Baby’s First Knife!

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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby danno50 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 am

I think your thoughts on the matter are right on, Ann. I have had a knife in my pocket since I was 6 years old. At recess, starting in Grade One, we would pull out our pocket knives and play stretch and chicken. I went through many single blade Richards and cheap wood handled German made pocket knives in my youth, all mostly spear blades.
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 am

I never thought I’d the Opinel. That’s a fantastic choice for a first knife.
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 am

Victorinox has made a single blade knife, thin sharp blade but perfectly round at the tip. Little kids tend like to hold a knife and wave it around in the air. Poking themselves or someone else or the cat with a pointy tip is a risk. The round end on this SAK blade is safe. Plus it spreads PB very well and is sharp enough to slice paper.
I had a few. If i can find one i will post a picture.
Calvin is that a picture of you with the chaps ?
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby eveled » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:09 am

Easy enough to round off the tip on whatever knife you choose.

I still have my first knife it is a 4 blade SAK from the 50’s I believe. My dad broke of the tips of both blades before he gave it to me.

In fact I still have a scout knife his uncle gave him again with broken off tips. That one is a real shame. Beautiful bone handles the spear point is turned into a coping blade. I think it is a Dwight Devine. Don’t quote me. I’ll dig it out and check my memory later.

A SAK is a great choice for a first knife too. The original MacGiver was inspired by my childhood. I thought I could fix anything with that knife.

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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:42 pm

I could not find the single blade knife with rounded tip, but i did find this 3 blade example: rather nice too, very useful too with the saw blade.
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm

None of these kids are mine! I would rather have Baby's First Handgun, but this is a knife site. :D
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:46 pm

This kid is 'mine'. Taken 10 years ago with Tom Krein "Bulldog" knife and hat.
Note, as a careful father i made sure she had her snow boots on in case she dropped the knife. Taking her to hospital with her toes in a bag would have caused too many problems. :shock:
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Re: Baby’s First Knife!

Postby Old Folder » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 pm

Great post Ann.
Our first born was in June 1976, she will be 43 in a few days ::ds::
I remember asking Mom to wait until July 4th to make her a official Bicentennial Baby. She would have nothing to do with that.
However, many Bicentennial gifts were purchased and received, to include many Hallmark First Edition ornaments, American Bicentennial Coins, etc.
Unfortunately, I was just a few short years of becoming a pocket knife collector. ::teary_eyes::

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