CRKT Nathan’s Knife Kit
Item #: CL-1032
Not only is this an easy first woodworking project, it is also an excellent way to acquaint children, seven years of age and older, with the fundamentals of knife safety and responsibility.
The kit is slightly oversized for easy assembly by young hands, and comes with complete instructions and knife safety education tips. All parts are made from soft, easily carved wood. Depending on the skill of the child, the knife can be assembled from the bag by press fit, or it can be sanded, glued, sealed, stained, painted or decorated as desired. Parental supervision required. Most of us who love knives were part of the great tradition of responsible knife ownership and education. It never occurred to us that our knives could be weapons, so we never used our knives to threaten or harm anyone, and we certainly would have been severely disciplined by our parents and had our knives taken away if we did. We learned that it was an honor to carry a knife, and that we were duty bound to use it responsibly.
Sadly, in today’s culture, knives have been demonized. Despite Americans’ clear Constitutional right to bear arms, knives continue to be regulated and treated as evil by some. Of course, in the hands of the wrong people, knives can be used in destructive and evil ways. So can a baseball bat. But that is not inherent in what has been called man’s earliest and most useful tool.
We encourage all parents to continue this tradition of responsible knife ownership, and Nathan’s Kit is an excellent first step. We especially recommend the American Knife & Tool Institute’s free downloads on knife education and selection. For more information, visit www.akti.org and join this excellent organization.
When assembled, the model knife will measure approximately 4-3/4" closed with a 3-1/4" clip point style blade. It does have a lockback mechanism. Made in Taiwan. Suggested retail $19.99.
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT)
CRKT builds serious knives, engineered to perform on the job or in the field, year in and year out. They are practical, purpose driven designs created by some of the most innovative Knifemakers' Guild members and creative designers. The result is that the finest modern knife designs are now available to you for daily use at an affordable price. We are continually impressed with how much quality CRKT can fit into a very reasonable price.