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Exclusive Right Handed Folder?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Brando Flex, May 20, 2019.

  1. Brando Flex

    Brando Flex

    9
    May 27, 2017
    I’m in the market for a new EDC folder.

    I’m right handed and carry tip up, neither of those will change, ever.

    I am bummed out that all I see are scales with tons of holes to adjust the clip into positions I will never require.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    CRK
    Shirogorov
    Strider
     
  3. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Shirogorov
     
  4. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Most Reate and Custom Knife Factory Models.
     
  5. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Why do you care?
    They make them like that because people were bummed out that they didn't have the choice.
     
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  6. spyderg

    spyderg

    599
    Sep 28, 2014
    As a lefty, I can assure you there are many knives from every company out there that do not have extra holes for anything other than right hand carry. I know this because there are dozens of knives that I would otherwise own. I am disappointed but my wallet is relieved. You should have absolutely no issue finding an abundance of right carry only options.
     
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  7. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I mean his phrasing could be a bit more...diplomatic. But I can see the preference since I like the same. It definitely looks better without unneeded clip holes. Hinderer does it well with the tabs were you retain the option but it looks nicer.
     
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  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    655
    Jun 14, 2015
    Giantmouse
    Shiro
    Rockstead
    Crk
    Custom scales for Spyderco
     
  9. Brando Flex

    Brando Flex

    9
    May 27, 2017
    I care about knives and am picky about them.
     
  10. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Fair enough.
    Some models are made to try and accommodate many peoples preferences or requirements.
    Are custom scales like @Grandmaster suggested something you would consider?
     
  11. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    655
    Jun 14, 2015
    The Aramis Akhmedov are impressive
     
  12. Brando Flex

    Brando Flex

    9
    May 27, 2017
    Thanks, I'll take everyone's suggestions under advisement. I custom make all my fixed blades but I could never attempt a folder.

    I am carrying a Sage 1 now and it has the tiniest of accommodations for the lefties.

    By the way, I appreciate southpaws as I am right handed but shoot firearms and pool left handed.
     
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  13. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Or just carry righty folders tip up like this, as I do.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Here's a few I found in front of me on a shelf. Prices range from $3.79 - $400.00, and everything between.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Good set up. Pistol in left hand and right hand ready to knife.

    I’m the same shoot and write left handed but play most sports right. With knives it gets really weird since I prefer some tasks left handed and some tasks right.
     
  16. spyderg

    spyderg

    599
    Sep 28, 2014
    Tried that, but that way the blade can still open as it can’t stay pressed against the seam. Especially when transitioning from sitting to standing, or climbing stairs etc. Not in an area I want it coming open! Also that’s where my keys go.
     
  17. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I love the aesthetics of a folder with a single-position pocket clip. It's not a must-have for me (I won't let it stop me from buying a knife I otherwise love), but it does make me happy.

    Emersons come this way by default, RHTU only. My Spyderco Military and Microtech Socom Elite are single-position clippers are well, but tip-down.

    Of the other knives I've owned, I can only recall the Grayman Satu and Les George VECP having single-position clips.
     
  18. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Honestly I think the whole blade against the seam thing is abit overstated. Especially if the knife has a good detent. I wouldn’t be comfortable carrying a weak detent knife like that.

    Obviously you should only carry as you are comfortable doing so.

    Honestly I find a lefty liner and framelock so slightly easier to unlock left handed than a righty one that I have never bothered to actually buy a lefty folder. Especially since I like to carry on my right side sometimes.
     
  19. Cosmodragoon

    Cosmodragoon

    236
    Jan 1, 2019
    I'm glad that some knives are reversible for all the lefties out there. At the same time, I prefer the looks and sometimes the feel of those that aren't. I especially dislike the look of those little screw plates some companies use to fill the unused recess.

    Over the last few months, my casual EDC has been a Civivi Naja. It's a wonderful slicer. It's comfortable in hand. The clip is not reversible.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. spyderg

    spyderg

    599
    Sep 28, 2014
    Not a fan of weak detents but even knives with pretty decent detents can pop open given the right or I guess wrong conditions. Buddy of mine was carrying his PM2 tip down right carry and it left him a very nasty and deep gash in his leg. He has now switched the same knife to tip up against the seam and not had any more incidents. For me tip up against the seam is the safest and easiest to use.
    I have no issues using “right handed” knives but if I can’t carry it left tip up, I dont even look at them anymore. (Unless it’s a slipjoint which gets tossed in my back pocket).
     

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