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    Quote Originally Posted by senseipookie View Post
    ...spring tension than the heavier models, so kids won't have to struggle to close them...
    Yup, my son had that exact problem.
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    Ok. So I am a day late and a dollar short but this thread remided me of one of the first knives I ever owned.
    The Opinel folder.
    Locks closed and open with a twist thing. Carbon steel blade. Sizes tiny to almost machette.Cost almost nothing. And a great little knife for a kid.

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=opinel

    http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk...ves-around.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Ok. So I am a day late and a dollar short but this thread remided me of one of the first knives I ever owned.
    The Opinel folder.
    It says lame right on the side. No way I'm getting him that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    It says lame right on the side. No way I'm getting him that.
    I used to have one of those knives when I was a kid and it was decent, but yeah, it does say lame and I think you made a good call. Kinds are funny like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    Looks like the Chive is what we'll go with...
    I avoided the Chive because of the SpeedSafe, liner lock, "stabby" profile and higher price.
    None of those features strike me as being particularly "kid-friendly."
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    Call Cold Steel and have them send you a catalog. It will include a demo DVD of all their blades. Let him choose his own. If he doesn't pick the one that they cleanly decapitate a pig with in the video, then give him up for adoption. There's no hope.
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     Style: JKD, Jiu Jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    I avoided the Chive because of the SpeedSafe, liner lock, "stabby" profile and higher price.
    None of those features strike me as being particularly "kid-friendly."
    Damn it, I'm second guessing myself. I guess we'll wait and decide together once we put a few knives in his hand.
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    Liner lock? Just looked them up on the Kershaw page - apparently it does have a liner lock. Definitely not for an 8 year old. Look for a lightweight with the locking mechanism on the back. I've seen adults that can't even use a liner lock safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senseipookie View Post
    Liner lock? Just looked them up on the Kershaw page - apparently it does have a liner lock. Definitely not for an 8 year old. Look for a lightweight with the locking mechanism on the back. I've seen adults that can't even use a liner lock safely.
    Liner locks, combined with my spastic hands, are why I don't have a Kershaw Lahar or a CRKT M21.

    To the OP: how does the CRKT Lake 111 look to you?
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    Here are a couple more you could look at. Nothing fancy, just simple plain knives with decent steel in them

    Gerber LST: http://www.gerbertools.com/Gerber/Kn.../LST-Fine-Edge
    Schrade SP2 : http://stores.superknifesales.com/Detail.bok?no=72
    Kershaw DWO: http://www.kershawknives.com/product...&brand=kershaw

    Whatever you choose, just make sure it's comfortable in his hands and he can open and close it safely. And, as mentioned before, make sure he keeps it sharp - a sharp knife really is safer. It will slip less and cut with much less effort. And a semi-sharp knife might not cut rope or wood very well, but still cuts skin pretty easily.
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