Corona Cigar Box Opener
Turn of the century Advertising cigar box tool made in solid copper to look like a cigar.
Made for Corona Jr, The finest cigars in the world.
A multifunction tool used in cigar shops to open flat-top cigar boxes. The rounded knife blade is used to break the seal and crack open the box, the slit in the rounded blade can be used to pry out a nail and the heavy hammer portion can be used to pound the nail back into the box, resealing it.
By the turn of the century, cigar distributors and manufacturers printed their brand names on cigar box tools and passed them out to the retailers who sold their products, like business cards that wouldn’t be thrown out. Cincinnati-based Brunhoff Manufacturing Company, the largest maker of cigar lighters and cutters in 1907, believed handing out cigar box tools was a great way to establish trust with retailers. A good cigar box opener is a handy tool for today’s cigar lovers, retailers and consumers alike.