Real or copy

KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 13 in General Discussion
Hi Everyone, 

I was given these at Knights meeting tonight. One of the guys just got back from the Dominican.  He said the small one was rolled by a guy and the other came from a humidor.  Just curious what you all thought.  No matter what I’m going to be smoking and enjoying both sometime lol.  

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No pic?  I don't see them....
  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry edited with pics!
  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 291 ✭✭✭✭
    If that's a fake, they did a real good job on the band.
  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 1,575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Either way, light it.  Awesome
    I was born a fool, and just got bigger!
  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Either way, light it.  Awesome
    Thanks it was a really cool surprise!  
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The cap is a bit off for a Cohiba.
    Could have been a bad day for a roller, but not likely. 



    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
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    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I vote smoke it.
  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 4,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13
    Not even close. Fake

    I will just point of the obvious for those who may be deceived.

    No Triple cap. Immediate toss

    Look at the "C" in Cuba

    Look at the "H" in Habana

    Look at the Taino Indian Head

    Look at the flaking of the embossed gold around borders

    Notice the hologram area is not a hologram print

    Gold border touching squares

    Non crisp cut on the bottom of the band. Actually can see a dull cut with danglers.

    Measure the cigar and ring gauge as well. Looks like a Faubosto should measure
    50 x 124 (4⅞″)

    Just a few imperfections that confirm it is fake

    Real band below


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  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not genuine. 
    Fellow BOTLs, if we know it's an obvious fake dont encouragement them to "smoke it anyways".  That's the worst advice you can give them. 
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 774 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, at least it's a genuine fake. :D
    "Love is a dung heap, Betty and I am but a c.o.c.k. that climbs upon it to crow."
  • firehouseguyfirehouseguy KansasPosts: 880 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smoke YOUR cigars! They are yours enjoy them. There are tons of folks here that smoke stuff I wouldn’t touch and I’m sure I smoke stuff they wouldn’t like. Unless these yahoos are going to start supplying all of your cigars for free don’t sweat it.
    Cigars were made to be smoked, whiskey was made to be drank and women were made to be loved. The only thing I try to age is myself. 
  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for all the input!  That’s pretty good to know what to look for in the future.   Any harm or risk for smoking a knockoff?  
  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for all the input!  That’s pretty good to know what to look for in the future.   Any harm or risk for smoking a knockoff?  
    Do you like crabs? Not the seafood kind. If you do ...
    "smoke it anyways".
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for all the input!  That’s pretty good to know what to look for in the future.   Any harm or risk for smoking a knockoff?  
    On the worst end of things they have been found to contain floor sweepings (even bits of plastic debris), but most often it is just a sub-par cigar made to look like a Cohiba. It's your call really.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Give it to Mikey, he'll smoke anything.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 6,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    for the youngsters on the forum who might miss Peter's comment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLQ0LZSnJFE
  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 291 ✭✭✭✭
    Not even close. Fake

    I will just point of the obvious for those who may be deceived.

    No Triple cap. Immediate toss

    Look at the "C" in Cuba

    Look at the "H" in Habana

    Look at the Taino Indian Head

    Look at the flaking of the embossed gold around borders

    Notice the hologram area is not a hologram print

    Gold border touching squares

    Non crisp cut on the bottom of the band. Actually can see a dull cut with danglers.

    Measure the cigar and ring gauge as well. Looks like a Faubosto should measure
    50 x 124 (4⅞″)

    Just a few imperfections that confirm it is fake

    Real band below



    I guess when looking at both there is a huge difference.  You pay better attention to detail than I do.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    Thanks for all the input!  That’s pretty good to know what to look for in the future.   Any harm or risk for smoking a knockoff?  
    On the worst end of things they have been found to contain floor sweepings (even bits of plastic debris), but most often it is just a sub-par cigar made to look like a Cohiba. It's your call really.
    I once received a well-intentioned gift of 5 plastic wrapped fake Cohibas from someone vacationing in the Caribbean.  While I'm sure they were fake, they were pretty good cigars. 

    Of course, some people like the smell of roasted toe nails in the morning.

    Just kidding.  I would look it over carefully, then if it seemed OK, I'd smoke it.  
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  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks everyone for the input.  I’m only halfway freaked out now lol. Can’t be worse than a flavored short filler Tatiana. 
  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^^That is pretty funny.  I’ve decided to dissect it. After reading some comments on here and watching the cigar obsession videos with all the junk in them, I want to stay clear of it.  After looking closer I found what looks to be a cigar beetle hole?  I kept it in a ziplock away from all my others just in case. I will share the results of the dissection.  Probably get around to it tomorrow evening.

  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

                 Join me on the vHerf or try the iOS vHerf Link for iPhones -Chris
  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay here is the dissection for your viewing pleasure.

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's what you would call "short filler".
     :s 
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.

    Some k n o b blocked the word k n o b and now we can't talk about adjusting the k n o b on the radio.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Never again will I "just smoke" another fauxhiba.  Bleah!
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  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Amos_Umwhat same here!
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What did you do with all of the spiderwebs and toenails?
  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    but "smoke it anyways"
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
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