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Materials Tools
12" x 1" x 1/8" Wood
2 brass fasteners 3/4"
PVC Ring
Hot Glue

See the Wood Carving section for more instructions, hints and tips.

This is a handy prop for teaching youth about knives. It could easily be made by youth from poster board.

You can demonstrate proper opening, closing, and handling techniques. While opening a knife do not put anything over the top of the handle in case the blade should slip and close. Close a knife with the palm of your hand. When handing a knife to another person, make sure knife is closed, let other person grab hold of knife, other person says "Thanks you" indicating they have control of the knife (if it is dropped then it is the other person's fault), you let go.

Some knives can be difficult to open and you have to open it for the youth. In this case, open the knife and set it on a convenient surface so they can pick it up. Never hand an open knife to another person.

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