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TwoThingismTwoThingism HawaiiPosts: 121
My friend picked this up and gave me a few sticks. Do you guys think this is the real deal? He gave it as a gift so it's the thought that counts. But curiosity has gotten me and I've been wondering if it's real or not. What do you guys think?

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  • honorknight7honorknight7 Posts: 525
    I wouldn't know even if I bought them myself (to new) but there was a thread a while ago that talked about it........

    counterfeit cohiba?

    hope it helps :)

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure that Font for the 2004 was used in that year. I could have sworn it was the same font as the rest of the gold band.

    My first reaction would be that they are not authentic.

    But hopefully more knowledgeable guys will chime in.
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    Look at the cap. I could be wrong but they should have a triple cap. The square dots seem to be perfectly spaced and no irregularities. Habana, Cuba is nice and bold. The word "Cohiba" is nice and gold and the letters are also raised like they should be. Overall, the bands look great, but I'm no cigar expert especially when it comes to cuban cigars. You might want to do a little research about the 2004 ediition. I think if you turn the cigar over to the foot and look at it the filler should also be rolled. You may or may not be able to tell but, i could be wrong, i think the filler in cuban cigars are rolled and then wrapped up like all other cigars. It may be too hard to see that though. I've only been smoking for almost 2 years now ( i think?) so don't pay much attention to my post :P
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If the band was counterfeit that is one of the best jobs I have seen. Normally the white dots have an extra row or incomplete row that looks like ot was cut off. Lettering is usually goofy too. The counterfeiters could be stepping up their game though. It is the thought that counts but I personally don't want to smoke scraps off the floor that may contain foreign objects. Don't be quick to dismiss them. Some of the fakes are good cigars but you just never know. Hope they are the real deal.
  • blutattooblutattoo Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭
    The band could be real, but not necessarily the cigar. Watched Catfish's cuban cigar webinar and if I remember all cuban cohibas have triple caps no exceptions. Fake doesn't mean bad, heck I've had fake cubans that were actually damn good. All that really matters is your buddy went out of his way to hook you up.
  • Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭
    jsnake:
    If the band was counterfeit that is one of the best jobs I have seen. Normally the white dots have an extra row or incomplete row that looks like ot was cut off. Lettering is usually goofy too. The counterfeiters could be stepping up their game though. It is the thought that counts but I personally don't want to smoke scraps off the floor that may contain foreign objects. Don't be quick to dismiss them. Some of the fakes are good cigars but you just never know. Hope they are the real deal.
    Especially on the one on the right, the bottom row of white dots does look cut off to my eye. The wrappers look pretty good though, so...

    Actually if you look at the site posted above, scroll down a long ways, it looks just like the 2004 Sublimes. Is it 6.5" long?
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Sorry, but they aren't real :( Right off the bat, the font on the 2004 is wrong. Also, people don't just "pick up" a couple of Cohiba Sublimes. Without pictures, there is about a 99% chance of them being fake just because of what they are.
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  • Ken_LightKen_Light Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭
    SleevePlz:
    Sorry, but they aren't real :( Right off the bat, the font on the 2004 is wrong. Also, people don't just "pick up" a couple of Cohiba Sublimes. Without pictures, there is about a 99% chance of them being fake just because of what they are.
    Ah, good call, font is too thin, right?
    ^Troll: DO NOT FEED.
  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Ken Light:
    SleevePlz:
    Sorry, but they aren't real :( Right off the bat, the font on the 2004 is wrong. Also, people don't just "pick up" a couple of Cohiba Sublimes. Without pictures, there is about a 99% chance of them being fake just because of what they are.
    Ah, good call, font is too thin, right?
    That and the real deal is a sans-serif font. image
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  • catfishbluezzcatfishbluezz Posts: 7,001
    Tony is 100% right. There are all sorts of errors in the band as well. If you want a complete breakdown, we can do that on What Embargo, a Cuban cigar show we do on Cigar Federation. The reality is it is fake. If you want to email me pictures at [email protected] I can give you specifics.

    When it comes to cigars like this, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. As someone stated, Cohiba Sublimes just do not show up often. This is a $60-$100 cigar depending on market value, and the are extremely rare. That makes them a prime target for counterfeiters.
  • TwoThingismTwoThingism HawaiiPosts: 121
    Cool, thanks for all the information. It still looks and smells good. I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TwoThingism:
    Cool, thanks for all the information. It still looks and smells good. I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.
    My son went to the Caribean a couple years back, sent me some very similar cigars, probably fake, too good to be true, etc., but, they were very good. He asked me what I thought on smoking them, if I hadn't seen the label, I'd have said Dominican. What the heck, enjoy it!
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  • ddubridgeddubridge Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭
    catfishbluezz:
    Tony is 100% right. There are all sorts of errors in the band as well. If you want a complete breakdown, we can do that on What Embargo, a Cuban cigar show we do on this other site. The reality is it is fake. If you want to email me pictures at [email protected] I can give you specifics.

    When it comes to cigars like this, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. As someone stated, Cohiba Sublimes just do not show up often. This is a $60-$100 cigar depending on market value, and the are extremely rare. That makes them a prime target for counterfeiters.
    fixed!
  • catfishbluezzcatfishbluezz Posts: 7,001
    ddubridge:
    catfishbluezz:
    Tony is 100% right. There are all sorts of errors in the band as well. If you want a complete breakdown, we can do that on What Embargo, a Cuban cigar show we do on this other site. The reality is it is fake. If you want to email me pictures at [email protected] I can give you specifics.

    When it comes to cigars like this, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. As someone stated, Cohiba Sublimes just do not show up often. This is a $60-$100 cigar depending on market value, and the are extremely rare. That makes them a prime target for counterfeiters.
    fixed!
    hahahaha you know you rock the stickers on your ride bro!
  • ddubridgeddubridge Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭
    catfishbluezz:
    ddubridge:
    catfishbluezz:
    Tony is 100% right. There are all sorts of errors in the band as well. If you want a complete breakdown, we can do that on What Embargo, a Cuban cigar show we do on this other site. The reality is it is fake. If you want to email me pictures at [email protected] I can give you specifics.

    When it comes to cigars like this, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. As someone stated, Cohiba Sublimes just do not show up often. This is a $60-$100 cigar depending on market value, and the are extremely rare. That makes them a prime target for counterfeiters.
    fixed!
    hahahaha you know you rock the stickers on your ride bro!
    shhhh. Dont tell.
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