Why I'm not surprised?
Anyway... Those who, in the last few years, have not learned what Corporations are capable
to do (with the help of many, of course), probably never will.
I even detected a (hidden?) legal action threat against the OP a few posts ago... Amazing. Really amazing.
Simple answer... it was decided most people just throw away the lefty clip and since material cost were spiraling out of control the additional clip was removed. This decision was made by the original Cold Steel team prior to the acquisition, however, we also agreed with their decision and did not add the lefty clip back in.
This does not make any sense. Not for a westerner of the "original Cold Steel team". After all, here, in the West, we have
our share of left handed people: about 10 percent. It's not a negligible portion of the market. Obviously, the new owners had the right to feel and think (and do business) differently.
Surveys of Chinese students since the 1980s report that less than 1% are left-handed. This is an extraordinarily low number given the generally accepted view that between 10 and 12% of humans are left-handed. Are there actually very few left-handers in China and, if so, why? A number of...
Tell me about damage control... A million left handed clips giveaway could not undo the self-inflicted damage done here. But please keep them flowing anyway, it's the bare minimum you can do.