Lion Steel Dom

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bikerector, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    Well I liked your post, even though it royally blew up my plans, haha. I'm a happy camper no matter what.

    I can definitely see the problem now, but that's ok. I really thought it'd be a simple swap from what I could see from the outside, and underneath the liner.
  2. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    You will have to get them through Mike at Collector Knives. I believe it was mentioned in a different thread in GBU where someone was had a complaint about one of the lionsteels and was trying to work around CK and go straight to lionsteel and they never responded to the customer. CK is your contact for these, he will take care of you.
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  3. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Just wanted to follow up on this; I received my Ebony replacement and it's perfect! Awesome service as usual from CK :thumbsup:
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  4. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    Thanks @bikerector ! I'll probably try sanding it first and if it doesn't help I'll contact Collectors. I just thought I'd ask here incase someone knew.

    And that's good to hear @ArchVV ! My Ebony showed up Thursday. I know I was a little worried that the Ebony's might sell out before mine got processed.. Thankfully I was wrong on that. Awesome customer service and awesome knives. Collector's got a great thing going and I'm real glad I grabbed one when I did. Really happy I found this thread, you guys definitely convinced me(even though I didn't need much convincing, haha).

    Mine actually just bit me too. I was opening it absentmindedly and my fingers must have lost its grip so the blade came back down and the tip sliced right through my middle finger. It was just trying to bond with me, haha. It's definitely a keeper now.
  5. Duvel


    Feb 3, 2016
    My new Dom, with its brothers. They are all great!
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  6. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    I have been using the Dom for lots of EDC tasks. It is great. I cant wait for the shufflers to hit. I have been thinking about another Dom, but I am trying to slow my knife purchasing roll lately
  7. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Which is your favorite and why? Thanks.
  8. LTSweeney18

    LTSweeney18 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    This has been getting put to use! I love it. If the blade cant patina, I like that the handle and bolster can in their own way. IMG_20180709_113111-756x1008.jpg
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  9. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    The Dom might be my new favorite.
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  10. OLd_gUY


    Feb 20, 2018
    Right on...what's not to like? Carries well in the pocket, feels good in the hand, cuts well, great materials, very good F&F, etc., etc, all for a very fair price. Couldn't ask for more.
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  11. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    The Dom kicked the Shuffler out of my pocket sheath but they are all great knives. These are my three favorite slipjoints for EDC now.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  12. kaput


    Mar 17, 2016
    Unbelievable difference in natural micartas. I myself really like the lighter colored allot! And those two roundheads are amazing. I'd love to have them in the collection ;)
  13. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I can’t decide which I like better, probably the lighter one.
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  14. Duvel


    Feb 3, 2016
    That’s a tough one, because they all have great fit and finish. Probably my Roundhead because it was my first Lionsteel and I love the rams horn on that knife.
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  15. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Well, I’m late to the party, having pre-ordered my Dom, like my Roundhead and Shuffler, receiving it in the first round of shipments around the end of the third week in June. I’m a modern folder guy but often use a slipjoint for my second carry in the bottom of my left front under my wallet. I’ve got a Sodbuster Jr and an Allox Electrician for that purpose and jumped all over the Benchmade Proper when it came out a while ago. I really liked the idea of a traditional pattern using more modern materials and construction, so when I ran across the Roundhead shopping for SRs at CK I was all in for one.

    These three are great knives with distinct yet equally useful blade shapes. lionSTEEL’s quality of manufacture is excellent, their price point is very good for each of their knives, and CK’s prices on their knives are the best around. I’ll leave the ratings for pull and walk-and-talk to others who know better and just say that I’m very happy with my three—each in a different, yet favorite scale material.

    I also took advantage of a promo for a free slip-case on my first and have picked up another for each of my others. Here’s my three....



    BTW, I like the light color of the natural Micarta a lot and will probably wash it from time to time to keep it as much the same as possible.
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  16. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I like my Dom’s light micarta too and prefer it to the reddish micarta on my Shuffler.
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  17. EagleIH


    Dec 5, 2009
    How many of you folks are using a pocket slip and how many are just throwing caution to the wind and carrying in the same pocket with keys, change, etc. For those not using a slip, how is the knife holding up?
  18. mugwump867

    mugwump867 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    I tried them with a slip but it kind of removes the benefits of such slim and lightweight knives. I do try to keep them away from my keys but they really haven't suffered and dings or scratches. These are the micarta and rams horn versions.
  19. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    I fall into the latter category, but I tend to leave that pocket relatively empty. I'll toss my keys in, but usually that's it. Plus I keep my keys to a minimum(car/truck/bike--house).

    That said, the ebony is holding up great, though. No scratches, warping(even though it's been above 80% humidity for a week and a half straight). All in all, very impressed. It's been my most carried knife since I've gotten it.


    Latest picture of it.

    And for curiosities sake, does anyone know what the backspring's on these are made of? I was going to start my own thread, but this may be easier.
  20. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    pocket slip for me

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