Yeah, I didn’t think of the Native. That’s a good option too!Evil D wrote: ↑Fri May 08, 2020 3:12 pmThere are just about no limit to the suggestions, I think it would be harder to ask what model is a BAD intro to the brand, maybe a Tatanka? I would first think about his age and what your local laws are (I wouldn't buy him anything he could get himself in trouble with) and go from there. I think for that age a Native 5 is about as perfect as it gets, maybe a Sage or Chaparral. They're solid knives that will continue to be useful as he gets older. Get him something that will still matter to him 30 years from now as more than just a memory, but something that'll still be usable.
Even though I recommended the Dragonfly earlier, I kind of agree with Wartstein’s point. At 13 I would have wanted something a little larger. Staying within the Salt line that would leave the Salt 1 and the Native Salt. Again, at 13 I would probably have preferred the pointier and slightly more aggressive look of the Native between those two. The Native is also a pretty tough design and should hold up well to some of the abuse that a young fella’s knife might see.