How to Clean a Cigar Pick

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"Cleaning a cigar pick is a breeze. All you need to do is dampen a soft cloth with Isopropyl Alcohol and gently rub off the discoloration."

If you consistently smoke down a cigar down to the nub with one of Maven Gem's cigar picks, you’ll eventually need to clean the natural discolorations and tobacco stains off the metal or stone point.

What You Need to Clean a Cigar Pick

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  • 90% or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Soft Cloth
  • Patience

How to Clean a Cigar Pick

This process, he assures his customers, is a breeze. All you need to do is dampen a soft cloth with Isopropyl Alcohol and gently rub off the discoloration. If soaking is required, only soak the point in alcohol. Keep the fluid off any areas of inlay or gold leaf.

cleaning a cigar pick with isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth

Get a Pros Help if Needed

A goldsmith can also re-polish a metal point to bring back that original shine. Important note: make sure you ask the smith to wipe the polish residue off the metal’s surface with Isopropyl Alcohol. Polish is toxic if heated.

Whatever you do, be gentle with one of Aaron’s creations. “The picks I make are made from natural stone or fossil; a drop or hit against a hard surface may cause damage,” said Aaron.

However, with the right care and cleaning, these picks can and will bring cigar lovers years of enjoyment.

Where to Buy a Cigar Pick

Aficionados can purchase Maven Gem’s high-end cigar accessories directly from Aaron by direct message through his Instagram profile, @mavengems, or on ViceMerchant.com.


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