Great 1st Knife for Son?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TripleB67, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    Triple B - I lived in Michigan farm country when I was your son's age. My family didn't have much money, but used folders for some task every day. My dad bought me a decent size stockman for some event. I forgot the brand, but everyone around us seemed to carry one. The one I got was similar to the Boy Scout knife I already had but was bigger. A Stockman is a classic multiple blades knife, and didn't break the bank when my dad bought it or they would have been hell to pay with my mom.

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  2. Danno4017


    Jan 8, 2007
    Victorinox Swiss army knife
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  3. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    The Zancudo is just a tick smaller then a Rat II; a frame lock version, slightly different blade shape, but otherwise very similar knife...
    Actually it was designed by the same folks... Knifeworks has a bunch of different color options available too...

    Another option, not quite a whole half inch smaller, is the small Buck Vantage... small flipper tab and thumb hole make it easy to open for someone with no finger nails.
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  4. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
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  5. TripleB67


    Jan 28, 2016
    He and I have looked at numerous knives online and he really likes the CRKT Squid in all black. He likes the smaller size for his first knife and the thumb stud opening!

    Unless he changes his mind that will probably be the one.

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  6. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    This is a tough one. My inner teenager say get him something tactical yet functional like a Cold Steel Recon 1.

    But it's 2021, no 1992 when I was 13. So the Recon would be frowned upon.

    Maybe a one hand opener SAK like the Vic locksmith.

    Otherwise, can't go wrong with Spyderco's FRN models.
  7. upnorth

    upnorth Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Vic SAK. He can build his own fire and
    Open a can of beans to warm up with it.

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