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Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby pantagana23 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am

One thing I appreciated most about value folders line was the design, going from the handle shape, to blade being completely usable (no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short, and even then you need usable blade length more than ever).


Looking at Ambitious, Persistence, Efficient, Tenacious and Resilience, IMO all have a design to drool at.

For years I was waiting and hoping a lefty sprint run would come up, or perhaps a lockback version of these, making it usable for me.

My questions would be to lefties here first (as you would be potential buyers of these), would you be interested in lefty linerlock or lockback version if it came up?

Depending on you response, my question to the guys in Spyderco would be if this would be feasible (please say yes :D ).

Thank you for your time.

Left handers, please support!

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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby BornIn1500 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:54 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am
no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 pm

BornIn1500 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:54 pm
pantagana23 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am
no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short
Welcome to the club. :D
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:41 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am

My questions would be to lefties here first (as you would be potential buyers of these), would you be interested in lefty linerlock or lockback version if it came up?
I am not a lefty, but would totally support the lockback-version-idea!! For one it's my favorite and really the same for lefties and righties...
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby spyderg » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:11 pm

As a lefty, I’ve never had any issue using a “right handed” lock. As long as I can carry left tip up I’m good. Having said that, I do own a couple “left handed” knives and like the idea of more knives in general,lol! Always interested in a good knife from Spyderco and agree that expanding the value line up is a good idea.
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby fanglekai » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm

pantagana23 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am
One thing I appreciated most about value folders line was the design, going from the handle shape, to blade being completely usable (no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short, and even then you need usable blade length more than ever).


Looking at Ambitious, Persistence, Efficient, Tenacious and Resilience, IMO all have a design to drool at.

For years I was waiting and hoping a lefty sprint run would come up, or perhaps a lockback version of these, making it usable for me.

My questions would be to lefties here first (as you would be potential buyers of these), would you be interested in lefty linerlock or lockback version if it came up?

Depending on you response, my question to the guys in Spyderco would be if this would be feasible (please say yes :D ).

Thank you for your time.

Left handers, please support!
In the meantime, try the Byrd Cara Cara 2. I've been carrying one for a few weeks and it's held up great.

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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby GiftedMisfit » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:04 pm

I've never really had an issue with any right handed lock as a lefty either. However I do kind of hope that somewhere down the line I could purchase a 'higher' end knife specifically for lefties a ti frame lock would be awesome. Paysan only right. Drunken only right. Something like the sage 2 would be amazing made for a lefty.

My lefty PM2 is my favourite knife - s30v and all.
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:18 pm

I know it is not a budget knife, but here is the king of lefty knives:
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Military--7164

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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:15 pm

spyderg wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:11 pm
As a lefty, I’ve never had any issue using a “right handed” lock. As long as I can carry left tip up I’m good. Having said that, I do own a couple “left handed” knives and like the idea of more knives in general,lol! Always interested in a good knife from Spyderco and agree that expanding the value line up is a good idea.
i am the same. i am left handed mostly. i have grown up using liner locks (right handed) and many other types and now i have many more types of locks. i learned how to use the lock left handed and never had an issue before. i have never owned a dedicated left hand knife so i dont know, but like i said i have never had an issue.
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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby pantagana23 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:18 pm
I know it is not a budget knife, but here is the king of lefty knives:
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Military--7164

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I don't really care if it's budget line or not, the design of budget line knives is why I'm asking this.

Para2 is way to big for my needs, and Para3 lefty is what I'm waiting for, but remember Sal saying some time back that it's not in the plans.

I see guys commenting they can use right handed liner/frame locks. Yes, that's not a problem. But wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to either dig your finger from the "wrong" side or open it with right to switch it to your left hand?

And btw, this is the ultimate emperor of knives :D

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Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

Postby GiftedMisfit » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:54 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:18 pm
I know it is not a budget knife, but here is the king of lefty knives:
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Military--7164

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Thanks Doc. I'm now looking into buying that beauty. I've always wanted a military model. Can't believe I overlooked the lefty version.
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