…Or Grab it, Or Grip It, Or Scale It.
The Cuda® brand was designed with the strength, power and agility of the Barracuda. Cuda fishing products are built for the ultimate in fresh and saltwater fishing and will continue to perform over time. Featuring Titanium Bonded steels and Alloys, Cuda tools provide world class hardness, corrosion and adhesive resistance.
The Titanium Bonding process guarantees the steel to be three-times harder than untreated steel. Cuda fishing tools are designed by professionals and thoroughly tested in both salt and fresh water environments, providing the highest quality and reliability.
The Cuda® story began nearly 40 years ago as Rick Constantine grew up in the hunting and fishing world. Guided by his best friend and father Capt. Ted Constantine, Rick spent countless hours on the water and in the woods. His passion drove him to become a charter boat captain and commercial fisherman. This provided him the opportunity to test nearly every fishing knife and tool on the market and in the most extreme conditions. During charters and tournaments, Captain Rick expected more from tools and often found himself frustrated with the quality and performance of what was commercially available. Already employed as Vice President of Marketing for Acme United Corporation, a leader in cutting tools and material technologies, Rick decided it was time to develop a line of marine tools that combined his passion with Acme United’s patented technologies and innovations.
And so it began, Rick put a team together and set his sights on a brand that would exceed anything currently on the market; a brand that would set itself apart from the pack…Cuda Brand!
Rick’s personal experience and technical expertise lead the team to create a line of tools that put quality and function at the forefront of development. Through extensive research and testing, the team developed a line that Professional Angler’s will be able to count on.
Now, Cuda has launched one of the most comprehensive lines of fishing tools. The tools are created with a breakthrough design that allows the angler to actually see that the knife has a full tang construction. In addition, Cuda brand tools utilize Acme’s patented Titanium Bonded Passivation technology and German 4116 steel for unsurpassed corrosion resistance. This intelligent innovation sets the assortment apart for all other tools available today. Cuda uses only the best in materials including Titanium Alloy, Aluminum Alloy, German Stainless Steel and Tungsten Carbide, guaranteeing the ultimate in performance. In fact, Cuda guarantees all of its tools with a lifetime warranty!
As Cuda continues its journey to make the very best in fishing tools, you can count on Captain Rick and the rest of the Cuda Team to be continuously using and testing its tools, ensuring they are ready and proven tough. Be sure to stop and say hello when you see the Cuda Pro Boat fishing around Block Island, Montauk and the canyons.
- Titanium Bonded®Titanium Bonded is not painted or plated but an application of a unique formulation of titanium, chromium and nitride to the cutting blades that actually penetrates and treats the metal to create a permanent bond. The patented Titanium Bonding process provides corrosion and adhesive resistance and the process itself makes the stainless steel 3x harder than untreated stainless, providing a blade that stays sharper longer.
- Titanium AlloyTitanium alloy is a lightweight alloy, corrosion resistant and is incredibly strong. Titanium alloy also has a very high tensile strength, toughness and ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Cuda uses Titanium alloy on select tools for added strength, without increasing the weight of the product.
- Aluminum AlloyAluminum alloys tend to be more flexi
ble than steels so they allow better and more creative designs. Though there are aluminum alloys with somewhat higher tensile strengths than the commonly used kinds of steel. Adding aluminum in mass provides strength and rigidity. Aluminum owes its excellent corrosion resistance to the barrier oxide film that is bonded strongly to its surface and that, if damaged, re-forms immediately in most environments. Aluminum alloy is the perfect material for marine-based tools.
- German 4116 StainlessA fine-grained, stainless steel often used for medical devices and food processing, the steels Carbon and Chromium content give it a great degree of corrosion resistance, as well as strength and edge retention. The 4116 Stainless Steel is the perfect marine-grade cutting steel given its perfect combination of carbon and chromium content.
- Full Tang ConstructionA full-tang is where the blade is extended throughout the handle portion of the cutting implement. Full-tang is incredibly important due to the fact that it provides strength to the cutting blade and also supports a stronger and more ridged handle.
- Thru-HardenedThru-hardening gives you a hard steel blade that will hold its edge, even after re-sharpening. This is opposed to case hardening which only hardens the surface.
- Oversized BackboneBackbone refers to the thickness of the blade. The Cuda backbone is the strength behind the cut. A thick backbone provides an unparalleled rigidity so the cut is as straight and true as intended.
- Cuda GripsAll Cuda fishing tools feature the “Cuda Scale Pattern”. The scale pattern is important as it connects the tools to the fast and fierce ways of the barracuda and also provides and incredibly secure and comfortable grip in all environments and conditions.
- Heat Inducted BladesHeat induction is a triple-heat process. The base steel is heated, then the steel supporting the blade edges and a final heat treatment on the blade edges provides up to a62Rc. This triple-heat process is a precise heating technology to a specific area of the blades providing a stronger, longer lasting cutting edge.
- High Carbon Cutlery Grade SteelQuality tools start with quality steel. The more carbon in the steel, the longer the life of the tool. Cutlery grade steel usually means high uniformity and strict control over trace elements in the steel. Cuda uses high carbon cutlery steel to ensure the best quality tools possible.
- SerrationSome material requires a “sawing motion” vs. a slicing motion. Cuda offers various serration patterns on our tools to provide you with the most appropriate blade for the desired cut.
- Micro-SerrationMicro-serrations are crucial when the material or sub-straight being cut is slippery. The micro-serrations allow the blades to grip the sub-straight with the serrations without perforating or tearing the material being cut. The micro-serrations provide controlled and pristine cuts.
- Tungsten CarbideTungsten carbide is an inorganic chemical compound (specifically, a carbide) containing equal parts of tungsten and carbon. Tungsten carbide is approximately two times more ridged than steel and is much denser than steel or titanium. Tungsten is very abrasion resistant and can also withstand high temperatures caused by friction. Tungsten carbide tools maintain a sharp cutting edge better than other tools as they can resist high temperatures and are extremely hard.