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Cigar Knife


It is a tradition of "Torcedores or Tabaqueros "- Experts who roll cigars in factories-  to bang the Chaveta, which is a flat half semi -circle knife tool used by rollers to cut wrapper leaves, on the table when someone enters, usually a visitor, into the  rolling area to salute, greet,  and announce the presence of that person. A good cigar roller can make 120 to 150 cigars a day, and beyond that its exceptional. *photo by  maxhirshfeldpictures.com