When I was about six, my dad bought me an appropriate thing to buy any six-year-old: a sharp Spyderco Ladybug pocket knife. Spyderco is the knife that has the characteristic "Thumb hole." This feature makes opening a snap–literally. The people at Spyderco are nonstop innovators of design and utility. (I remember not being allowed to carry it until I was older).
Since my first mini-knife 19 years ago, I've bought three Spyderco knives for myself. My latest is the Native, and it just arrived at my house a couple of weeks ago. It's an amazing piece.
In addition to it being apparently designed for my own hand, the blade lists all pertinent information. One side displays the blade material; the other lists the place of manufacture.
Earth. What a bold flight of whimsy indeed. Clearly, I chose to stick with the right knife people.