About a week ago a press release came across my inbox that caught my eye. I thought that it promoted a rather strange item and I debated posting the information on the site. After seeing some discussion on Twitter about the Cigar Spike and how interested some people were, I thought I would pass the information along.
Now, I have heard of people using similar items to open their cigars, most Golf Tees, but for some reason this product struck me as odd. What do you think, is it something you would consider picking up to carry around in your pocket?
Cigar Spike Press Release:
“Cigar Spike™,” a new and better way to open your premium cigar….. Don’t cut it, Spike It!
West Bloomfield, Michigan, August 1, 2009
They advertise, “Try the new “Cigar Spike™“” and it is worth a try. The “Cigar Spike™” is a small plastic (polyethylene) spike designed to create an opening in the end of premium cigars. Unlike cutting or punching the “Spike” pierces a hole in the end of cigars creating the perfect opening for a smooth draw.
The “Cigar Spike™” has several advantages over customary methods including; preventing loose tobacco from entering the user’s mouth, compact size fits easily on key chains or in wallets, never dulls like cutter blades, serves as a gauge allowing use with any size cigar and the price is lower than any other existing tool.
The “Cigar Spike™” is now available in black and the maker has plans for future spikes in a variety of colors and materials including gold…Don’t be surprised to see other “Cigar Spike™” related merchandise including shirts, gaming tokens and golf accessories.