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Brothers of the Sabre

“I have long been fascinated by the Napoleon’s attempt to conquer Europe, right from my very early years at prep school at the age of 8. When I discovered that the Napoleon’s Grand Armée was largely responsible for spreading cigar smoking across the continent, I set forth to honour those generals on all sides that were famous for their love of glory and tobacco."

Jeremy Casdagli

“All of these Napoleonic Generals wore their sabres into battle, so I believe this an appropriately dynamic name for these warriors we seek to honour. I needed to find generals that had an interesting anecdote about their relationship with tobacco. I am pleased that I eventually managed to find anecdotes honouring the counterparts who fought for France, Prussia, Austria, Russia and Great Britain. Some of them actually dying with tobacco in their hand,” says Jeremy.

The blends are chosen in some way that would characterize the general these were crafted for. Moreover for the two lines released each year one would be for France the other for the coalition. For 2023’s first release the “Brave” line for France’s Michel Ney would be subtle and smooth
whilst the “Forrader” line for Prussia’s Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher has a deceptive strength.

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Forrader Piramide
(Piramide)
53 x 6,5''

Casdagli_Brothers-of-the-Sabre_Forrader_Robusto

Forrader Robusto
(Robusto)
50 x 4,9''

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Brave Piramide
(Piramide)
53 x 6,5''

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Brave Robusto
(Robusto)
50 x 4,9''