The Anatomy Of A Cigar (Visual)

Updated: Oct 23, 2020



There are many parts to a cigar. While it is not necessary to know them it can't hurt to have a basic knowledge. Below is the main parts of a cigar (visual parts).


Cap - A piece of wrapper leaf placed at the head, or top, of the cigar to secure the wrapper.


Shoulder - The curved or rounded area of a cigar where the cap meets the body.


Head - The closed end of the cigar; the end you smoke.


Band - A loop made of paper or foil fitted around the body of a cigar to show the brand or variety.


Barrel - The main part of the cigar.


Body - The portion of the cigar between the head and the foot.

Foot - The end of the cigar that you light. It can also be called the Tuck.

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