And for that matter, what is an end-cap?
An End-Cap is a yarmulke-looking circular piece of leaf at the mouth-end of a traditional RoundCap shape cigar. If you buy a stogie from the local store – take a closer look at the mouth end. There is a circular piece of leaf on it. Why did they do this? If you try to twist, or mold a larger piece of wrap/leaf, etc – around the rounded end, you will get creases, sometimes a little of what I call “trash bagging”. With a circular patch on the end there is less creasing and a neater looking end.
I use end-cap cutters primarily for hemp wrappers. I used to use them on leaves, but have since changed my method. So, feel free to experiment in using them for leaves, but I really added them to the store with hemp wrappers and other wrappers in mind.
“End Cap Cutter” – I have merely re-named what would otherwise be known as a common craft circle punch, so it would be easy to know what I added them for. When I started, I was using a cheap circle punch I bought from Walmart, but those kind of children’s circle punches wear out quickly. They weren’t good enough. They become dull and make rough edges.
So, I found more adult versions made of better metals. They are made by The Punch Bunch.