...at what age did they get an interest in knives (if ever). And for those with very young ones, at what age do you plan to introduce them to our sickness.
I have a six year old. He already seems to have the bug. I was not going to push it but rather nurture it if he showed an interest. His grandfather actually seems to have got the ball rolling. (My father-in-law) He is an old school KnifeNut, a hardcore Case Collector. My son spends a fair amount of time with him as he is retired and of late has come home with a couple folders obtained there. I was rummaging through my gun safe a couple weeks ago and he showed a lot of interest when I was fondling my knives. I tried to teach him about fixed blades verses folders (he's only 6 as I said). Talked to him some about liner locks versus framelocks. Of course many of my knives were from Chris Reeve knives.
So today, I got a pair of Neil Roberts Warriors in via UPS. I was opening the package and hadn't said a word. And then my six year old from out-of-the-blue says:
"Are those Chris Reeve Knives".
Swear to god. I was floored. He recognized the logo from a couple weeks ago and put it together.
So now for you sappy stories.............................