Aeolus Cigar Spear

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Aeolus Cigar Spear

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A few weeks ago I received an email from our good friend Mark Neff over at Cigarmony. Mark asked if I would be interesting in taking a look at a new product he was carrying and potentially reviewing it. I was more than happy to check it out and a few days later I had my hands on an Aeolus Cigar Spear.

The Aeolus Cigar Spear is a hand made cigar accessory that works just as the name implies. It is used to spear your cigar in the event that you have a plugged stick. The spear works like many other draw pokers on the market with one key difference. Instead of using a straight piece of wire to ream out the filler, the Aeolus Cigar Spear has a sort-of serrated section near the tip. It looks much like a ring-shank nail and helps cut away the tobacco instead of simply pushing it aside as it travels down the filler.

By pushing the cigar spear in and out of the cigar the serrated edge works kind of like a file and cuts away a bit of tobacco. After a few strokes, you remove the tool to clear out the serrations and go back to work, if need-be. In practically every instance in which I used my cigar spear, my plugged cigar went from terrible to tolerable. While this tool does do a great deal to loosen up the draw, it does not make a cigar smoke like it was made properly to begin with.

The problem I have with all tools of this kind is that they create a tunnel down the length of the cigar. This creates a draw that is airy and less dense than it should be. The tunnel also seems to insulate the heat from the burning foot and carry it to your mouth, which often leads to a hot-spot on the tongue.

While the Aeolus Cigar Spear is the best draw correction tool I have used to date, it carries with it a hefty price. All four finishes carry a price of $89.95 each. I can understand the pricing as the tools are hand crafted, but even so, I still got sticker shock when I laid eyes on them.

If you are interested in purchasing an Aeolus Cigar Spear, or would like more information,
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12 thoughts on “Aeolus Cigar Spear

  1. If it does basically the same job as the sub-$20 “Draw Poker” I got several years ago from one online retailer, than why would I want to spend that much more for something that looks like it belongs in an adult gift shop? I have used my Draw Poker about a dozen times since I got it and it works mostly very well, although your points about creating a tunnel down the middle do apply…it’s not the best situation, but sometimes it’s the only way you’re going to get to smoke that stogie.

  2. heh you said “insert the tool”

    heh you said “how much of it you insert”

    damn, I could go on and on – You should have done a joint review with Jerry just for the color commentary LOL

    I use a shish kabob rod for my draw poker. It has indents on it and works fine.

    I could see paying the money for this if it is something you want to have on display with a nice humidor or such.

    Seems like it would last a lifetime also. I just wish it had a guide tray with it like some other plastic ones i have seen so it would help guide that spear a little straighter through the cigar.


    P.S. Keep this away from your wives or girlfriends or you may be left to cold showers HAHAHAHAHHAHA

  3. Walt,

    I’ve been using one of these for years. I had no idea that it came apart and could be used for cigars, also. What an amazing, multi-functional tool!

  4. Obviously this is a well made and beautiful tool, but not something I’d drop the better part of a c-note on myself.

    One alternate use I can see for this is when you have a cigar that’s really good, and getting to that finger burning point, you could stick the point in the side of the cigar to get the last yummy bits of smoke. Granted, not the classiest looking maneuver, but sometimes a cigar is THAT good.

  5. I have the Henry’s draw tool, and it’s OK. Definitely better then a few I’ve seen at local shops. But your assessment of it was dead on. Besides, I HATE having to put so much effort into getting a good draw. A lot of times I just pitch it or swap it out (if I bought it from Ed).

    This sounds like it would be a nice tool to have, but the price will keep it out of my collection of cigar swag. Thanks for the article and video though, it seems pretty cool.

    1. Looking at it I’d go with one of the others with serration. Those look to smooth to get the job done. The only way to deal with a plug is to have a tool rip it open.

  6. I can see Areolas AND get a lapdance for less than $90. Im with Mike, I use a BBQ skewer. Has yet to fail me….

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