Camillus Cuda Dominator

Dirk

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Try asking Darrel if all else fails. Bet he could do that.

I have learned, never say never with Darrel. He does like to surprise from time to time. Don't read anything into this, I am just saying Darrel has done some surprising stuff when least expected, nothing more.
 
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I have learned, never say never with Darrel. He does like to surprise from time to time. Don't read anything into this, I am just saying Darrel has done some surprising stuff when least expected, nothing more.

Truer words have never been said about Darrel.
 
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There was one for sale on these forums today.

EDIT: And I just checked. I see you got that one. Great score.

Yep! I'm stoked.

I really like the shape of the tanto on the Dominators. It doesn't look like Darrel ever made any similarly-styled tanto blades. I think a new Gunhammer with a stylized tanto would be just the ticket!
 
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Man, I barely have any time these days, but I've been meaning to snap some pics of my Dominator and post them in this thread. It dominates!

Pics coming soon!
 
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I have a Dominator thats been an EDC for years. I've been looking to get another for a while now and every time one comes on the market I just miss out. ;(
 

Darrel Ralph

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Hi Guys,
I have one on my desk as a matter of fact. Still like that knife. It was the Pre-HEAT knife!
Very few made.
 

Charlie Mike

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I prefer the Robo Assist better than the current spring-pull type on the HTM knives. Any chance you could do that again?
 

JPD1998

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The Dominator will always be a special knife in my collection and I would never part with it.

I bought it back in '06 for $140 and up to that point it was the most I had ever spent on a knife.

I picked the tanto version and while I'm not a big fan of tanto style blades, this is one of the few designs where (IMO) it actually looks better than the regular blade.

This one is A/O and has the leaf spring , it's really a great design.

 

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JDP1998 - If you ever decide you are bored with that knife, let me know. It is one of the few production knives i would like to have.

There are pros and cons to the different assist systems. Personally, I still prefer plain manual.
 

Charlie Mike

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There are pros and cons to the different assist systems. Personally, I still prefer plain manual.

Me too. Assisted just doesn't jive right with the wave draw.

[video=youtube;ZpDkzTr2Ooo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpDkzTr2Ooo[/video]
 

JPD1998

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JDP1998 - If you ever decide you are bored with that knife, let me know. It is one of the few production knives i would like to have.

There are pros and cons to the different assist systems. Personally, I still prefer plain manual.

Will do....
I agree about assisted opening knives.
At the time it was a novelty, but also I'm bit of a geek when it comes to gadgets.
The robo assist is an interesting one for sure.
 
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Hi Guys,
I have one on my desk as a matter of fact. Still like that knife. It was the Pre-HEAT knife!
Very few made.

I always remembered them being released at the same time as the Camillus Heat. Are you referring to the pre-production versions?
 
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