I’m a lefty, and using a standard compression lock has become ‘normal’ to me. Admittedly I haven’t tried the lefty version, but I kinda don’t want to mess with my muscle memory, given I have a few ‘righty’ compression lock knives.
If a lefty G10 Para 3 in Spy27 came out, I’d get one though.
I love my lefty Millie, and bang the drum whenever I can for a version in a tool steel blade. One of my pet dislikes is ‘clever’ modern industrial design, which is solely right hand biased, with no concessions whatsoever to the 7-10% of end line users who are left handed. Modern industrial vehicles, machine controls, and safety features are nearly always designed solely with right handed users in mind.
Having a proper lefty knife does feel pretty special, when like most lefties, you’ve lived your whole life using tools that weren’t designed for you. It’s one of the reasons why I appreciate Spyderco - they keep models in production ‘because they should be available’ rather than just the big sellers.
I kinda feel that we lefties are about due for another dedicated model, given how many pure right handed designs are out there - Marcin Slysz I’m lookin’ at you buddy!
(On the other hand it does save some money, looking at all the cool designs in the latest catalogue or Reveal, and having half to two thirds of the knives I’m interested in being self selected out of contention due to right hand bias.