There are two Swiss Army Knives that are designed for kids. For safety, their blade has a rounded tip, but the blade is still sharp. You can make your own kid’s Swiss Army Knife by taking any normal SAK and rounding out the blade’s tip on a stone.
Chances are, your kid will still end up cutting himself if you get him one of these knives, or any knife. So decide based on the maturity of your child and your philosophy of parenting. And show him how to open, close and use the knife safely.
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The Junior 9 is a Wenger design that is now rebadged under the Victorinox name. It has more tools than the My First Victorinox Knife:
- Locking blade (though the locking lever does make it hard to hold comfortably, and can get stuck in your pocket).
- Phillips screwdriver.
- Nail file (looks like a small blade in pictures, but it’s not).
- Wood saw.
With more functions and a locking blade, this looks like a better choice than the My First Victorinox Knife.
My First Victorinox Knife
- Non-locking blade.
- Combination tool for can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wire stripper.
Unlike the Junior 9, there is no wood saw, making it slightly safer but also less functional.