I don't really buy right-handed locking knives anymore, clip flip or not. I can say I am tempted from time to time but I resist for the most part.
If I didn't have a rule of left-handed knives only, my wife would've probably left me by now and I would be completely broke! lol
Unfortunately, Both Jake and Eric have both decided to not make left-handed knives anymore no matter how much I beg...lol So the lefty A15 and Solo are the last I will get from either of them.
Jake does reversible pocket clips but that's about it. There's only a handful of true lefties out...
The DPx HEST was my first left handed knife but it wasn't enough to scratch that itch so I went custom and have bought little else since. My Stout Tac Wharnie and Hoback A15 scratched that overbuilt itch for me.
Having said that, I still bought a Direware once I found one at a good price...lol
From what I've heard, there is actually a lot to it. Fixtures are custom made to run knife designs and to make lefties, you have to create new fixtures, re-write code, and re-do tool paths not to mention finishing work like cutting lock faces, etc.
It is actually easier for knifemakers who do...
Totally agree. I have come close to pulling the trigger when one or two have come up but I am unwilling to pay what they asked for due to the same reason.
There are too many great makers out there willing to make lefties for me to pay crazy prices for a production knife which is one of the...