The first wood carving knife is an event for every child. Most adults can still remember the exact moment when they were given their first one. In size, children's carving knives are aimed at children's hands, but are provided with a rounded, blunt blade tip to prevent stab wounds.
In addition to fine motor skills, concentration, endurance and creativity, the use of a children's knife also promotes a sense of responsibility. In this section you will find children's wood carving knives from name brand manufacturers, which are of high quality and which they will enjoy for a long time.
Children's knife from Schnitzel
We are particularly proud of our self-developed children's knives from our own house brand “Schnitzel”. Thanks to the use of high-quality materials and a full tang construction, these knives are almost indestructible. Our models are specially adapted to the needs of children. For example, the SCHNITZEL UNU, which is aimed at children up to 10 years of age, has a rounded tip and a grip size appropriate to the age. The Schnitzel DU for children from 10 already has a pointed blade and a slightly larger handle.
The cutting edge is sharp on all children's knives, and the handle designed so that slipping during cutting is prevented. The Knife Sheath from Kydex is also ultra-robust, and closes around the children's knife like a glove so that it cannot loosen accidentally.
As a crowning achievement, our Schnitzel children's knives are created in a child-friendly and modern design. After all, it will accompany the child for many years to come.
What to look out for when buying a child’s knife
As mentioned at the beginning, working with a children's knife promotes many positive outcomes. Nevertheless, the knife should be carefully selected and there are a number of criteria for this.
Blade: The blade should definitely have a full tang construction, i.e. it should not be welded, but should be manufactured in one piece. The steel should also be of very high quality so that the blade is durable on the one hand and can be sharpened well on the other.
Do not give your child a blunt knife! The risk of injury is much higher because they then try to work with more force and slipping is inevitable. Not to mention the frustration; because everyone knows how laborious work is with a blunt blade. In the case of smaller children, the blade tip can be rounded, but here the two knives differ.
Handle: Of course, the handle also has to withstand a lot, so only very high-quality materials should be used here. It is also important that it fits well in the child's hands. If the handle is too large, the knife can no longer be used safely.
Sheath: The knife should fit snugly in the sheath so that it cannot loosen unintentionally. As a result, pulling the knife often has to be practiced first. The safest method to do this, is to grasp the handle of the knife and press the sheath forward with your thumb.
Design: As with all things, design is a matter of taste. Nevertheless, for example, an eye-catching handle color is recommended, as the knife is found more easily if it is lost.