Click images for more details



Recent comments
Recent posts
Currently discussing

A few sites I've stumbled across recently....

Powered by Squarespace
« Trial without jury | Main | Searches »

A prediction

These will be compulsory in a few years time...

First 'anti-stab' knife to go on sale in Britain

Another prediction: it will make no difference.



PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments (11)

"who was inspired by a documentary in which doctors advocated banning traditional knives. "

Firstly, these doctors can JUST F*** OFF!! Who elected them? And even if they were elected, what right do they have to boss us about?

Try paring ( ) with that sort of knife. The "point"
is the essential part of the design.

The whole purpose of a long, properly designed kitchen knife is that you use a rolling motion with the edge never leaving the cutting surface. This would ruin that motion. This moron has clearly never used a proper chef's knife and I'll bet he didn't test it with any real chefs.

Oh wait...
"has been tested with “very favourable” results by the Home Office’s Design and Technology Alliance - set up to research products that can deter crime. "

1. No he hasn't tested it with a chef
2. How exactly is a knife going to deter crime? It is an inanimate object.

Finally, I want to know the exact proportion of actual real kitchen knives that have been used in stabbings. I'm prepared to bet that it's non-existent.

Jun 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterCleanthes
“It can never be a totally safe knife, but the idea is you can’t inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone.”

Its still an edged weapon if you want it to be.

What a waste of time and money!
Jun 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterDave
It will make a difference; it will cause a great deal of inconvenience to legitimate users of knives, while making no difference to knife crime. This is yet another example of the politician's sylogism.

Something must be done
this is something
therefore we must do it
Jun 16, 2009 at 12:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterChris H
Watch out for a sharp increase in big-stick-with-a-nail-in-it crime.
Jun 16, 2009 at 4:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterSam Duncan
So what prevents someone sharpening the rounded end? Human ingenuity will get round round that minor difficulty.
Jun 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandy S
The Inuit (Eskimo) have a design for a knife blade that retains the rocking motion favored by chefs but lacks the stabbing point. This is the famous "ulu". Images of an ulu are at the URL below. There are ranges of sizes of these blades fro different purposes.
Jun 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterTAG

This page contains an image of an ulu in a traditional form.
Jun 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterTAG
What I am trying to say but not getting it across is that the ulu is used fror everyday kitchen uses such as cutting vegetables. it is also used fro eating. Thus this is a well-seasoned design that will will be functional. It will most likley be superior to any new design out of some industrial designers imagination.
Jun 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterTAG
Banning or redesigning knives will do nothing. It's gesture politics writ large. Those who wish to harm others will always find a means of doing so. Slash or stab, it's not the tool it's the hand and the mind behind the hand that does the damage. The means is incidental.
Jun 18, 2009 at 3:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterBill Sticker
Seen elsewhere. Guns do not kill people. People kill people.
Jun 18, 2009 at 1:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterPerry
Another prediction: this is the thin end of a wedge.

In a few years, only these sorts of blades will be legal.

Or maybe soft plastic ones like you get on aeroplanes.
Jun 19, 2009 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Duffin

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>