No offense taken, and he is not ready for his first true knife yet. He would totally ribbonize upholstery and drapes lol. I'm more or less looking for a toy that resembles a modern knife the best. I can teach him the safety/handling along the way, just like my dad and brothers did with me, growing up with knives and guns. He just wants to play with mine sooo bad right now. He's certainly obsessed with me right now. He has some play kitchen knives, and he knows there not the same. Definitely great suggestions and advise here. Thank you all!