Artwork for the new CroMagnon Atlatl and Slobberknocker hit Twitter early Wednesday morning via Skip Martin, one of the principals in RoMa Craft Tobac. The Atlatl is a 7 x 38 Lancero that uses Broadleaf and Ecuador Habano ligero, while the Slobberknocker is a 7 1/2 x 56 double capped Parejo that uses the same Broadleaf wrapper as the CroMagnon while using the binder from the yet-to-be released CroMagnon Aquitaine line.

The term atlatl refers to a spear-throwing tool that traces its roots back some 17,000 – 21,000 years to caves in France during the Upper Paleolithic Era, according to Wikipedia. The tool added speed and range to spears used during that era, and the device is still used in hunting and sporting competitions to this day. News of the new vitolas first came out in late April, along with pictures of each.

Martin said the Atlatl will be ready this August. As mentioned in the original article, the cigars will be for the personal distribution of Martin and Michael Rosales, RoMa Craft Tobacco’s other principal.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.