- I love the orange Zytel handle. (Actually, I'm giving one of the boys the orange blade and the other a desert-sand version of the same knife. Don't want possessions to be too identical, you know.) There are few worse feelings for a 10-year-old than to lose a first knife. I know. I lost my Old Timer within a few months of my 10th birthday, and I was so ashamed I didn't tell my Dad for months. I don't want my boys to lose their knives, and this striking color should help them locate it. So will the pocket clip that should keep it snug in their jeans.