Hey Lefty! Here’s How to Switch your Knife’s Pocketclip Position

It’s pretty simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

Being a left-handed knife enthusiast can be frustrating. After all, most knives are designed for right-handed folks by default. Thankfully, many Kershaws make it easy to reverse the clip.

Follow the steps below to make this simple switch. Or you can watch the video above. Either way, you’ll be ready for lefty flipping action in no time.

Step 1: Get the right tools

First, you need a Kershaw knife that has a reversible clip. Not all of them do, but many give you that option. Before you buy a Kershaw, be sure to check the tech specs on the product page. It will include information about pocketclip options. 

You will also need a Torx #6 screwdriver for the pocketclip. Avoid using Allen bits, because the slightly different shape will strip the screw. You can find Torx screws at your local hardware store. For an alternative option, check out Kershaw’s TX-Tool, which includes a T-6 bit.

Use a small Phillips for Kershaw–Emersons. 

Step 2: Time to Unscrew

Use the Torx screwdriver to loosen both screws in the pocketclip. Once they’re loose, remove the screws and the pocketclip.

Step 3: Switch it Up

Align the pocketclip with the holes on the opposite side. Use the screwdriver to insert the clip. Tighten the screws.

Step 4: You’re Done!

The pocketclip is now aligned for left-handed carry. Feel free to clip it in your left pocket. Enjoy your Kershaw!


If you think the pocketclip holes may be stripped, squeeze a drop of blue Loctite onto the screw. Let it sit for up to 24 hours before using the knife.

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