Age isn't so much a factor, I got my first knife well before 12 and plan on giving my boy a mammoth bark SAK when he hits 8 or 9. I'm looking forward to giving him a Sebenza and teaching him how to take it apart and clean it and put it back together.
I guess my only thought on this is, lucky kid
My parents probably would've laughed at me if I had asked for a $400+ knife as a kid, but hey, whatever
"The edge, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over" -Hunter S. Thompson