PeaNut 465,906 April 2010 Posts: 3,247 Layouts: 0 Loc: Northern Virginia
Posted: 1/20/2013 10:22:10 AM
My DD used my Fiskar one at that age. The blade is in the arm, which can only be raised about an inch and the exposed blade is less than 1/4". I decided that even if she cut herself, she wouldn't slice through any tendons or arteries. She never did cut herself.
I'd avoid the rotary blade style. I think a curious child could do some damage with a razor sharp blade like that. Some if the new styles shield the blade, but a 6 yo would have the ability to explore.