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Gunting for left handers

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:00 am
by Old_dogg
Hi there,

I've just ordered the gunting live and was wondering if the clip can be moved to the otherside of the handle. Im left handed and it would be easier if the clip was on the reverse side so that i could clip it in my left pocket.



Thanks

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:01 pm
by BRAM
No the clip can't be moved..its set into the scale itself not mounted ontop of it...
its set to work with the indexing point in the other scale..
and if you move it the lock release is backwords..
No you can't make it a specific left hander..
I'm left handed..use it in your weak hand..the right hand..
And Lo and behold in actual usage it works in either hand...

I suggest a custom holster holding it on your left side...yup a right handed clip edged tool on your left side..
thats another thing we all do for now..
Ask Bob @ www.survivalsheaths.com to make you one..
He makes great holsters..
or ask Mike @ www.rivercitysheaths.com
again he also makes great products..
or ask Martin@ www.gunting-museum.com


be safe
Bram

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:06 am
by jim_l_clifton
Old dogg,
I'm LH ,love the G.!! No problem at all going LH!!
Jim

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:42 pm
by BOK
From South Africa?
Do I know you by chance?

Get a left hand holster set up. Its convenient as hek.

Oh yes and see about getting a drone (red handle) too.

Don't get cute with that live blade either. It is sharp as hell.

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:53 pm
by BOK
Just checked your profile. We both have the same cousin don't we...

The first guy to reply to you is Bram. Yes the man himself...creator and designer of the Gunting. Since he is a lefty himself you and cousin won't have a problem with it. This is the same Bram that you see in the DVD's that I brought to SA last year.

Check out www.cssdsc.com for Gunting specific related stuff.

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:15 am
by Rex G
Robert Humelbaugh made me a lefty Gunting sheath, with a very quick delivery time, in spite of it being a custom item at the time. I do not like to carry the Gunting in most pockets anyway, as I prefer the security of a sheath. I have had pocket-clipped knives which snagged on things and "escaped" from me. If you carry the Gunting clipped into a pocket, do not ry to reach past the knife to get something lower in the pocket, as the ramp may snag on something on the way out of the pocket, and the blade will open. Welcome to the forum!

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:15 am
by antichristina
Bram you always amaze me with your words lucky for me i have the privilege of know your sarcasims. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> keep it sharp your former sushi partner.



Edited by - antichristina on 1/18/2004 4:15:48 AM

Edited by - antichristina on 1/18/2004 4:15:59 AM

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:56 pm
by BRAM
antichristina:
send me an email..I cannot reach you by email..it bounces back..
Had great sushi the other night after seminar in Tampa..great Uni..
Ohh that's right the Uni almost killed you..ROFL.

A left handed Gunting would require a mirror image Compression lock..just like that in the regular compression models..
a small feature -design rearrangement...
and right hasnders, Police and Spec Ops woulkd love a left handed Gunting- CRMIPT to be offset from their firearms.
Hmmm Dual behind the back mounts..pick'em @ will Left and right..
very cool idea..

be safe
Bram

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:27 am
by Old_dogg
Hi

I just got the Gunting it feel comfortable in my left hand, i'll get a left handed holster.
Thanks for all the advice guys.

Hey Bok yeah we have the same punk*****cousin <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>. hope you keeping well.

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:15 pm
by Rex G
I learned something interesting in a karambit class taught by Steve Tarani last month. I elected to be a lefty in this class, as I do better with the left hand when using a knife in edge-forward reverse grip, and I found that most "righties" are quite used to sparring with other righties, but a lefty really screws with their thought processes and "muscle memory" of the techniques. Even when doing three-on-one sparring, I, a beginner with blade combatives as well as the karambit, was able to often prevail against those who were also beginners or even a little more advanced. Of course, truly advanced students could still beat me handily, but even some of those were not as smooth when sparring with a lefty as a rightie. The karambit, like the Gunting, is a control tool, but the Gunting still has the advantage of being a control/impact tool while still in the closed position, with no cutting edges exposed.

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:18 am
by sks
Rex,

Have you done the CSSD modular stuff yet? It'll get you good with boths hands and grips really fast.

Steve

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:25 am
by BOK
One important thing to remember is not to have that pivot point too loose. It should be tight enough so that its not able to be inertia or 'wrist flicked' open.

The drone (red one) that I left in SA is an example of it been too loose. But that was a drone so it was left loose for demo purposes.

Try pushing that protruding ramp into the different muscles in your body and see how you react. Do it too cousin and see what kind of response you get.

The DVD's a good start to learning....but use the red one for practise!!!!!

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:46 am
by Rex G
I got the modular DVD set, and it is very helpful. I just wish the DVDs would play in my laptop, instead of only in a true DVD player.

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:51 am
by jim_l_clifton
Guys,
Lh works great against Righties(may have invented a new word),just go "low-line"with the G!Love it! Ramp really causes PAIN!!LOL!
Jim

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:47 pm
by Clinton
Something Bram didn't mention, I think... We live in a right hand world, and for *most* situations, even if you are left handed, you are not going to be "mirror imaging" a regular right handed response to a right handed (or left handed!) attack. This stuff is a bit mind-boggling to explain, but super simple to demonstrate.

Simply put, I am also a lefty, and carry my G right handed. The stuff Bram teaches works with either hand, left hand or right hand. The cool thing is...the knife does the same thing with either hand.

The G is set up to work with the right hand for a very good reason, especially if you are going to use the nastier impact aspects of the tool. Basically, the system is desgined to attack the flexors (inside of forearm) of the attacker, which works best from the RHS.

If I was going to make my Gunting a lefty, I would remove the spoon clip, get a machine shop with a ball mill to mill a mirror image depression in the RH scale, and fabricate a stainless steel clip that attached and went *around* the hole towards the back of the knife.

Or, just keep it RH!

Clinton

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:50 am
by jim_l_clifton
Clint,
I'm a LEFTY ,carry a G, LH & RH ! I wouldn't change the way it is ,at all!!
Be safe,
Jim

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:32 am
by ronin203
I have carried my gunting left handed several times and never had a problem with it. It just requires some practice.