Hello everyone! I am trying to find my son a good first knife and I have a few specific requirements. If anyone thinks my ideas on this are misguided I would appreciate your input. I did get him a Buck 55 because I think every kid should have a Buck knife. I don't like the hollow grind for beginners though. He is 8 years old and we are getting into Cub Scouts and camping and fishing this spring. Size: I'd like to keep the knife in the 2-3 inch range with relatively thin stock. I'd also like it to be a bit lower profile(many Spydercos for instance are somewhat tall and could be unwieldy for small hands). It can be taller than the 55 though. Steel: I don't need any super steel for this one but I would like it to be something relatively easy to sharpen so he can get some rewarding practice. Handle: The more grip the better I suppose Lock: This is where I would like some advice. I am thinking lockback on this. If lockback I would like it to be somewhat easy to depress (think Spyderco Native lightweight). Grind: This is really the reason I am posting this. I have found countless knives that fit into the above criteria but many of them are hollow ground. I would like to avoid hollow ground knives for now as I think they have a tendency to catch when just learning to shave wood. A flat or saber ground knife is easier for me to teach shaving angles by first having him flat the knife on the material. Hollow ground knives also bind up cutting into things like apples. Price: The most I am willing to spend on the knife is 40 bucks. He won't have it on him unless I am with him for now so I am not really concerned about him losing it. However, for a first knife I expect him to tear it up a bit sharpening and learning. Thanks so much for your input on this.