and started using the clip. No more burnt smelly fingers and I enjoyed my Padron until there was literally nothing left. It pays for itself. Great accessory.

I am impressed and would love to have one of these. I am the girl that smokes an amazing cigar to the end and always burn my lips and fingers. People laugh but when its good, it’s good. I will definatly ask my local BM to carry this as well as my friends shop in Hollywood Fl.

Meh, I made one out of a coat hangar in 2 minutes.

Nice review! Thanks for including the extra pictures of all the different uses. I especially like the idea of using it as a rest when you don’t have an ashtray handy. If I win this, I’m going to give it to a friend. Keep up the good work.

Good review. So good that I bought one. Works well; more grip and spring to it than a bent coat hanger or toothpick! I’d love a second one for the car!

Creative review, especially with the alternate uses….This is an interesting idea for an accessory, and I can see myself needing one as well as most likely purchasing one. One thing I wish they would’ve done is made the “base” flat, ie an overall triangular shape instead of rounded, then it would’ve worked better as a “stand” and been more stable.

This is a very neat idea and a great review. I’d like to hear a long term “torture test” review after a year or two of smoking 60+ rings. Would it still hold the little guys effectively after that kind of use? I do love how its roughly the size of a cutter and lays flat enough to fit nicely in a pocket.

Great review! You have my interest peaked.

TO me theoretically to me, its not necessary. Plus the negatives sure outweigh the positives. I usually stop right at 2″+ or so below the cap anyways. Glad to see the innovators are “thinking” but I’m not sold on this one.

I think this is a pretty cool product. I have a few nubbers, and I actually don’t care to use most of them because of the wrapper cracking or pushing through the cigar to the other side. I am thinking I would like this clip a lot!

Also, I think you did a great job reviewing it…as to not just do a simple review, you put some good thought into it, and I agree totally with wishing that the clip had a flat spot so it could work more easily as a stand as well. Good idea!

I had seen this product online and was intrigued by it. I am glad you reviewed it and found it to be useful. I too have tried to use several items for nubbing tools usually with little success. Your review convinced me to get a clip for my cigar pleasure. Keep up the good work.

Very useful. From your “downsides”, maybe it would be an improvement to put a flat edge where it is currently rounded to make it easier to stand up. But as is, I could, and would, use one.

Looks like a great little product from the review. Nice simple design and best of all, it can be carried easily where ever you want.
Great review. Surprised you were able to find so much to say about such a simple little item, but you did it. I really like the added ideas and pictures for uses as a hanger/holder!
I want to win one because, who wouldn’t?! It’s a great product with so many uses! And it is so portable & storable. Great solution to those cigars that are just too good!

Puff, puff, pass…

Where can I buy one online?

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