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In the last issue of the newsletter we included a short survey asking whether people had ever had any problems with knives and asking for your thoughts. Again, we had a huge response and thank you to all of you who took time to participate. Here are some of the comments we received:
I bought a left handed bread knife from your shop several years ago and it is one of the best items I have ever purchased. I can now cut bread in even slices without making a mess of the whole loaf! Cutting a French stick is no problem. I no longer have to ask my husband to cut my bread for me!!
I have no problems cutting bread/food because I've used products from the Anything Left-Handed shop, including knives, for many years. I always use my left-handed bread knife. My left-handed vegetable knives enable me to cut e.g. cucumber straight. Incidentally, my left-handed York style potato peeler is the one implement I'd hate to have to do without. A final word about bread knives - the index finger of my right hand will always bear the scar which is the result of a self-inflicted injury - when I was 7 years old I tried to cut a slice of bread, obviously using a right-handed knife with my left hand, and sliced into my finger instead! ~ Nancy Shepherd, Bahrain
Wow, I had no idea that my problems with cutting softer food like bread came from what side the knife was serrated on! I thought I was just a sloppy cutter in general. I find the same to be true when I try to cut cheese or even tomatoes into slices. What a catharsis to find out that it's not just me and the way I cut! Thank you! ~ Chris, USA
To be honest with you I thought a left-handed knife was just a gimmick (all my knives were right-handed), I thought I was just useless at cutting bread until I read about it on your website and thought I'd give cutting a loaf of bread a try with my right hand instead of my usual left. The difference was startling and now ALL my knives are left-handed.
I think we can safely say IT IS NOT JUST YOU - it is your knives!
You can see some more of the responses on our lefty-knives page
Join in the 13th annual celebration of left-handers superiority!! All year round, we compromise with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them work.
However you choose to celebrate Left-Handers Day - whether it's at home with friends, or with a full-blown display or event in your town - please Click Here to let us know by Email so we can build a list of celebrations happening on the Day. You may even be asked to appear on TV or radio! We need your help to spread the message, and want the world to see that we are proud to be left-handed and a huge number of us are celebrating being a superior minority!
We regret we cannot enter into personal correspondence but your email will be read and considered for possible inclusion in a future newsletter or on our web site.
If you're planning to celebrate Left-Handers Day (which we sincerely hope you are!) then you will need to gather all your precious left-handed pens and gadgets around you, so you can explain to all the right-handers who ask (and believe us, they will....) "What's so different about being left-handed, then?" Then you can adopt a very patient, slightly superior tone (you're allowed - it's your Day) and show them how your left-handed tools work beautifully compared to their rotten right-handed versions.
If you've mislaid your backwards ruler, or your scissors have been swiped don't worry! We're giving you 20% of every Essentials Pack in our range (and they were all discounted already from the individual product prices), so you can invest in the perfect tools for your home, desk, garden and hobby, and display them proudly on Left-Handers Day.
Click here to see the range of packs on offer. Ends on Left-Handers Day 13th August 2005.
We hope you enjoyed the 'Is it just me' and 'lefty knives' surveys and we will be bringing you more great lefty info and offers very soon. Please forward this newsletter to any other lefties you know so they can join in the fun as well.