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Just found out my Cubans are fakes...

Im guessing i shouldnt smoke these, right? People have found horrible things inside their fakes. Also i should probably remove them from my humidor, right?

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  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    Sad face:(Also, don't smoke toenails! Send me your addy and I'll send a newsletter, calendar and some real smokes!
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,686 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bummer... yeah, some guys will smoke em, it's really a gamble though. Could be an OK cigar with swapped bands. Or, it could be scraps, hair, and other crap rolled up and be very nasty. Beetles might be a concern too, but if you can keep temps in check I wouldn't be too worried. Of course, not much reason to keep em if you don't want to try smoking it and it's a known fake.
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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    If you take them out of the humidor... Cut them open and take pics! Lets see whats it looks like!
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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    LiquidChaos66:
    If you take them out of the humidor... Cut them open and take pics! Lets see whats it looks like!
    +1
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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Check out this thread I bumped for you "Authentic Cuban v Cold Steel Ti-Lite Pic Heavy". :) Do that! :)
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jimmyv723jimmyv723 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 1,885 ✭✭✭
    If you do cut them open maybe you'll get lucky and get a Keith Hernandez Rookie Card.
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  • youngryan216youngryan216 Colorful Colorado Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭
    jimmyv723:
    If you do cut them open maybe you'll get lucky and get a Keith Hernandez Rookie Card.
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  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Wmstephen96:
    Im guessing i shouldnt smoke these, right? People have found horrible things inside their fakes. Also i should probably remove them from my humidor, right?
    Bummer dude... you sure about all of them, though? Like I said, Cohiba DID release a LE in 2014, a 5"x58 robusto with a holographic band.

    I live in Spain, so my local tobacconists stock all the Cubans and little else. Despite what you think, I'm envious of YOU guys.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cut oneopen and check it out. There have been some counterfeits that were decent cigars in their own right.
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hays:
    Bummer dude... you sure about all of them, though? Like I said, Cohiba DID release a LE in 2014, a 5"x58 robusto with a holographic band.

    A friend unknowingly bought some Cohiba fakes in Mexico that had a holographic seal on the box the fiver came in. The image on the seal showed the island of Cuba but instead of "Cuba" emblazoned across the island it said "Aqui". On the back of the box, burned into the wood where it's supposed to say "Totalmente a Mano" it said "Totalmente a nana" or "Totally by grandma".

    We opened one up expecting to find grass, horse turds, nylon cord, etc. but it all looked like tobacco so one of the guys smoked the others and said they weren't too bad. Ya just never know.... ??
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,634 ✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta:
    "Totally by grandma"
    nice. if i ever have a cigar company im gunna put this on the back of all my boxes.
  • flowbeeflowbee Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    jimmyv723:
    If you do cut them open maybe you'll get lucky and get a Keith Hernandez Rookie Card.
    I just spit my coffee on my screen Thanks JImmy!!!
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kuzi16:
    jlmarta:
    "Totally by grandma"
    nice. if i ever have a cigar company im gunna put this on the back of all my boxes.


    Yeah, the Mexicans are just yanking our chain with stuff like that. Lol. The hologram really looked impressive until you look close and realize what you're seeing.

    I didn't make that up - I've still got the box. ??
  • variant2variant2 <---- Don't Believe Him!Posts: 865 ✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta:
    SNIP
    We opened one up expecting to find grass, horse turds, nylon cord, etc.
    /SNIP
    Funny you should mention nylon cord. This guy found some a week ago in his 5Vegas stick.
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  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,634 ✭✭✭✭
    That's the cord used to hold the hands of tobacco together in the pelones. I've seen this before. Not common but it does happen.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kuzi16:
    That's the cord used to hold the hands of tobacco together in the pelones. I've seen this before. Not common but it does happen.

    Yep. It happens even to the best of 'em...

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  • Dark_RoastDark_Roast St. John IndianaPosts: 1,092 ✭✭✭
    Don't feel bad. You are not the first or last that will purchase a fake Cuban. Knowlege is power and you will find the knowlege in this forum. Just check out some of the post's regarding spotting a fake Cuban. Good Luck. For me, I have no interest in smoking one, maybe that's because I never have. You can't miss what you have never had.
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,686 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta:
    kuzi16:
    That's the cord used to hold the hands of tobacco together in the pelones. I've seen this before. Not common but it does happen.

    Yep. It happens even to the best of 'em...

    photo 27AFBC7C-CCEF-4252-8253-59105B65E368.jpg
    Is that cord or a large stem? I guess either way is not good. Better than a nail like one guy around here found in a gurkha, lol!
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gray4lines:
    jlmarta:
    kuzi16:
    That's the cord used to hold the hands of tobacco together in the pelones. I've seen this before. Not common but it does happen.

    Yep. It happens even to the best of 'em...

    photo 27AFBC7C-CCEF-4252-8253-59105B65E368.jpg
    Is that cord or a large stem? I guess either way is not good. Better than a nail like one guy around here found in a gurkha, lol!

    It's a scorched cord.... ??
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gray4lines:
    jlmarta:
    kuzi16:
    That's the cord used to hold the hands of tobacco together in the pelones. I've seen this before. Not common but it does happen.

    Yep. It happens even to the best of 'em...

    photo 27AFBC7C-CCEF-4252-8253-59105B65E368.jpg
    Is that cord or a large stem? I guess either way is not good. Better than a nail like one guy around here found in a gurkha, lol!

    It's a scorched cord.... ??
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