Field test and review of Cudeman’s MT1 Bushcraft Camping and Survival knife. I field test this hardcore bushcraft and camping knife from Cudeman, the MT1, which comes with a lifetime guarantee and that says it all about the quality build of this knife.
Cudeman use a proprietary steel known as MOVA with a high Mo content but this is not a maraging steel as such as it also contains in the alloy P, Mn and Si to maintain and increase the steel hardness. The carbon content is 0.59 and it is hardened to 55HRC.
To be honest I was really amazed at the edge holding capacity of the MT1. It was great and no doubt due to this high performance steel alloy of Cudeman’s.
At 5mm thick and with a razor sharp edge, and nice pointy tip, this is a perfect companion for short or long duration trips into the wilderness or outback. Good for food prepping, fire prepping and fishing and can be used for skinning although not ideal as it is not a hunting knife per se. The only thing I felt was that it was a bit heavy and probably could just as well stand up to a beating at around 4mm instead of 5mm spine thickness.
The MT-1 has a flat grind.
This knife comes with a great horizontally mounted scabbard for easy one handed access. The scabbard fits a standard tactical belt such as a 5.11 TDU59551 which I am wearing in this video.