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How old to get first swiss army knife

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by ssmtbracer, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Cervantes

    Cervantes Loaded Pockets

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    Well, now that I have kiddos and I know how they are...my 4 year old will not get one till 8.
     
  2. vivek16

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    Yeah, don't get them one if they're constantly putting things in their mouths. :p I think at some point, you just have to take the chance. Once they cut themselves, they'll be more careful.
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  3. muskrat72

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    I remember buying one myself when I was 9. However, my oldest son is 8 and its going to be a few years before that little ADHD brat gets one. :slap:
     
  4. michoi

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    dont get him 1 till he proves responsable and your missis agrees because i know having knifes isnt worth it if your mom dosent stop complainign
     
  5. getpower

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    ADHD is exactly the reason why my 16 year old brother isn't responsible enough to handle the responsability of having any multitool or knife.
     
  6. crossroads

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    Don't worry mate, you're not alone, at least not completely. I handled a knockoff SAK when I was about 10, which turned me off pocket knives immediately. Parents weren't at all interested in giving me a knife, and it was only until last year when I was 19 that I was sucked into CPF, which went to EDCF, and subsequently Bladeforums. Bought a SAK Farmer shortly after joining the forums.
     
  7. Cervantes

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    You know, I'm 34 and I managed to gouge my index finger with a stiletto Cold Steel triple action folder. I
    'm blaming my 4 year old since her running into the street after a butterfly prompted me to divert my attention from a piece of staff work that I was trying to finish...with the wrong tool... :brickwall:
    Does Tonka make knives?
     
  8. GiveMeLight

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    Third grade - so around age 8. And I have carried a knife of some sort almost every day since then including to school, which is a huge no-no in US society today.
    Agree about the comments regarding maturity of the child.
     
  9. jag-engr
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    Me too. My dad gave me an old Buck that he had.


    I once took a shop class and we were supposed to bring an Old-Timer-style pocket-knife to school. Now that same school requires no more than three inches of slack in your pant leg at the knee and mesh or other see-thru backpacks... :(

    I never intentionally carried a knife to any school that prohibited it - the key word being intentionally.
     
  10. minusworld

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    I was very young when I got my first knife, which was a Swiss Army Knife (I don't remember what age) I did not use it a lot but took it to campouts.
     
  11. Tango 191

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    I believe i was about 10 my dad went to conventions and they gave out knives, among other things, (pre 9/11) I remember getting my hands on a 3 inch all metal lock back knife with some medical company's name on it, that i carried everywhere.........till i lost it in a trade with a friend over something stupid :) O well
     
  12. echo63

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    I can remember "borrowing" one of dad's knives (an old timer, stockman) when i was around 10-12, he found out and traded it for a different knife (which i still have somewhere - he also still has the old timer)

    my grandparents gave me a 111mm sak when i was around 12-13, for christmas, but it was stolen when i was around 20.
    my brother was given a sak around the same time, so he would have been around 10-11, he still has his (although it has seen barely any use in that time)
     
  13. johnnywest

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    Victorinox sells a knife called "My first Victorinox" or perhaps "my first swiss army knife"

    It is intended to be a kid friendly 1st pocket knife. I saw one on Amazon recently.
     
  14. gadgetguy35

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    My dad gave me my first SAK at 6. It was a classic, and the very first cut was my left index finger. I then learned how to test sharpness and never repeated the accident.
     
  15. Dr. Bahn

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    I got my first Vic, a SwissChamp, when I was 5 for christmas! :)