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Old 08-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm living near Linz in Upper Austria an have two kids. My older son is five years old and a few weeks ago we carved - I'm more the knife nerd - his first slingshot made of hazelnut.
After a few shots I remembered my several slingshots I had as teenager. So I cut myself some nice branches during some trekking trips (birch, oak, Ash, beech, spalted beech).

By now I have done 5 nattys. I'm gonna show them later on. Most of them will go to junior. One is nice for myself and the latest one (I call it "Grampas Slingshot") is for my brother in law. I will ask you some questions to this one in the according thread.

That's it for now


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Welcome!

Great to hear that you introduce your kids to the hobby
Hope you like it here, there are lots of knowledgeable people around to answer your questions.
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I'm more the knife nerd

Nothing wrong with appreciating a good blade!
(Unless it's a Gerber)

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Welcome!

Great to hear that you introduce your kids to the hobby
Hope you like it here, there are lots of knowledgeable people around to answer your questions.
Sure, first I fixed him with knives, next thing will be slingshots . He owns a opinel with rounded tip since he was four. Rounded because he uses it also for preparing his snacks (cutting bread, spreading butter etc).
But he will get his second in 1-2 months: A Victorinox Huntsman

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Nothing wrong with appreciating a good blade!
(Unless it's a Gerber)

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Got plenty of stuff here but not a single gerber
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But he will get his second in 1-2 months: A Victorinox Huntsman

That's the smart way to go about it. In my opinion Victorinox are absolutely perfect knives to start off and learn from. Least that's I learned how the value of carrying a good knife and caught the knife disease. My father bought me a victorinox Swiss champ when I was really young and I had it long as I can remember. Sure it got banged up along the way, scratched, was subject to less that proper use, and on more that one occasion it decided to fight back against my improper use and closed directly on my hand resulting in blood. (Which could explain why I vastly prefer locking or fixed blade knives.)


But the huntsman will certainly do well as a beginner knife for him to learn. I actually carry the huntsman model on my keys for those tasks when I need a screwdriver, or need to cut something around non knife people. They don't really appreciate a well flicked Benchmade.
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The swiss champ is awesome but so heavy.
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Welcome! I coincidentally also carry a huntsman great little knife!
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The swiss champ is awesome but so heavy.

Which is exactly why the champ lives in my range bag.


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