Wedge cutters come in different sizes and shapes to accommodate different size cigars. The V-Cutter is the most popular model as it allows a cigar to be easily cut along its length which gives an even burn. This is the classic guillotine style cutter with curved blades which slice through the cap rather than pushing or clipping the cap off.
The "V" or wedge cutter is a specialty tool designed for use by cigar smokers who prefer to cut the cap off their cigars rather than slicing them in half with a guillotine cigar cutter. The wedge shape of the blade slices a wedge into the cap so only side-filler tobacco is cut, not the wrapper leaf, which could affect the flavor of the cigar. And unlike other specialized cutters, it can be used on cigars of varying sizes up to 56 ring gauge. There is no need to change out blades; only adjust the thickness knob to compensate for larger or smaller ring gauges.