Hello all, new guy here. Have a request for info/assistance from some of you more knowledgeable folks. Scenario: I received a box of Cohiba Esplendido cigars from a good friend for my birthday. He spent a significant amount of time in Cuba over the last 4 or 5 years with work. He does Heavy Lift moves...Giant Transformers, Wind Turbines,Buildings... anyway he brought me a box of these cigars that according to him he bought at the factory. I have smoked 2 and while they were ok, cigars really dont do it for me! My quandary is there any way of verifying the authenticity of these things? If they are legit I would like to trade them for some Pipe tobacco. If they are fakes I will give them to my brother to take to his hunt camp for the group to smoke. I really know nothing about cigars. Now my friend gets paid very well for his work and I could definatley see him paying the price for these. Thanks for all your help. I will now attempt pictures.