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.
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