What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

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What is your dominant hand

Left hand
30
21%
Right hand
107
74%
Ambidextrous
7
5%
 
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What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby pantagana23 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:45 pm

Statistics say that left handed population worldwide is approximately 10%.

As a left handed person, I am curious how many of those 10% would be prone to carry foldable or fixed blade knives, as left handers have also different regions of brain as dominant.

I am curious to how many of you use both hands without preference also.

I believe this hand dominance could best be tested when writing on paper.

So, what say you?

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Postby James Y » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:55 pm

I clicked on right-handed, which I am for writing and eating, but I throw a ball and other things equally (and sometimes better) left-handed. Going a bit OT, I'm completely ambidextrous in striking with my hands. As far as operating a knife, I am definitely right-handed, but a few years ago when I wasn't able to use my right hand properly for months due to an injury, I discovered that the left hand adapts to many things quickly, through necessity. When I started using my right hand again, it felt 'weird' until I got used to it again.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:56 pm

Fun and interesting idea! (Voted right btw)
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby prndltech » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm

I write left handed... so I voted left. I do most everything else right handed, I carry and use a knife like a right handed person. Where’s the option for confused folks?

Also... the other 2 technicians at work are left handed...
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Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm

I'm definitely right-handed (and voted that way) but I'll often use a knife in my left hand.
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm

prndltech wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm
I write left handed... so I voted left. I do most everything else right handed, I carry and use a knife like a right handed person. Where’s the option for confused folks?
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Ambidextrous ?
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Postby Enactive » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:35 pm

Cool idea. I am right handed but ambi with my feet (soccer, skiing, climbing, running etc.) My whole right side is usually slightly stronger. Semi ambi with knife opening and closing, almost exclusively cut with knife in right hand. I am highly sympathetic to lefties.

Once the sample is over 40 we have more robust results. Unfortunately we have no accounting for self-selection in participation. Curious to see the results grow.
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Ric » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 pm

I am right handed but I am opening and closing my knives with both hands.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby prndltech » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:20 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm
prndltech wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm
I write left handed... so I voted left. I do most everything else right handed, I carry and use a knife like a right handed person. Where’s the option for confused folks?
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Ambidextrous ?
I don’t really count that as ambi... I mean I guess...
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby tbdoc4kids » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:21 pm

I am definitely right-handed, but can write with my left thanks to a broken arm when I was in school. I also prefer to hit left-handed playing baseball.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:17 pm

Right handed. But also left eye dominant. Woe is me.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby bearrowland » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:20 pm

Me too, along with using my knife left handed.
Otherwise I'm all right 😁
prndltech wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm
I write left handed... so I voted left. I do most everything else right handed, I carry and use a knife like a right handed person. Where’s the option for confused folks?

Also... the other 2 technicians at work are left handed...
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Mattysc42 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:25 pm

Completely ambidextrous. Drumming helps a lot with training ambidextrousness.
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby The Deacon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm

I voted ambidextrous because I'm "somewhat" ambidextrous. I can do most things with either hand but, in many cases, can do them more efficiently with one than the other. When I was a kid I could write equally well with either hand, but now use just my right, I can open and close folding knives more fluidly with my left hand, but can cut just as well with either and will switch hands if one gets tired. I normally shoot rifles, shotguns, and target pistols right handed because I have a right master eye, but can draw and shoot defensive pistols both faster and more accurately left handed, so I carry on my left side.
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Evil D » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:09 pm

I was told I was born a southpaw but raised righty. I can do some things left handed but using a knife isn't one of them.
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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby jpm2 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:44 pm

No confusion here, right dominant from head to toe.

Interesting thing to me - All the males in my wife's family (her parents and siblings) are left handed, all females right. Of all their children, the females are left handed, males right. All the grand children so far are left handed, 3 girls & 2 boys.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 pm

I voted left, but tend to be ambidextrous.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:41 pm

I'm right handed in writing. But I'm 100% ambidextrous in all other things(guns, golf, baseball, etc.) So, when it comes to knives I'd say Ambi.

No matter which hand I'm using to shoot with I'm left eye dominant. I'm all mixed up!

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby RustyIron » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:24 pm

Left handed.

Right eye dominant.
Handguns, left handed.
Long guns, right handed.
Fight, either.

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Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Postby sal » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 pm

I'm right handed and Gail is left handed. That's why we created left handed knives from the onset.

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