|Rockwell Pig Iron Humidor|
What grabbed my attention is likely the same thing that grabbed yours as well. The Pig Iron aesthetically, is not like any humidor I had ever seen. Not having the opportunity to see the humidor prior to purchase, I was left with only the descriptions online. Truth be told, I am not a huge fan of the brass components that make up 99% of most humidors moving parts on the market today. When I saw the Rockwell Pig Iron online for the first time I said "self, I must own that!". What is not to like? With the humidors all stainless steel appearance, it screams manliness.
The Pig Iron is offered in two sizes 50 count and the 100 count used in this review. Comes equipped with a hygrometer, lock/key, and a rectangle humidifier. Described as a high polished diamond plate stainless steel finish. I suppose technically it could be, this is where the humidor was a gigantic disappointment for CLR. As you can see in the photos it is not a sturdy, hefty, or a thick diamond plate finish. It is a very thin wrap that appears to be applied like a sticker. Pictured above you can see where the diamond plate meets at the front corner. Not finished very well and extremely thin. Cedar is a very soft wood, needing a strong exterior to prevent damage to the box.
Some positives the Pig Iron has to offer are kilned dried Spanish cedar, SureSeal technology, and a couple Spanish cedar dividers. The type of quality you would expect from a humidor in the price range, no complaints in this department. I was very excited for the Pig Iron's arrival, only to be absolutely disappointed the moment it was unboxed. Rockwell fell short on a great idea, maybe another brand will step up and build one properly? Until then, CLR recommends to look elsewhere.
Pros - stainless steel appearance, aesthetics
Consideration - poorly finished, low grade exterior diamond plate