After a bit of a delay, JetLine’s new v-cutter called The Judge has begun arriving at cigar shops.

Update (March 7, 2022) — JetLine informed halfwheel that it is changing the name of this product to the JL-Judge due to a trademark infringement claim by My Father Cigars. It had previously been referred to as The Judge. We have updated the headline of the story, but as this article was published before the name change, you will see the product referred to by its original name.

The Judge is targeted at thicker ring gauge cigars, as the company says it is capable of handling up to a 70 ring gauge cigar. The Judge’s cutting mechanism is opened by squeezing the two sides together, which allows the user to position their cigar and begin the cutting process. The stainless steel blade is guided in its alignment by rails on each side to achieve the cut.

It measures 2.95 x 1.77 x .55 inches (75 x 45 x 14mm), and each end of the cutter offers a curved, textured rest for your fingers to facilitate the cutting action.

The Judge has an MSRP of $69.99 and it is available in two colors, black and rose gold or black and red.

Patrick Lagreid

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