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 picutres 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.