Young Puffer Fish
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Middle of Somewhere
Greetings from Chicago
Have lurked for a while and am enjoying the education. Even though I've been smoking for 17 years, there's always an endless supply of new brands & blends, so the seasoned guidance of this forum is valued.
I've been reeling due to the smoking ban in Chicago, and things appear equally bad when I'm on the road. Tobacco politics is drifting into a third rail of sorts, which makes a reversal in restrictive legislation seem bleak. I imagine my concerns are shared by many in the forum.
When I can find a place to smoke, I'm partial to Hemingways, fuller Avo's, JR's Ultimate in Maduro, and, of course, that amazing value known as the Excalibur. For one reason or another, the Padron's & Opus X I've smoked have left me less than inspired. Right now I'm looking forward to smoking some the the Tatuaje & Oliva blends. Hopefully, there'll be a new favorite....
So that's it by way of introduction. Will leave with two questions that I would value input on:
1) To those of you that have scissors & cutter (Xikar, etc), do you prefer one over the other? Have you experienced any problems with scissors?
2) Given my taste profile above, any recommendations?
Again, looking forward to participating in this pleasent forum.