nugi wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Cambertree wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 am
Thanks for the reviews.
These look like great and super useful designs. Unfortunately they're another one to to file under that list, when perusing the catalogue every year: 'nice knife, probably would've bought one, but they're designed for right handers only.'
So, my question for those who have one is - If a southpaw were to forget about clip carry, and just use one as a glovebox or backpack tool, would they work at all for left handed deployment and handling?
I'm not left-handed but have no problem deploying all three tools left-handed, I do have a little difficulty disengaging the lock with my left hand but it's doable
Great, I appreciate the response Nugi, thank you. Based on your analysis, I'll put one of these on the buy list, and check it out.
I figure I can always gift it to a right handed friend or family member if it doesn't work well in practice. (I love giving Spyderco knives to friends and family members who need to use knives for their daily work or chores, but have never used a good one before. It usually triggers a Spyderco obsession, LOL.)
Looking at Eric's interviews on this Clipitool line, and reading Sal's comment above, it seems that Spyderco are keen to keep evolving the concept and tools, which is exciting to hear.
Do you guys in the US use can openers much? Here in Australia, cans are nearly all ring pull pop tops, requiring no tools to open. I would have thought it would be the same over there.
As corkscrews were mentioned too, I'll add that they're pretty much a redundant tool here too. Screwtops are pretty much universal on wine bottles. I do keep an SAK Huntsman on hand to use the corkscrew as a knot unpicker, but that's about the only time I've used the tool for years now.
Bottle top openers/caplifters on the other hand get a LOT of regular use!