Anything Left-Handed > About Us > Customer comments

Customer comments and testimonials

We try really hard to make all of our customers happy all of the time and when things do occasionally go wrong we do our best to fix them as soon as possible.   We are very grateful to the customer who send us nice comments as it helps us stay committed to doing things better all the time.

It is easy to be selective with customer testimonials, but we DO get a lot of emails from people saying how happy they are with our products and how good our customer service is. We have included a selection here, including some about problems that have later been resolved.


Best testimonial ever?

Dear Sir/madam,
I have just written reviews for the items I purchased, last month, for my 6 year old son. I cannot thank you enough for supplying the tools which have made such a difference to my sons life. I appreciate this may sound a little OTT (over the top) but it's true. He started Year 2 in Sept & was miserable, tearful, began disliking school & not wanting to go. He had dropped into the bottom 3 in his class. I realised his teacher wasn't aware he was left handed & had sat a pupil on his left side. All of a sudden, in Year 2, he's expected to write much more & he was so unhappy.
I helped him at home but couldn't be with him at school to guide him. I saw an episode of Q I & they were showing a new Biro with a kink in it which helped the person hold it. I googled left handed pens & found your website. Here I discovered the mat, the wrist dolphin & the hand writing book. I ordered 1 for school & 1 for home & they've made such a difference.
We were beginning to think my son had dyslexia but it was a simple handwriting issue! He's back to his happy self now & his writing is superb. Thank you. I honestly can't tell you what a difference these writing aids have made.
My very best wishes to you all,
Helen Jones

Just a small email to say thanks for my order – what a great site and products. My little girl (4) feels so much more confident writing and using scissors now! Thanks again, will be shopping again soon.
Lucy W, UK

I have been in business for over 20 years myself and my attention to customer relations I like to think is second to none. It is nice to see that I am not alone!
Thank you Keith, I wish you all the very best
Darren R, UK

They say that any company looks good when everything goes well, it is only when something goes wrong that you find out about that company. My order of left handed knives was missing the bread knife and I contacted customer services at 11:35 on Wednesday 22/02/17. I was dealt with in a very pleasant manner and assured that this would be rectified. Today a replacement knife was delivered by post at 11:15. Less than 24 hours later.
Excellent service, thank you very much and the knives look great. I will continue to use your company and also recommend you.
Euan B, UK

Thank you very much. The parcel arrived today. Very efficient service and the secateurs are exactly as expected, very good quality. I'm very impressed and will recommend your service.
Catherine B, UK

Thank you for this – what fantastic customer service. I'm sure I will be using you a lot over the next few years for my little boy!, Katrina C.


Here is a lovely hand-made card we were sent by 7-year old Abi from the UK:
Testimonial card from Abi age 7
Just to say a BIG thank you for the set we had yesterday. What a difference it made. Mary understood and used the left-handed ruler with ease. The pens were fantastic and how chuffed was she with the pencils and sharpener? Thank you again, that has just made an 8 year old very happy.
Samantha C, UK

I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your excellent website and the fantastic videos about writing. Being a right-hander I have really struggled to understand the difficulties for a left-hander and how to help them. Our school was not at all helpful in giving advice on how I can help my son.
Mrs A-S, UK

I just wanted to say how amazing your service is. I ordered things from Anything Left Handed yesterday and they arrived this morning. I am absolutely shocked at the speed of dealing with orders and thrilled that everything came so quickly. And I am aware that I sound like one of those letters that companies print that sound so artificial, but I really can't get over this.       So, thank you so much for your efficiency.
Rhea W. (Mrs)

“I would like to thank you for the service you provide. It was amazing for me to watch my son who had previously resisted my every attempt at getting him to write his letters. Today he sat with his Write Start book and markers and happily went through page after page. Because I'm not left-handed it's easy for me to forget the obstacles he faces, but I can see that I will likely be using your website in the future to provide left handed gear for my son.'
Celeste Lopez – Ohio USA

“I felt I just had to write to compliment you on your speedy service. I have tried the knives already and now have perfectly straight carrot batons, perfect halves in teacakes, thin straight cucumber slices and no sliced fingers! At this rate I might even get to enjoy cooking! Many thanks.'
Allison Townsend – UK

“My son, aged 8, was delighted to find your parcel waiting for him today. He was thrilled with the pen, and seemed particularly impressed with the ruler! May I take this opportunity to thank you for the VERY prompt processing of my order and for the high quality of goods received.”
Alison Voyle – UK

“I am very pleased with the fountain pen which has already improved my 13 year old daughter's handwriting. I only wish I had discovered you years before.”
J. Trafford – UK

“…I was so pleased and told lots of other people about the fantastic service you gave me!”
H. Forbes  – Canada

“.. we are very satisfied with the goods supplied and the speed of delivery. We will be using your company again as our daughter progresses through school”
D. Reed – USA

“Just to say how pleased I am with my new bread knife…  my son and I can both cut lovely  slices now. It is 1st time I've used Internet shopping which was very good. The parcel arrived very quickly”
Melanie – UK

“I would just like to thank you for the courteous and helpful way in which you dealt with my problem. It is a pleasure to deal with a firm like yours…”
S. Burrow – USA

“Wow… great lefthanders-site! This is one of the best e-shop I've ever seen, even better than our german lefthanders-shop. Froehliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!”
S. Höhn” – Germany

“As a regular to this site I have to say that I am very impressed with it! Seems to be even more leftyness than ever! 7th Heaven! “
Matt – USA

Site of the Week
“Anything Left-Handed store has saved the day with its new-look e-commerce site.”
Internet Magazine

“…the company Anything Left- Handed has helped one group of users – left-handed people – to put pressure on organisations to make their products safer and more comfortable to use…”
Innovation UK, The British Council

“…My six year old daughter is thrilled with the new sharpener and has set about sharpening every pencil in the house!  Many thanks.”
S.Milbank – UK

“I just wanted to say thank you for the prompt delivery of my order. It was so refreshing to receive an item from a proficient company such as yours.
Very many thanks”
Angie – Italy

“…I have only just found out about anything left-handed today, and it has already changed the way I write in a brilliant way.  I am 11 years old and write scruffily and smudge, but I bought a pen and a pencil grip today, and get on with them really well.  Thanks for caring and thinking about the difficulties left-handers have.”
Tina – UK

“I wanted to tell you that my sister, Chrys was thrilled with her presents from your company. The wrapping paper was exceptional and lovely! I will be sending the word about your company to other lefties.”
Kathleen D. MN, USA

“Now that I have shopped on line once, I'll be back!!!”
Gayle C. SC, USA

“Anythingleft-handed is one of the best sites I've been on and your mail order is fantastic – the service is 1st class and other retailers including those on the high street could learn a lot from your company. Best wishes”
Julie M. Belfast, N. Ireland

“I recently bought a multi-purpose knife which I now can't live without! It is wonderful to find out after all these years that I am not inept, but merely using the wrong tools! Thanks,”
Stephanie M. USA

“I received my order today, thanks for checking! I will use your company for all my left- handed needs! THANKS again,”
Joanna B. Cloverdale, USA

“Just want to say thank you for the newsletters and what a great web site you have! The newsletter gives me loads of info. and makes me feel proud of being a lefty.”
Richard S., UK

“Buying left handed scissors from you was one of the best things for my son I have ever done.”
Carrie H., Pendleton, IN, USA

“Keep up the good work, you’re the best site & organisation I’ve ever met”
Kutluhan, Turkey

“My wife is delighted with all the items and will put them to use immediately. Very nice products, good service and great delivery.”

George T., USA


We will try our very best to maintain the standards and service that have led to these comments and many more like them. We hope that we will soon be able to add YOUR comments!
The ALH Team

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

93 comments on “Customer comments
  1. Kathie Gindling says:

    I was so suprised at how many people suffered the same kind trauma as I did.I went to a catholic school and in 2nd grade they were teaching us to write cursive. It didn’t take the nuns long to figure out I was left handed and began to keep me after school trying to “break” me from being handicapped. About a week after this started, my Mom decided to see why I was being kept afterschool. The nuns told her I was handicapped because I wrote left handed and they were working hard to correct it. They didn’t want me to be this way all mylife. My Mom told them that I was not handicapped and I would not be kept after school anymore or she would call the dioscese to report them. It stopped immediatly.

  2. Elise Dee Beraru says:

    This is a reply to Sam about having the gabbai insist you must carry the Torah on your right shoulder. Next time, tell the gabbai that his insistence is minhag from a right handed majority and there is nothing in halacha (Torah or Talmud) that requires this. If s/he can show you where it’s written, then you’ll do it. Otherwise, carry the Torah on whichever shoulder is stronger or more comfortable.

  3. lisa says:

    I am left handed and wish they had these products when I was a kid. they would have helped me but luckily I didn’t have many problems in school but for those who do I am glad you have them available! I may want to get some things like these now!

  4. Chrissie says:

    I think I am ambidextrous, although it could be equally true that I have had to adapt to right handedness, so much, that I don’t know anymore. I feel left handed and feel more comfortable with left handed things. Why are we considered weird? Tin Openers cause me great distress, even those with a 5 year guarantee. I can only use a right handed vegetable peeler. I taught all 3 of my right handed children to tie their shoe laces, and to much hilarity last Christmas, I asked them to show me how they did it. One ties them right handed. One, ties them left handed, to start with, and finishes as a right hander and one – “Yeah, I use Velcro”! My daughter is a newly qualified teacher, and in her very first class, there was a young lad who is left handed. Thanks to your website, and a little advice and some different learning tools, this lad is flourishing! Thank you, so much. And, I’m not weird, just left handed. So there. Nur!

  5. Caroline Curtis says:

    I do not normally write reviews however today I felt compelled to write to you – 1.what an amazing service, I ordered items late on Tuesday and despite it being Christmas, they arrived this morning (Thursday), much to my surprise and excitement.2. The products are simply brilliant, I’ve already been practicing with the yoropen! I’m actually right handed but thought I’d give it a try before giving it to my left handed son.Really comfortable to use.3. The hints and tips for positioning a left handed person are a revelation. Such simple adjustments, I find it hard to believe that these are not implemented in every school. My only regret is that I didn’t find your site sooner. My son is 13, dyslexic and a left hander. He returned to print writing as he found cursive too tiring. Now we have a solution. THANK YOU so much.

  6. Christian Gorayeb says:

    Hi! I just want to say thank you for having this fantastic and very unique shop especially made for left-handers!! My very thoughtful cousin Giselle bought me an exceptional red shirt with a distinctive logo for left-handers when she had her tour to US. I’m so proud of being a left-handers!! God bless!

  7. Linda Clement says:

    Do they make a left handed cell phones? they are all made for righters? Olease let oome kni

  8. Bill Paprota says:

    I enjoy your site and newsletter. You guys do excellent work. Thank you and keep it up! I have a question. I’m left-handed…write left, throw left, bat left, play golf left, eat with fork in left hand, etc. However, I’m right footed, i.e., punt and place kick with right foot, water and snow ski with right foot in lead position. How common is that? To be left dominant in your hand yet right dominant in your legs? Also, I’m right moused! I cannot usr my computer mouse in my left hand….I get all spastic and have no control. How common is that, i.e., to be left handed yet right handed for a few specific things?

    I look forqward to hearing back from you.

    Bill Paprota

  9. Christy Delarber says:

    I work at the county library and to celebrated International Left handed day, I have set up a display of books, movies, and CD’s of famous left handed people. It’s time we acknowledge our day.

  10. Birgeer Winsa says:


    Just one comment. I am left handed and have studied lefhandedness for many years. Chris Mc Manus wrote a book on left and right and claims as many researchers do that all religions “conspire” against lefties, i.e left goes to hell and right to heaven.

    That is not correct. You should state that the Indian hindu book Bhagavadgita and Taoism favour lefties and they will be victorius and liberators. Peace and harmony is in the left and war in the right etc. (ISource: In Swedish Bhagavadgita 1955:page 81, Kinesiska tänkare 1978:page 97, 117).

    Thus, two world religions/philosophies have left as the most important quality. McManus should inform the public of his mistake. Sloppy research.

    Birger Winsa

  11. rebecca lane says:

    I have had a left handed bread knife bought from you as a gift from Mum at least 25yrs ago. It still performs perfectly and my latest partner, also a leftie was amazed at it’s effectivemess. As a tree surgeon he has to work right-handed every day but it has really made him think about the possible safety effects of having the right tool for the job. My schoolfays revelation was a left-handed italic pen! No more detention for smudged essays and the pen did not unscrew it self as I wrote. Marvellous! Many thanks for that.

  12. jackie says:

    I can not over emphasis how excellent the left handed knifes are … about 10 years ago i bought the multi purpose knife, bread knife and chopping knife … they have been used everyday since … even by my right handed family and it has had no effect on the blade … especially the bread knife it still slices through bread without taking chunks out of it ….

    Yesterday i decided to treat myself to a new multi purpose knife (when we are cooking my family always use this knife and i thought i would order my own personal knife … i plan to hid this one) and i ordered a few other knifes.

    I placed the order at 09.09 yesterday morning and today at 10.30 my knifes arrived … now thats what i call good service.

  13. Lynn Robertson says:

    May I suggest you rename the Children’s Sets as “combo 1/2 blue” and “combo1/2 pink,” rather than boy/girl? A lot of us girls prefer blue! Not really a complaint – we just don’t need more stereotyping when we’re already marked as different for being left-handed.

    By the way, got one of your left-handed bread knives years ago and have been raving about it to every left-hander I meet – hope you USA sales have soared! It is SOOO great!

  14. Karen Taylor says:

    i love this shop and have bought various items to make my life better. I was fed up of cutting my hand every time i made dinner until i bought left handed knives BLISS.

    I do a lot of crafting and have bought numerous scissors but what i have really really been looking for is découpage scissors small very sharp so i can fussy cut so please please can you produce some i would love them

  15. Melissa Bjorklund says:


    Thanks for this site! Didn ´t know any of this kind existed. But there are so few poets — may I suggest that you add Susanna Roxman to that list? She has a Wikipedia article of her own. And I happen to know she ´s lefthanded.

    All best wishes,


  16. Len Harris says:

    Thank you for your prompt response to my order for a left-handed Wenger penknife. I had carelessly left my knife in my hand luggage and lost it at the baggage check at Ancona airport. They very decently gave me back its leather case but I didn’t think that the knife was replaceable. I contacted the English suppliers of Wenger knives who told me that it was now out of production. Last attempt Googling came up with “Anything Left-handed” and, lo and behold, a modern version of my old knife. Don’t despair!!

  17. Ann Mac says:

    Placed my order yesterday at 12.19 and had it in my hand at 10.15 am this morning. Gold stars to you. Having 2 left handed grandchildren means often having to replace items as well as keeping an eye out for age appropriate and new innovations so I enjoy getting your news letter and find it helpful

    Thanks Ann Mac

  18. Clara says:

    This website really is fantastic.
    Being a long-suffering left-hander I have often found that it is difficult to take part in everyday activities using right handed products. I do often point out the right handed preferences to my friends, who just don’t understand.
    There has always been an availability of left-handed scissors, but things like the ruler and sherpener are luxuries of which I have never in the past had the privelage of using. Genius. I love being able to use a sharpener easily, and find much humour in the pencils that can only be read when held in the left hand.
    If you think about it, most things are designed, even in small ways, to be used in the right hand. For example, mobile phones. When examining mine I noticed a number of things; The microphone is on the left hand side, so designed to be held against the right ear by the right hand, the camera is also on the left, so wheras a right-hander would have no trouble holding it I find my hand forever covering the lens. Even the strategic placing of the ‘select’ and ‘back’ buttons makes it easier to press the ‘back’ than the ‘select’ button when held in the left hand. This and so many things, such as the shutter button on a camera being on the right, are examples of the way left-handers are forgotten.
    This website has everything that is needed to encourage, support and provide for all those left handers who feel that they are alone in a right-handed world.

  19. Gabby says:

    Also, Eminem is a lefty. Add him on the famous lefty page.

  20. Gabby says:

    Hey, could you add Justin Bieber to the famous lefty page?

  21. Cynthia Wallace says:

    I ordered and received the new can opener. It is very light weight and hard to attach to can, it feels like
    the gears are going to come apart soon! Is there a more heavy duty lefty opener I can purchase?


    • Keith says:

      Hi Cynthia
      Just in case… Make sure you are turning the handle away from you (i.e. pushing the top away from your body with your left thumb) – if you turn it the other way it not work properly and will unscrew the gear mechanism.

  22. Nelly says:

    Great products and great service!

    I am particularly in love with my new wallet, ruler and Stabilo pencil. I received my order in just a week from the date I ordered the products. Thank you for your great customer service, products, and speedy delivery.

    I’ll be back!

  23. Sandi (theblueewe) says:


    I grew up in a loving home with a father who, although born left handed, wrote and did most everything with his right hand. When he attended school in Ontario, Canada the practice was to make the left hander change. My father refused and the teacher whacked the back of his hand with a long ruler breaking his knuckles. He had the requisite cast for 6 weeks and when it was removed he would use his right hand in school and his left hand to do his homework. He became ambidextrous.

    When I was in grade 10 in high school my shorthand instructor decided that it was time I became right handed and tried to force me to change. My father was outraged and took on the instructor in my favour. He did not want what happened to him happen to me. In the end I was allowed to use my left hand but as a result the instructor failed me in that course.

    When I was only 6 years old I decided that I should learn how to knit. My mother, who was right handed tried but all we produced was a great number of tears. There was an English woman living across the hall from us and she said she would have me knitting by noon the next day if my mother would bring me over. Well she had me knitting but right handed. Her theory was that I would be uncoordinated no matter what so I should be able to do it right handed. I thank the day that she taught me to knit backwards to what I am used to because I don’t have to do any changing of patterns.

    Thank you for listening

    Sandi (theblueewe)

  24. Teresa Brownell says:

    I once read that being left handed comes from actually being a twin in utero, and if born singally, the other twin did not survive. Is that true? We have twins in our family history as well as left handedness. When I use my computer at home and at work, I always have the mouse on the left and the mouse buttons switched. The IT people at my work don’t like it when they have to come to my office to fix my computer, because they don’t know how to work the mouse. I like that. Thanks for acknowledging Lefties. WE are often misunderstood.

  25. catherine gadsden says:

    happy left handed day for yesterday all you lefties out there.

  26. Paul Thomassen says:


    Having lost contact with you when you moved from Brewer Street & before I became a “silver surfer”, I came across one of your Left-Handers Notepads today & decided to see what was on the internet.
    What a pleasant surprise to find that you are alive & well.
    I have re-joined the family of Left Handers & look forward to browsing your goods on-line.
    I wish you continuing good luck for the future
    Paul Thomassen

  27. catherine gadsden says:

    wow just joined the lefthaqnded club and feel like l’ve finally come home. so many like minded spirits brill.keep up the marvelous l’m off to brouse for a left handed digital watch,and plague my bank for a left handed cheque book and holder.always knew we we were’t the ‘cacky-handed ones like l was always informed at school,more the chosen ones….have fun..cate.

  28. Sarah says:

    I just wanted to thank you and congratulate you on your fast delivery!!, Ordered a gift late Thursday night, it was on my Doormat by Saturday. Excellent. Will definitely use you guys again / recommend you to a friend

  29. Mark Attwell says:

    Very useful product to get your child to hold a pen or pencil correctly and fun and comfortable. However it was a little short for my 7 year old son so I added a metal ring on the end to increase the length and hence reduce the pencil angle.

  30. Recommendation says:

    I was chatting with our vet today and she told me her daughter’s left handed and struggles using scissors. I recommended your website without hesitation!

Joing the Left Handed Club
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Exclusive special offers
  • Campaigns and awareness


Left-Handed Information