Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

This place is specifically allocated for discussing and showing off those knives from areas of the world other than the United States.
Post Reply
Open Range-19
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Location: Idaho

Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by Open Range-19 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:21 pm

Recently added this Cudeman 417L. It is a nice example showing solid workmanlike construction from this Spanish manufacturer. Their is no nail nick or half stop as the wide leaf shape blade is safely manageable. Another plus for me is the pull is stout enough that the blade is not likely to inadvertently close.
Attachments
6D8C24E0-DF98-4760-B7E0-CC28BF5E9AF6.jpeg
AAD58562-5EBE-4824-9113-53A690A12D87.jpeg
C7EE72D8-C29D-4655-9CD2-E5BF3740709D.jpeg

edge213
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 2965
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 am
Location: The Crossroads of America

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by edge213 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:57 pm

Open Range-19 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Recently added this Cudeman 417L. It is a nice example showing solid workmanlike construction from this Spanish manufacturer. Their is no nail nick or half stop as the wide leaf shape blade is safely manageable. Another plus for me is the pull is stout enough that the blade is not likely to inadvertently close.
Really cool knife!
David
"Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife" Meat Loaf

Open Range-19
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by Open Range-19 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:52 am

Thanks edge, that blade shape drew me in.

User avatar
herbva
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Location: The Old Dominion

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by herbva » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:51 am

Open Range-19 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:52 am
Thanks edge, that blade shape drew me in.
Very cool knife! What kind of wood is that? Perhaps olive wood? ::tu:: ::tu::
"Better to do something imperfectly, than to do nothing flawlessly." ~ Robert H. Schuller

Herb

Open Range-19
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by Open Range-19 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:12 pm

herbva,
Yep, you pegged it. A nice example of olive wood. Happy to find both sides were figured. The manufacturer showed care on there choice for matching scales.

Nephilim
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:45 am

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by Nephilim » Sun May 24, 2020 7:09 pm

I picked up a Cudeman Classic with bullhorn handle recently. Handsome little slipjoint, my only complaint is with the strength of the spring. The blade is pinchable and opens easily enough. It is just extremely stiff in the open position. I appreciate how secure it is, but it is very difficult to close, particularly with its slick handles. With other strong slipjoints, I can slowly push it out of position. With my Cudeman I have to keep applying more pressure until the joint "breaks" rather suddenly. Needless to say, not a knife I'll be loaning out to anyone.
20191221_002630 (2).jpg

User avatar
OSCAR
Posts: 307
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by OSCAR » Wed May 27, 2020 4:39 pm

I have a few Cudeman as I like Spanish navajas. Yours is particularly nice. Can I enquire where you got it? I’d like to add it to my collection. Thanks Oscar
The most useless thing ever is a dull knife.

Nephilim
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:45 am

Re: Spanish Tradition-Cudeman

Post by Nephilim » Wed May 27, 2020 11:34 pm

I'm trying to recall. I probably found it on sale on ebay. The model is called "Cudeman Classic" and you can find it on Amazon, Knifeworks, Kinfecountryusa and probably some other retailers. It comes in bullhorn or olive wood handles.

Post Reply

Return to “European And Other Foreign Manufactured Knives”