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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. I wish I would have seen this post amd comments first. My 8 yearvold boy just picked up the Gerber and the locking mechanism is way too stiff for him to operate.

  2. I am eight I have a pocket nife I am good with it but you still should watch the kid to see if her or she talks about killing and stuff

  3. The gerber is a great knife, but the locking mechanism is very stiff and would probably be too difficult for an 8 year old to readily manage.

  4. I use a benchmade at age 13… I may have problems

  5. i use little fishing knifes those are good beginner knifes

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

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

  7. Chinese knives are cheap knives. Cheap knives are dangerous knives.

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

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