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Camillus Cuda Folding Knife with Quick Release Lever Opener 9" Open Length - 18533


MSRP* : $44.99 | You Save* : $11.04 (25%)
Part #: CM18533 | Camillus Knives
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CM18533: Carbonitride Titanium Cuda Folding Knife
Camillus Knives

A great, small folder with a quick-action blade release mechanism. The steel is a good quality Japanese AUS-8 stainless and utilizes a liner locking mechanism.

Camillus Knives
Since 1876, Camillus Cutlery has been supplying the world with reliable, innovative and qualitymade knives that have survived the true test of time. As one of the oldest knife manufacturers, Camillus Cutlery has always answered the call for quality and will continue to do so with our hunting, fishing, sporting and tactical knives.

Craftsmanship with a worldwide following – it’s been the Camillus way for over 130 years.

Camillus products are made of Carbonitride Titanium cutlery-grade steel and are through-hardened to hold an edge. Camillus knives will withstand the impossible task and continue delivering over extended use.

  • Carbonitride Titanium
  • Japanese AUS-8 Steel
  • Hollow-Ground Blade
  • Quick-Action Blade Release
  • Ergonomic G10 Fiber Handle
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in China

AUS-8 Steel
AUS-8 is a Japanese medium-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel. One word says it all, "balance." It offers exceptional balance between toughness, edge sharpness, and corrosion resistance. Balance provides lasting value. AUS-8 ranks among the hardest, toughest, and most rust-resistant knife alloys. It's a trusted favorite that enthusiasts prefer time and again.

Carbonitride Titanium
Carbonitride Titanium is one of the hardest surface treatments containing titanium. Harder than carbide. Harder than chrome. Our proprietary process creates a permanent molecular bond with the blade surface. Will not flake, blister, chip, or peel. A complex crystalline structure forms which protects the blade surface against wear, staining, and damage.

UPC Code: 016162185332

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Camillus Cuda Folding Knife with Quick Release Lever Opener 9" Open Length 3.062 (32 reviews)
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Camillus Cuda Folding Knife with Quick Release Lever Opener 9" Open Length
4 out of 5
Kera R
Chapel hill
Mar 23, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material
Camillus Cuda Folding Knife with Quick Release Lever Opener 9" Open Length
2 out of 5
Jim Vt
Jan 08, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Lock Type, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Ease of Opening
Good materials, no longevity though
Bought this over a year ago. I like the push opening, and the design is solid. I like a big folder for EDC, and this fits the bill. But with daily use, the pin for the button opener wears too quickly, and it starts to bind, which prevents it from fully opening, or closing, and binds the blade. Cleaning doesn't help. I am going to send it back for repair. Blade is good quality, easy to sharpen and retains an edge well. Handles could stand to be a bit more grippy (too smooth), especially is you work in clod climate with dry hands like I do. Nice knife for the price though.
Camillus Cuda Folding Knife with Quick Release Lever Opener 9" Open Length
2 out of 5
Sep 09, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, None
Great materials, poor construction
I've owned this version of the Cuda for a little over a year. The good things I have to say about it are G10 handle scales, AUS-8 stainless steel, the one-handed "Quick Release Lever Opener." The G-10 scales aren't the most abrasive but it provides enough traction in the grip. I haven't had an instance where the blade slipped out of my hands, or my hands slipped up on the edge. The AUS-8 steel does what AUS-8 is expected to do. It's not a super stainless steel like S30V or VG-10. But it can be sharpened easily enough by anybody, and it can be honed to a very thin edge. The wear and edge retention is decent, maybe 6-10. If there was any faults in the construction that first concerned me, it was the lever mechanism. I had suspected the thumb plate to fall out or break apart like thumb studs often do with cheaply made folding knives. But so far it hasn't. My faults with this knife are the liner lock mechanism. When I first opened the knife and looked at the lock, it was locked at about 50% and very thin. WAYYY thinner than the G-10 scales! That was when I first bought it. And over time with light & mild use carving hard & soft woods, cutting almost anything & everything that needed to be cut, the liner lock has worn to shift about 90% almost all the way to the opposite liner. Like a dumb-ass, I recently tested the lock, rocking the blade from side to side. The locking liner actually flexes and I actually released the lock! Luckily I didn't cut my fingers & go to the ER. You can see YouTube reviews of similar new-line Camillus folders, especially the liner-lock lines, showing the liners flexing. I don't know if these reviews are directly fed back to the companies that KNIFECENTER sells their products for, but I will objectively criticize Camillus to beef up the liner-locks of their folders. You've got premium grade materials used, but executed them poorly. I realize, yes, if Camillus thicken the liner locks they will have to charge more for the items. But I can live with spending a few extra bucks on a studier locking mechanism to save my fingers from getting severed off, AND saving more money instead spending more on hospital bills getting stitches and physical therapy. Just food for thought to Camillus, and beware to future buyers.
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