Saturday, 8 April 2017

"Made in Spain" First Impression Review: Cudeman 298 Kc



I love the Spanish-made Cudeman knives I have had the pleasure of reviewing and using some of the vast range.

Cudeman knives are synonymous of quality using premium steels like Bohler or Mova and non-rotting handles like micarta and G10 and in some occasions a nice exotic wood. Cudeman have been making knives for over 25 years and have produced some of the sharpest blades that exceed the demands of their users. Easy to sharpen, Easy to maintain and best of all easy to sharpen when needed.

the Spanish are one of the world's most experienced edged tool makers with a tradition that goes back to when the Romans invaded Spain in 236BC. They came up against warriors armed with Toledo swords and spears. History tells us that the Romans won and that Spanish Toledo steel weaponry became the standard for the Roman legions.

The SPECS:

  • BLADE LENGTH: 11 cm
  • HANDLE LENGTH: 12,5 cm
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 23,5 cm
  • BLADE  THICKNESS: 5,33 mm
  • BLADE WIDTH: 3,8 cm
  • GRIND: FULL FLAT GRIND
  • BLADE FINISH: SATIN FINISH
  • BLADE SHAPE: DROP-POINT
  • STEEL: N695 BĂ–HLER
  • HARDNESS: 59/61 HRc
  • TANG TYPE: FULL-TANG
  • HANDLE MATERIAL: COCOBOLO WOOD
  • SHEATH: BROWN LEATHER (INCLUDED)
  • KNIFE WEIGHT: 254 gr
  • SHEATH WEIGHT: 286 gr
  • OVERALL WEIGHT: 646 gr

EXTRAS:

  • HOLE FOR SAFETY CORD
  • MULTI-POSITION SHEATH
  • PARACORD 280 cm
  • FIRESTEEL
  • LEATHER LOOP WITH ACCESSORIES
  • SHARPENING STONE + SIGNALLING MIRROR




The 298 KC come with a sturdy multi-position leather sheath, along with a sharpening stone combined with a signalling mirror, a Ferro rod and striker and some paracord.




The knife handle in incredibly ergonomic and very comfortable in the hand, The Back of the blade had a flat grind suitable for striking a Ferro rod if you prefer this to the striker. By personal choice, I prefer the full flat grind on this compared to other knives which have a scandi finish. This will be an excellent knife for game prep in the field along with many other tasks in the field.




Like all Cudeman knives, the 298 Kc shaving sharp right out of the box meaning is ready to use the day you buy one. Overall, this looks one superb all around bush knife.

I am planning to give the 298 Kc a lot of use over the next couple on months and I shall give an in-depth review within a couple of months

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