At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, CAO Cigars introduced a new extension to the CAO Flathead line known as CAO Steel Horse. While the original CAO Flathead line was originally a line designed to appeal to automotive enthusiasts, the CAO Flathead Steel Horse is designed to appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts. Today General Cigar announced two new sizes of the Flathead Steel Horse bringing the total frontmarks in the line to four.

The two new sizes are introduces two sizes into the line that feature smaller ring gauges than the current two offerings. The Steel Horse Handbrake introduces a 4 1/2 x 50 short robusto size priced at $6.99 per cigar. Meanwhile the Steel Horse Roadkill introduces a 5 1/2 x 54 toro-sized offering priced at $7.00 per cigar. As with the other two sizes in the Steel Horse line, each individual cigar is packaged in an individual box shaped like a spark plug box. Both sizes are packaged in 18 count boxes.


Steel Horse will feature an different blend from the original Flathead. The cigar features a proprietary Connecticut Habano Grueso wrapper, a Brazilian Arapiraca binder, and fillers consisting of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos.  Another difference is that Steel Horse is a rounded vitola as opposed to the box-press of the original Flathead.  The Steel Horse does feature the line’s signature flat cap.

The new sizes of the Steel Horse are expected to ship next week.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Grueso (Proprietary)
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca binder
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Scandinavian Tobacco Esteli)

Vitolas Available

Handbrake: 4 1/2 x 50
Roadkill: 5 1/2 x 54
Apehanger: 5 1/2 x 58
Bullneck: 6 1/2 x 66