ferider wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:18 pm
sinnyc wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 pm
ferider wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Is it difficult to close a right-handed PM with your left hand ? I'm right-handed, but it's easy to flick and close my PMs with the other hand .... and the clip can be put on both sides. Just wondering.
Try some liner- and frame-locks. Also, swap the clip on your regular, right-handed knife to left-hand carry but carry it in your right-hand pocket.
Since you obviously know what you are talking about, and the PM2 clip position is ambidextrous, why don't you answer my question about the compression lock in the wrong hand ?
Your response seems a little peremptory - are you a bit miffed about something? My point in suggesting you try some different locks is to give you an idea of what lefties deal with the majority of the time. That is, knives that are made for right-handed manipulation and carry, sometimes exclusively such as when a knife has no option to swap the clip and to carry it lefty would mean carrying it with the blade facing into the main, open part of the pocket as opposed to the back of the pocket.
Anyway, here's your answer: I don't know.
I have right- and left-handed versions of the PM2, several Para 3's, a Shaman, and a Sliverax and I've always found the compression lock to be awkward and annoying regardless of which hand I use on which model knife. In order of preference, I like Axis-style, left-hand frame/liner, back, right-hand frame/liner, and compression locks. I guess Opinel twist collar locks would be next.
A significant majority of my knives are right handed; a decent subset are ambidextrous; and I have a few left-handed knives including a couple of semi-custom (mid-tech? ugh, annoying term) like Sebenzas that are lefty frame locks. The left-hand specific knives are wonderful but, honestly, I prefer ambidextrous knives like the Manix.
TL;DR I find compression locks to be irritating, period.