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First knife for my son, what was your sons knife (pictures), or your first knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by swany66675, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. swany66675
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    So as Christmas is right around the corner, I'm looking for a first knife for my son.

    I would prefer small fixed or lock blade, I have no preference for lock type just has to be workable by my 7 year old. I would prefer a blade under 3", with a useable shape for general hunting, skinning, and utility work.

    I had kicked around the idea of a boker nano but the blade shape isn't practical for our intended use.

    So the budget is $50 and under, and I don't want to debate what a little more money could be. It's for a kid, I hope it last forever but understand it may only survive a few seasons.

    Thank you
    Swany
     
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  2. cowsmilk

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    How about a good used minigrip?
     
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    how bout a parker jotter with a razor blade taped to it?
     
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    That may work, but I think I would like to hear suggestions for new knives to. That way I'm not hoping something used comes up at the right price at the right time.
     
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    the Buck 110 is always a good knife for a first knife for a kid .
     
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    I'd start him out with a Mora 511. Fixed blade, sturdy and has a finger guard. Will last a long time, he can learn sharpening and if he were to lose it, well you're not out a lot of $$.
     
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    I second the mora for a first knife for fixed blade (if that gets lost, you can replace it for 14 bucks with another one).
     
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    EKA makes some locking folders in that price range, you could always check KSF and see if they have something suitable (Swede 10/Swede 8 or something maybe).
     
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    EKA Knives - Swede 10 - Black Proflex Handle


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    $55.21 In Stock: 6

    Product Description

    No matter your profession or hobby the SWEDE 10 will fill your needs. With its sturdy drop point blade and secure locking mechanism, the uses are endless.
    PROFLEX™ handle for its sure-grip properties under stressed conditions.
    Included is a rugged black nylon belt sheath with snap closure.

    FEATURES:
    - Polished finish
    - Concave/hollow ground blade
    - Textured thumb grip on blade back
    - Ergonomic handle design
    - Deep ground crescent nail mark

    FEATURES:
    - Polished finish
    - Concave/hollow ground blade
    - Textured thumb grip on blade back
    - Ergonomic handle design
    - Deep ground crescent nail mark

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    - Blade Steel: Sandvik 12C27
    - HRC: 57-59
    - Handle Materials: PROFLEX™
    - Blade length: 90 mm / 3.54”
    - Total length: 210 mm / 8.27”
    - Blade thickness: 2.8 mm / 0.11”
    - Closed: 4.7” / 119 mm
    - Total weight: 130 gram / 4.59 oz
     
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    found that on KSF... they have an orange handle for same price. They ship free and lightening fast. Everytime I order knives from them I get them in 3 days max.
     
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    Mora:D Sounds to me like a great first knife:)
     
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    The problem the buck 110/112 is the amount of pressure on some that it requires to work the release. Other then that they great, I lean towards the buck alpha derado unfortunately my son can't work the liner lock its that stiff.
     
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    If you have the option, carry him to a store and let him handle a few. If not the Mora #1 comes to mind.
     
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    I have to keep the surprise factor. I have him convinced he isn't old enough, so dragging him around will clue him in. I let him use my knives and he is doing very well with them. Think Boy Scout totin chip rules as for our rules of use.


    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
     
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    That's great, I'm sure he will be surprised and will cherish it. I gave my nephew his first knife, a Camillus Cub Scout with liner lock.
     
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    If he knows how to handle a knife, a Mora is gonna be hard to beat as a first fixed blade. I wish my dad would have given me one as my first for sure!

    Sent from my VS930 4G using Tapatalk 2
     
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    A Mora with a fire steel will give him reason to brush up on his firem'n chit too.:D
     
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    Totin chip rules work for safe firearms handling to, the things they teach. Make some into better men.
     
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