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JakeSizzle
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Jan 15, 2019
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I would have been on board with this if it was a bit smaller and AVAILABLE IN LEFT HANDED CARRY. Massdrop you listened with the Thresher and then put your earmuffs back on and then I guess logistics halted that option on this drop. Oh well, I get to keep my $250 this time.
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Jan 15, 2019
DirkMcGurt
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Jan 16, 2019
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Maybe Pro-Tech or the boys can mill in the clip mounts on the other scale for us lefties?
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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HEY JAKE THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK oh wow sorry for yelling, I had my earmuffs on there for a second. JK, we did ask about this but the minimum order that Pro-Tech could do in a lefty version is 300pcs. We know that about 15% of orders are lefty when we offer them, so that would mean we'd have to expect 2000+ pieces to be sold, and we're only offering 600 in this first run. If this proves to be a popular model, it's feasible that we could add a lefty version in the future. We'll continue to press for this whenever possible, thanks for the reminder. CC: @Dredgerie @DoubleE @DirtMcGirt
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Jan 16, 2019
JakeSizzle
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Jan 16, 2019
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Fair enough, I can't be mad about real world logistics limitations like that!
Jan 16, 2019
svtcobra00
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Jan 16, 2019
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Jonas, could us lefties at least get the clip on the left side? Even if they just tapped a couple of screw holes so we could move the clip to the other side. I could deal with the button being on the “Wrong” side. 😂
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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If it were that easy, I'm sure they would. There's a footprint milled into the scale so that it sits flush, which would have to be added to the left side (and removed from the right side). Maybe in the future.
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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Happy to explain, sorry it's not possible on this first run but thanks for your expressing your understanding!
Jan 16, 2019
DoubleE
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Jan 16, 2019
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Or... How about asking the designers to come up with an ambidextrous version. Then you'd have 15% more potential customers. I would more appreciate drops for ambidextrous knives in general--so many of the drops are for right handed frame locks, not a great option for lefties even if the clip is moveable.
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Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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That's a good solution when it works. We're certainly aware of this desire from left-handed members, or just people who like to carry in a left pocket; we see roughly the same discussion play out in every drop for a knife that is righty-only. Knives that we have made lefty/ambi/reversible so far include: Falcon, Crux, Gent, Buc, Dao, Dogtooth, Keen, Thresher, and Perpetua. Considerations include: extra holes that 85% of people don't want on the 'show' side of their handles, minimum order quantities, cost and complexity of manufacturing, and the complexity of ordering and stocking 2x the number of SKUs. While it is true that, when we offer them we see 15% of sales left-handed, it is also true that many knife nuts who happen to be lefty learn to get comfortable using their right hand for them because they don't want to be limited in this way and buy the righty version anyway - so it's not necessarily +15% in sales. However, I do think if the whole knife world knew that Massdrop was the place where they could choose from any model in left-hand version, we might even see more than 15% - hard sayin not knowin. As we continue to grow, I expect that minimum orders will become less of an issue, so you can expect to see more in the future - maybe even on the Mordax.
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Jan 16, 2019
CounterAtavist
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Jan 16, 2019
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“If you build them, Jonas, they will come. They will most definitely come.” —Charles “Slicey” Mann, Field of Blades
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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@R_Baker @rickt-va welcome to the party
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 16, 2019
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@Babyboomer you're not alone, here's the lefty thread.
Jan 16, 2019
R_Baker
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Jan 16, 2019
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I'll tell you what - I'll give it a try and see. I really like the knife (assuming the blue textured is still available), and I've liked the FF knives I've gotten from you in the past (even buying a second of one of them to give as a gift).
Jan 16, 2019
R_Baker
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Jan 16, 2019
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So I went ahead and did it. I'm pretty sure I can remove the clip :)
Jan 16, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Jan 17, 2019
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Sweet, thanks for giving it a shot! Please let us know how it goes once you've had a chance to carry it a bit.
Jan 17, 2019
MinistrOfJustiz
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Jan 23, 2019
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Add me to the pile of lefties who want one.
Jan 23, 2019
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