The closed end of the cigar is referred to as the head. The head is covered by a cap, which a circular or pointed piece of the wrapper tobacco (depending on which style of cigar you are smoking – parejo [straight sided cigar with round head] or figurado [torpedo or other shaped cigars with a pointed head]. The cap is the part of the finished cigar that helps keep the wrapper from unraveling. You will notice a fine line, indicating where the cap is affixed to the cigar (typically referred to as the cap line) with vegetable glue. The junction of the cap line and main body of the cigar is referred to as the shoulder area of the cigar. Many novices believe that the cap line is the area in which the cigar should be cut. Unfortunately, this is not the optimal location on the head of the cigar to remove the cap of a premium cigar in preparation for lighting it.