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What’s not right for left handers? 736

No Life Club Posts: 4,413
What’s not right for left handers?
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:26:45 PM »
A couple of us lefties think we need to share our experiences of living in a right-hand dominant world...from a SAK and MT perspective.

It’s sometimes interesting to see things from the “other hand”  :)

To get the ball rolling, here are a few left field considerations, just looking at my Pioneer X:

When using the blade the scale logo faces away from me. Nail nicks favor holding the SAK in the right hand and using the left thumb nail. Tin opener requires awkward hand arrangement to go anti-clockwise if held in the left hand. With scissors, I have to look over the top to see the exact cut line.

So now I just need to commission Victorinox to manufacture 10k mirrored Pioneers. Or will these end up being left overs?  :pok:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,485 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 11:34:34 PM »
Funny.  :think:
Since Victorinox put the nail nick on the PX scissors on the opposite side from the way it is on the celidor models, I thought it might be better for left handed people to open.  ;)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 11:38:50 PM »
True! We have a win there  :hatsoff:

(Edit: I knew there was something I left out.)

But the scissors still cross over the wrong way  :pok:
No Life Club Posts: 3,887
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 12:47:51 AM »
True! We have a win there  :hatsoff:

(Edit: I knew there was something I left out.)

But the scissors still cross over the wrong way  :pok:
Give the Spirit scissors a try.  :whistle:
As a right handed person I find Vic's approch to OHO to be backwards.  The OHO blade is always on the far side of the handle from my right thumb unlike all my other OHO's where it is right next to my thumb.  the liner locks also seem to be left hand oriented.  Does it work any better for a lefty?

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Hero Member Posts: 766
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 12:55:05 AM »
Give the Spirit scissors a try.  :whistle:
As a right handed person I find Vic's approch to OHO to be backwards.  The OHO blade is always on the far side of the handle from my right thumb unlike all my other OHO's where it is right next to my thumb.  the liner locks also seem to be left hand oriented.  Does it work any better for a lefty?

oh...this is going to be good...


 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Full Member Posts: 176
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 01:00:22 AM »
Thanks for the thread.....   :drink:


On leatherman MTs the oho does not apply.   I think the free series might  address it to some degree,  we'll see.

Serrated edges are backwards for us.   


I'll add to more when i get a chance.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,887
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 01:27:07 AM »
oh...this is going to be good...


 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

 :iagree:

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
No Life Club Posts: 3,887
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 02:20:35 AM »

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No Life Club Posts: 1,222 Ride the Music
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 03:26:26 AM »
111 OHO are better for lefties. Easy one-hand close with the left hand but not the right.
130 OHO (Wenger/Vic Delemont New Rangers) are right-handed.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,222 Ride the Music
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 03:50:40 AM »
Wenger used to make SAKs specifically for lefties:

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No Life Club Posts: 3,887
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 04:22:58 AM »
111 OHO are better for lefties. Easy one-hand close with the left hand but not the right.
130 OHO (Wenger/Vic Delemont New Rangers) are right-handed.

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 :facepalm:

No you didn't.  :twak: :twak:

Now I'm going to have to find one.
 :facepalm:
Already spotted a couple of Rangergrip 78's   :drool: :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,837 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 01:03:06 PM »
A couple of us lefties think we need to share our experiences of living in a right-hand dominant world...from a SAK and MT perspective.

It’s sometimes interesting to see things from the “other hand”  :)

To get the ball rolling, here are a few left field considerations, just looking at my Pioneer X:

When using the blade the scale logo faces away from me. Nail nicks favor holding the SAK in the right hand and using the left thumb nail. Tin opener requires awkward hand arrangement to go anti-clockwise if held in the left hand. With scissors, I have to look over the top to see the exact cut line.

So now I just need to commission Victorinox to manufacture 10k mirrored Pioneers. Or will these end up being left overs?  :pok:



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,837 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 01:04:31 PM »
True! We have a win there  :hatsoff:

(Edit: I knew there was something I left out.)

But the scissors still cross over the wrong way  :pok:



 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Just Bananas Posts: 71,037
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 02:59:51 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :like:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 04:19:09 PM »
I’m pleased no one’s left behind on this thread  :facepalm:

But seriously, I need to look for one of those lefty SAKs  :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,837 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 04:26:46 PM »
I’m pleased no one’s left behind on this thread  :facepalm:

But seriously, I need to look for one of those lefty SAKs  :like:

I know, right?

 :whistle:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 04:39:46 PM »
Oh no...just now this will be another ‘wrong’ thread.  :facepalm:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,837 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 04:49:24 PM »
Oh no...just now this will be another ‘wrong’ thread.  :facepalm:

Sorry, my bad...

 :-\

Show content
I should have left it alone...

 :whistle:

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 04:51:20 PM »
 :rofl:
Just Bananas Posts: 71,037
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2019, 04:53:48 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
Full Member Posts: 176
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2019, 09:45:20 PM »
This is a follow up from my last previous post ....... as you can see from the pictures OHO on leatherman does not apply.
Just Bananas Posts: 71,037
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2019, 09:48:48 PM »
That can be very annoying  :(

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Full Member Posts: 176
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »
I not even going to discuss liner locks till I get some pics.   :tu:
Just Bananas Posts: 71,037
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2019, 09:53:10 PM »
 :popcorn:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,222 Ride the Music
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2019, 09:53:54 PM »
Wouldn't it be a simple matter to take the LM apart and rearrange the tools to be leftie-friendly?

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No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2019, 09:54:48 PM »
This is a follow up from my last previous post ....... as you can see from the pictures OHO on leatherman does not apply.

Yup. And I tried to swap around the blades on my Wave but the machining for the lock is then wrong.  :(
No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2019, 09:56:28 PM »
Wouldn't it be a simple matter to take the LM apart and rearrange the tools to be leftie-friendly?

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(Tried. Comment above)
No Life Club Posts: 1,222 Ride the Music
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2019, 10:05:27 PM »
I not even going to discuss liner locks till I get some pics.   :tu:
Here are some.
111 OH Close (lefthanded)


130 has a button to release, and it's on the right side.



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No Life Club Posts: 4,413
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2019, 10:27:28 PM »
Yes. The only 111mm I have is also Left friendly.  :iagree:

Not sure if all 111mm liner locks are like this?  :dunno:

Liner lock engages from the right, so very natural to close with left hand (gives right handers an idea of what it’s like for us to use ‘normal’ liner locks)  :tu:
Full Member Posts: 176
Re: What’s not right for left handers?
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2019, 10:30:39 PM »
nice pics andy.... To be honest I do not own any victorinox lock blades. The other makers out there I own are kind of annoying ....but over time I have gotten used to them, some are  harder to close than others.

 

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