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mano
12-11-2011, 06:24 AM
A lot of knives (in this case Carbonext) have blades with a 60/40 bevel. Would any of you lefties pay extra for the left handled version?

If it's not acceptable, how hard would it be to re-sharpen it to 50/50?

Peco
12-11-2011, 07:36 AM
I'm not a pro but changing the bevel from 60/40 to 50/50 should not take more than a few minutes.

Pensacola Tiger
12-11-2011, 07:43 AM
A lot of knives (in this case Carbonext) have blades with a 60/40 bevel. Would any of you lefties pay extra for the left handled version?

If it's not acceptable, how hard would it be to re-sharpen it to 50/50?

You likely won't be able to tell the difference when using a 60/40 versus a 50/50.

kalaeb
12-11-2011, 11:27 AM
I sharpen mine around 60\40ish and my wife ,who is a lefty, has no issues.

tk59
12-11-2011, 11:32 AM
+1 to what everyone else said. Tiny bevels at the edge aren't a big deal and are easily altered. It's the overall blade geometry that can be an issue.

mano
12-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Thanks, that's the answer I was hoping for.

Lefty
12-11-2011, 02:15 PM
This is a little late, but you should be good to go at 60/40, but if you notice it, a quick extra minute or two on the left hand side will fix it right up.

Dave Martell
12-11-2011, 03:12 PM
If a right handed 60/40 knife is thin bladed (laser) then it's almost always OK for a lefty to use.

Like Lefty pointed out some extra time working the left side is what will help if there is a problem.