What does 5 inches x 42 printed on advertising folder near the name mean?
It is cigar size it's length and thickness. Length may be determined in inches (as a rule, these are cigars made of long leaf) or centimeters (millimeters). One inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters, so we have on our example long cigar of 12.7 centimeters.
Second figure is cigar thickness. In case with cigar made of oblong leaf is often used such measure as ring gauge - 1/46 of inch. Cigar thickness index in this measurement system can be between 21 and 60.
In our example we have ring gauge 42. Knowing this figure cigar diameter can be calculated in centimeters: 1/64 inches multiply by 42 is equal to approximately 1.47 centimeters. Cigar diameter is shown in millimeters (as a rule in case with cigars made of cut tobacco).
One of cigars of Cuban brand H. Upmann is named Magnum 46 in honor of gun barrel of famous mark.