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EDC knife for a young man-gift ideas

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by D.B. Cooper, Aug 22, 2019.

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  1. Boattale

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    It's not made in USA (Taiwan) BUT... Ka-Bar Dozier designed folder is a very good pocket knife for under $20. I have one and it gets carried and used a lot. Fully recommended.
     
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    Just a thought related to another thread on sharpening knives becoming trendy.from stone knife days to maby the 80’s a kids first knife was a point of pride and being able to keep it sharp yourself was next.we as parents somehow failed to pass it on like it was passed on since the first flint blades.
    Here is a good opportunity.
    Good luck I’ve trying to raise my great nephew whose 11 now.The knife part worked he now collects them.Bows and Guns and hunting and fishing not so munch “I can’t compete with video games “
    Hopefully the knife you get him will be something he will cherish.
     
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    So. This was a trip down the rabbit hole. I began this discussion 29 days ago. I finally made a decision tonight, and that was, in part, due to running out of time.

    I've looked at pretty much everything everyone suggested here. I found it pretty much impossible to make a decision. In part because a knife is a very personal thing. But also in part because I found myself comparing everything to my own EDC knife (Victorinox One-Handed Trekker w/ serrated blade.) What I discovered about myself is that I really like my knife! So that made it difficult to buy my son something "less than." (Although, I also discovered faults with my knife as well.)

    At any rate, I ended up buying him a Victorinox Tinker. Simple. Basic. Has what you need. Doesn't have what you don't. Small enough and light enough to carry all day every day in a pocket. I would have preferred a locking blade, but that wasn't in the cards.

    Thanks to all who chimed in.
     
  4. hso

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    Tinker was one of my first SAKs.
     
  5. D.B. Cooper

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    Well that's out the window. While chatting with my son the day before his birthday, he mentioned (I asked) that he really didn't like the SAK he had in scouts and might rather have a single blade knife. I took him to a local Case & Sons master dealer on his birthday, and he handled a few variants and settled on a mini trapper.

    I never let him see or know about the SAK Tinker I bought for him. I'll either return it or just stash it in a drawer someplace.

    Side note: Case & Sons ships a hella-sharp blade from their factory.
     
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    With D.B. Cooper's son having selected a Case Mini Trapper the question of what to get him has been answered so I'm going to close this one as asked and answered.
     
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