Definitely depends on the kid. My son just turned 6 and yells "knife, knife, don't cut me!" any time he sees one of my pocket knives. LOL I'm not sure why he does because it's not like I treat them like weapons and he does not react the same to kitchen knives so I figure he's still a few years off from getting his own folding knife.Depends on the kid. The level of maturity is much more important than age.
Why not a Buck 110/112, or a multi-bade slipjoint from Case, Buck, GEC, or even Rough Ryder or Marbles?While on the topic. How many of you would buy your young kid their own high quality knife like a small Sebenza? The obvious risk is of course they could lose it but I also think it would be cool when they're older to have had a good and faithful pocket knife that's been with them for ages.