*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
True, but there were more right handed users who complained that the Gunting, which had its compression lock on the opposite side, was wrong handed than right handed users with the same complaint about the Vesuvius and Lil Temp. Which is probably why every compression lock knife since then has used the Vesuvius' layout.shu wrote:That being said, there are some lefties - as well as a few righties - that consider the compression lock more sinister than dexter... I being one.
The Deacon wrote:Some left handed users, as well as some right handed ones, seem unable to grasp the concept that, although we southpaws have all learned to cope and can adapt to **** near anything, some of use have simply decided that we no longer have to prove our ability to do so, at least when it's not absolutely necessary. Spyderco has, IMHO, done an excellent job of making it unnecessary for us to do parlor tricks, unless we feel like it.
Although I'd argue that, where tools like pocket knives that we use every day are concerned, ambidextrous is better. That's because, regardless of whether you are left or right handed, accidents and other circumstances can force you to use your other hand. That's also why I prefer back pocket carry. A knife carried that way is much easier to retrieve "wrong handed" if the need to do so should ever arise.Sully wrote:That's what I was trying to get at. The Deacon gets it. Even beyond ease of function, just having something made specifically for our kind, Southpaws, makes it even more desirable. !00% ambidextrous is the next best thing.
cckw wrote:Better yet a slight variation of one of them with a super steel so the righties can know how it feels
I totally agree with Billy Blade. I will definitely try to support any forthcoming LH-specific version. Happily.billy blade wrote: I have learned how to adapt in the right hand world somewhat. I'm grateful that Spyderco offers so many left hand friendly options. I am even more appreciative when they offer a dedicated left hand model. Regardless of the model if they decide to make another LH version I will buy it to support their efforts and thoughtfulness in catering to a small minority of the population
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