Punch today revealed its plans for the March release of Knuckle Buster, a value-priced line intended for everyday, Joe six-pack smokers.

Knuckle Buster is named for a phrase coined by University of Virginia college basketball coach Tony Bennett, who described a rough and tumble physical game as a “Blue Collar Knuckle Buster.” The cigar features a new look for the Punch brand, using a brass knuckle logo design and a navy blue color layout to tie into the blue-collar feel of the cigar.

Punch is committed to staying true to what the brand has represented over the last six decades: a consistent, well-made, no-nonsense cigar at a price that’s fair and reasonable. Punch Knuckle Buster honors this commitment with a solid, enticing blend for the people who work hard to enjoy the good life.Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch

As with nearly all Punch cigars, Knuckle Buster is rolled at General Cigar’s Danlí-based HATSA factory, making use of primarily Habano-seed tobaccos of Honduras and Nicaragua. This includes a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder, and filler tobaccos of Nicaragua and Honduras. The cigars arrive in three formats: Robusto (4½” x 52), Toro (6” x 50), and Gordo (6¼” x 60), priced between $4.99 and $5.99 MSRP. The cigars will be a regular-production line, scheduled to ship to retailers on March 9th.

Knuckle Buster Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua | Honduras
  • Factory: HATSA (Honduras)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct | 25-ct
  • Vitolas: 3
  • Price: $4.99–$5.99 (MSRP)
  • Release: March 9, 2020
  • Robusto: 4½” x 52 | $4.99 | 25-ct box
  • Toro: 6” x 50 | $5.49 | 25-ct box
  • Gordo: 6¼” x 60 | $5.99 | 20-ct box
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