I love plug tobacco in the evening when I have the time to devote to its preparation. It’s cutting them without taking off a finger that always presents the problem. That is until I ran across the Ulu knife. This implement is the ingenious invention of the Pacific Northwest tribes and is available at a very modest cost. It features a wide flat blade with a single sided cutting edge much like the old time plug cutters you see in pictures. Its handle lets you control the cut and apply enough pressure to get a nice clean slice off even the hardest brick. A slight rocking motion which is easily accomplished because of the curved blade and you will be delighted with the results and probably require far fewer stiches.