Collection: Blunts & Wraps
Blunts, which became popular in the 1800s, was named after the appearance of their “broad and rounded tip.” Originally manufactured in Philadelphia, the first blunt cigar was distinct from other cigars because it was rolled using only one leaf; other cigars were typically rolled with multiple leaves, and had characteristically “tapered and pointed tips.”
Over time, the term “blunt” has come to describe any cigar wrapped in a continuous wrap, whether or not it was using a whole leaf. Increasingly, blunts and blunt wraps have became popular with the “roll-your-own” crowd, spurring a host of different varieties in the industry; these included: platinum and double platinum layers, sweet and savory flavors (i.e. “Chicken and Waffle” by Royal Blunts, “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough” by Juicy), colored and transparent paper, thin and thick wrappers, and artificial versus “natural leaf” materials (e.g. “Triple Master” by Blunt Master).
It is also apparent that blunt varieties have been targeted towards specific audiences, such as ice cream lovers and individuals who like convenience and portability. For instance, the brand Kings used common images of ice cream cones and their flavors (e.g. French Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip) to advertise their line of cigarillos; similarly, Royal Blunts advertised its “Baller’s Choice” perforated cigarillos for those who wanted to spend the least amount of effort rolling their own products.
1. History of Cigar Wraps. (2017). Rolling Paper Warehouse . Retrieved May 31, 2017, from https://www.rollingpaperwarehouse.com/HISTORY-OF-CIGAR-WRAPS_ep_54.html.