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Camillus Cuda Dominator

Discussion in 'Darrel Ralph (DDR) Custom Knives & DRT Tactical' started by TheBleedingEdge, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk Moderator Moderator

    Mar 19, 1999
    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.
     
  2. harkamus

    harkamus

    Apr 23, 2007
    Truer words have never been said about Darrel.
     
  3. TheBleedingEdge

    TheBleedingEdge

    795
    Apr 14, 2010
    I think I've just landed a Dominator!

    I'll post pics when it arrives!
     
  4. harkamus

    harkamus

    Apr 23, 2007
    There was one for sale on these forums today.

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

    TheBleedingEdge

    795
    Apr 14, 2010
    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!
     
  6. Fullmonte

    Fullmonte

    121
    Apr 3, 2012
    Just strain the broth out. It's not so bad lol.
     
  7. TheBleedingEdge

    TheBleedingEdge

    795
    Apr 14, 2010
    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!
     
  8. bigboyhf

    bigboyhf

    3
    Jan 3, 2003
    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. ;(
     
  9. Darrel Ralph

    Darrel Ralph Moderator Moderator

    Dec 14, 1998
    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.
     
  10. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I prefer the Robo Assist better than the current spring-pull type on the HTM knives. Any chance you could do that again?
     
  11. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Dirk

    Dirk Moderator Moderator

    Mar 19, 1999
    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.
     
  13. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Me too. Assisted just doesn't jive right with the wave draw.

    [video=youtube;ZpDkzTr2Ooo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpDkzTr2Ooo[/video]
     
  14. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    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.
     
  15. Ctdaisy04

    Ctdaisy04

    1
    Sep 29, 2019
    I have one... brand new never used. Selling my dad’s knife collection
     
  16. GregB

    GregB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2000
    If you've still got a Dominator for sale, message me please.
     

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