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Good knife for an 8-year-old

Q. I want to buy a pocketknife for my 8-year-old nephew. He has just started a pocketknife collection and has about 8 knives. Can you recommend a good knife for a boy that age?
— Aunt Debra, Houston, Texas

A. You must be a cool aunt to be buying your nephew a knife! Will you be my auntie too? OK, seriously, good knives for an 8-year-old? Here are two that I think he’d be sure to dig:

BSA Official Cub Scouts Pocket Knife ($19.99; You just can’t go wrong with the official Cub Scouts pocketknife! It’s got a stainless steel 2¼”-long blade with a flat head screwdriver, cap lifter and punch blade folded inside.

Gerber Mini Paraframe ($16.26; This folding knife has an open stainless steel handle, which makes it both lightweight (just 1.4 ounces) and cool-looking! The 2.22”-long locking blade is high carbon stainless steel with a fine edge and it comes with a handy pocket clip too.

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8 Comments on Good knife for an 8-year-old

  1. TheCoolkid // May 21, 2015 at 10:57 am // Reply

    I use a swiss army knife and i handle it with care

  2. Chinese knives are cheap knives. Cheap knives are dangerous knives.

  3. i hope he likes it. Those look like great beginner knives!


  5. If your going to buy a knife for a Cub Scout, nothing is cooler to him than a Cub Scout logo knife. At this age its more about the looks than the quality. There’s plenty of time for them to get a better quality knife later; let them be kids first.

  6. I think a 8 year old boy would love it😊

  7. Maybe a pocket knife or a smith and Weston depends on how mature the nephew is

  8. Boyscout720 // June 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm // Reply

    Hey, I am 13 and I would get him the Berber compact scout. It is small, locks, and folds,. I Widdles great, and it’s not big and dangerous. Honestly, I would get him no knife, but if he is collecting, get him this

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