Minibear453 wrote: I still have really bad memories of it.
What do they call those? Educational opportunities?
Sorry to hear your misfortunes, brother, but I'm guessing you didn't make that mistake again?
I hear you, slippies do have their own issues to deal with and the slick sides on a SAK are something to keep in mind as well.
Still, I'm not sure it wouldn't be a good first knife (for the reasons others have cited) with the proper instructions and cautions. My old carbon BSA knife had quite a snap to it as well, but the jiggled bone scales were grippier than a SAK, I'm sure.