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Norseman’s Review on the 1928 MTL RDA from Cthulhu


I received this 1928 MTL RDA free of charge directly from Cthulhu for the purpose of this review. Regardless of this, it will not color my opinion on this review in any way, shape or form.

This one comes in a tin can with the name of the RDA on the lid and a drawing of the Cthulhu creature.

When you open it up you will find the RDA in a nice pouch, and underneath that you will find the goodie bag, an extra drip tip, a user manual, and a warranty card with a link to their social media.

This is a 2-piece single coil MTL RDA with two posts and a closed off deck kinda, where the juice well is underneath the deck covered by metal and with a couple of holes where you put the wicks down into the juice well.

The reason behind the name 1928 is a story called ”The Call of Cthulhu” published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.

The quality on the 1928 is really good and the machining is flawless. Everything fits together real good and I must say that it does look really good as well. With the longer drip tip you get in the package it might not look as good as it does with the shorter drip tip.

The drip tip size Cthulhu chose to go with on this one is 510 and the ones I have tried do fit nicely on it with no fitting issues at all. Another thing that works good, is the O-rings that actually hold the barrel nicely in place. Not too strong and not too loose.

The barrel is a one piece thingy, and inside it has a chimney like you see on RTA’s, to make the inside even more reduced to improve the flavor. And from what I have seen it does work as they intended with that solution.

The deck is made for single coil use and it is really easy to build on. The posts have raised parts on both side of the post screws which help out keeping the coil legs in place while you build on it. Another thing is that the deck itself is made as the deck on a RTA, with slots where you tuck the wick in and let it hang down into the deep 8 mm juice well.

If you look at the above pic you see what I mean with the above statement of the deck being made similar to an RTA deck. This solution does actually work really good in cooperation with the chimney that reduces the barrel, making it even smaller and enhancing the overall flavor.

It has a bottom airflow that goes through the closed off deck and post, and comes up directly under the coil helping out with the flavor and a really smooth airflow. The airflow does have a stopper, meaning it will prevent you from going to far on either end. It stops at the smallest hole as well at the biggest hole and it is really smooth to adjust.

The barrel has four different sized air holes going from 0.8 mm up to 2.0 mm and the smallest hole actually makes it pretty restricted, but I don’t think it is restricted enough to suit the hardcore MTL vapers out there.

On the largest hole I have no problem to do direct to lung draws and on the smallest air hole I can still do a really restricted direct to lung draw. I think that the hole on the deck where the air comes out under the coil could have been made much smaller to actually restrict it even more.

My overall experince with the 1928 has been a pleasant one, and the vape I have gotten out of it has been good and I have also gotten good flavor out of it. Dripping on it isn’t so easy thanks to the small sized drip tips so you would have to take the barrel off in order to do that. But with that 8 mm deep juice well you don’t have to fill it as often since it will hold a lot of liquid.

It is a well made MTL device with nice machining and of high quality. Everything fits together nicely and the O-rings are really good. It does deliver on flavor, meaning that you will get good flavor out of it.

Can I recommend it to others?
If you are a dedicated MTL vaper I think you might enjoy it, even though it could have been a bit more restricted. It is priced really fair and that will make it even more interesting I think.

Good flavor
Squonk ready
Easy to build and wick
Looks good

The hole on the deck for the airflow could have been smaller for a more restricted airflow
Perhaps not as restricted as it should be for hardcore MTL vapers

Width: 22 mm
Height: 26 mm without drip tip and 37 mm with the short drip tip and 47 mm with the long drip tip
SS, Black

Package includes
1 x 1928 MTL RDA
1 x Squonk pin
2 x Spare post screws
1 x Non squonk pin
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Allen key
Spare O-rings
Warranty card that you can extend by joining Cthulhu’s social media

You will find it here
1928 MTL RDA for $19.99 at the time I wrote the review.

Thanks for reading this far and Vape on!

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This one does look pretty darn intriguing. The long tip reminds me of the Eleaf Lemo Drop, which I loved back then. Thanks luv!


Thanks for the comment. It is a nice little RDA.


Good review, l like this, I bet they could make a killer squonk RDA


Thanks man. I used this basically only as a squonk RDA and it worked flawlessly the whole time.


Oh, my bad, it is a RDA, getting some coffee now!!


No worries man LoL


Thanks for the review @Norseman

this whole MTL idea is something i haven’t tried yet and this RDA looks like a good one to start with


another candidate for my gf, she don’t like too restricted so it might just work out fine.
great shots as usual, thanks bro :facepunch:t2:


@adary Thanks man. I’m sure you will like it if you get it.

@UW1 Thanks bro. If the gf is serious about getting off the normal tanks this might be the thing for her with a nice squonk mod.


@Norseman If you CONTINUE to post things LIKE this, … I will not be able to NOT read your reviews !!!

I’ve never really had great luck with RDA’s (it’s a curse), but I do MTL daily, so this review was very interesting to me, and your thoughts, and great pics were very well received. Thank you.


Thanks man, much appreciated :+1:

Sometimes certain things just need to be called out like that, a thingy… :wink:
I must say that i liked this one and since i’m not a hardcore die hard MTL vaper either, the airflow worked great for me.


What a great looking deck, pretty innovative, or at least i’ve never seen anything like it. And on top of that the price is right!
Thanks for this review.


Most welcome man :+1:


Nice review. :wink: I want one!


  1. Is the allen key included in the kit for installing/removing the squonk pin? And please tell me the squonk pin does not have notches cut out on opposite sides for a flat blade screwdriver.

  2. From some reviews I’ve seen, folks say this RDA would be fairly leak-proof if tipped, due to the inner cap design.

  3. One reviewer said, because of the media blasted finish on the deck, he was having issues with temp control readings.

I would be very interested in your opinion on these 3 items. :wink:


@Kinnikinnick Thanks for the comment on this one.

I haven’t used it inTC at all so at this point i wouldn’t be able to answer that question. I could however put it on a reg mod and see what happens in TC mode on that mod.

This means that i will respond to all your questions when i have done that test.


Take your time… I’m in no rush. Hell, I’m still using IGO-L’s & W’s, so that should tell you something about how much of a hurry I’m in to take a plunge on a new RDA. The travel/work worthy squonk realm is my new curiosity. I’m wondering whether a Cthulhu 1928, coupled to the new Topside squonk mod would be the ticket for a new portable worthy setup. :thinking:


I just pre-ordered this one. Hope it gets in fast :slight_smile:


Thank you for the review. Excellent as always!


Had no time to do anything today so i have to do it another day. And since you’re not in any rush it suites me perfectly :wink: