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Posted on 01/17/2006 1:22:45 PM PST by vrwc0915
Doctors seek kitchen knife ban EDWARD BLACK
Key points Doctors claim long kitchen knives serve no purpose except as weapons 55 out of 108 homicide victims in Scotland were stabbed last year Police superintendents say a ban would be difficult to enforce
Key quote "Many assaults are impulsive, often triggered by alcohol or misuse of other drugs, and the long pointed kitchen knife is an easily available, potentially lethal weapon, particularly in the domestic setting" - Dr Emma Hern, writing in British Medical Journal
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Henkels make a damn good knife! Mine are a collection of samples as the ex worked at a cutlery place. Seen the real nice ceramic knives? I want them, but they look fake. Deceptively dangerous.
"Probably don't know what a whole onion looks like".
Wasn't there an Alfred Hitchcock episode where the wife kills her cheating husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then cooks the murder weapon to destroy the evidence. What's next? Outlaw leg of lamb?
I thought this was from the Onion
What are they going to eat there? Mush?
Usualy weapons and commercial tools treaties and regs are aimed at advancing socialism, ie. you can't be a cook unless government approved coz the tools you use require government licensing.
Also weapons treaties are often shaped by the opponent so as to make sure he is in a favorable terrain in case of "disagreement" aka holocaust. Such treaties thus are meant to favor the type of arms to be restricted that the gov itself is bad at wielding and producing. Because the gov. hires morons which can't fight with knives, usualy it relies on assymetrics which the treaty is to fit.
The box cutter attack on US airliners on 911 (and the disproportionate ridiculous response of having to shoot down 200 people out of the sky coz we are incapable of letting pilots carry guns) are a direct result of such treaties which favor foreign enemies. We can't fight skillfuly with boxcutters, but mooslims know how to slit goats, thus they have the advantage.
did you ever try to cut a ham with a .44? Can't do it.
"I guess these medics have never had to chop vegetables for a big meal."
Remember the phrase "all politics is local?"
This is a story from Scotland. They don't eat vegetables, or what they know as "rabbit food."
Highest cholesterol readings on Earth!!!
I want to know the weapons in the other 53 murders. And since guns are banned over there, clearly none were guns.
Damn, I only have an 8". :(
And they could climb up on the roof, jump off, and hurt themselves, so we'll need to dispense with that.
I think that the nanny state will not be happy until everyone is living in a foam-padded room.
About a year or so ago there was a story posted on FR about a guy in Great Britain who used a dessert spoon to kill somebody. I shudder to think of the mayhem he could have caused had he a more heavy tablespoon instead.
I've seen the ceramic knives. Sweet!
They're expensive, but sharp as HELL. I'm afraid we'd break them somehow!
But...you might bite off a piece of foam and choke. This simply will not do!
Well, the TSA did ban nail clippers.
Don't forget the mandatory knife locks and a three day waiting period.
""Damn, I only have an 8". :(""
I have a friend who claims he increased the length of his by doing excercises.
This is the first logical step towards depending on the government to provide us our daily gruel ration.
Something very disturbing is happening. From outlawing pointy kitchen utensils to these frequent freak-outs on passenger jets we hear about daily. Stories that would have been beyond belief not long ago. Could there be a link between say global consumption of these new designer anti-depressents and other drugs the multinational drug companies are selling like candy, or some other causative agent? Some may argue that the media is only emphasizing it to make it look bigger, but I sense that is not the case and there really is a sort collective meltdown in the human psyche going on.
"Damn, I only have an 8". :("
An 8" chef's knife is OK, but a 10" is more versatile. I paid over $200 for the one I have now. Nobody but me is allowed to touch it. I have one of those cute knife blocks full of nice sharp knives for the mrs. and guests. They're welcome to play with those.
My favorite trick is to peel a lemon with the big knife, in one spiraling piece. Takes me no more than 7 seconds.
How about self-control?
You think so? I'm betting that within five years, you'll see the Sopranos using them to garrotte people.
a steady regression back to the stone age............When rock was king!
"They're expensive, but sharp as HELL. I'm afraid we'd break them somehow"
They're too light. Not enough heft to be all around tools.
The people in your simulation still have hands (fists), arms (elbows), knees, feet, teeth, and foreheads. In addition, there are also sticks, rocks, and various other things laying about. Also, with sufficient motivation, they could rip that door off and beat one another to death with it. To ensure maximum safety, I recommend removing all the things I mentioned, and trying again.
Ok, now gun owners, step up please.....
Ok, now people that have EVER had a bad thought about a member of our 'approved minorities list', step up please.....
Sometimes, I agree with those that say liberalism (and its cousin, nanny-statism) is a disease.
Assault knives are merely ugly knives.
If you have a pretty handle, it's OK.
They are quite tough, but no, not as tough as the steel one.
Yes, thank you. What other weapons should we banned. I have a feeling a good number of the other homicides were vehicular. They should ban those next.
That's one way to smoke a ham.
More of those homicides would have been done with guns had the populace not already been disarmed.
Ever watch the original Iron Chef? Chef Saki had an apple peeling contest with a student at the CIA. By the time the student had his first apple peeled, Saki had about a dozen.
I see no real benefit in what is, in effect, the gradual extension of "supermax" prison rules to the rest of society. Do they really long for the good ol' days of Ghengis Khan when those who wanted to chop their meat for dinner had to use a single communal knife chained to a block, under the eyes of a soldier? It's why Chinese food is traditionally served in bite-size pieces.
Is this what these overeducated numbskulls want for us?
P!ss on them. The only difference between a bread knife and a weapon is a few minutes with a grinder.
"Assault Knives"....hee hee hee.
Mrs. MWT prefers wustof over hinkle.
She prefers a Benelli 12 gauge for hunting.
LOL, I'd lose a finger at that rate! At $200, i'd hide it, too.
I use a santoku for a lot of stuff, I like the shape better for veggies, etc. It would not make as good a weapon for stabbing as a chef's knife would, however.
Is it true that chop sticks came about because all the eating untensils were taken away for fear the peasents would use them as weapons?
These are obviously doctors who haven't done much cooking.
If you have a pretty handle, it's OK.
Like assault rifles, assault knives will kill you deader than a regular one. ...and they hurt more. ...and you die more scared. ;-)
Bumping for a good chuckle later.
Although we also use a Jap-style chef's knife (it has a name, but I do not know it, Wustof is the brand --- basically a square edged chef's knife with side indentions -- doubles as a spatula).
bathtubs and Oxygen dehydroxide (water) are dangerous. Women with postpartum use them to drown kids. Toilets are bad when they flush kittens.
Instead of dealing with problem people individually and harshly, these idiots come up with a "solution" (and a half-assed one at that) that inconveniences everyone and doesn't solve the problem.
That's just my opinion. I could be wrong. I probably am wrong, not being a doctor and all.
Maybe the little liberals will allow the people to have access to scissors. Or maybe not. Maybe the paternalism of the Left runs so deep that every citizen needs a binky and a diaper change.
"Ever watch the original Iron Chef? Chef Saki had an apple peeling contest with a student at the CIA. "
Yeah, but it's Sakai. He is a knifework wizard. I'm far from in his category, but I'm a pretty good hand with a chef's knife.
I saw that show, and was very impressed.
I cannot tell any real difference between henkels and wustof, but each offer at least 2 handle styles. That's the big difference for me.
"It's why Chinese food is traditionally served in bite-size pieces."
I thought it was because: (1) the emporer did not want to see that it recognizably came from an animal and (2) for limited fuel reasons, they cooked in woks, which necessitates little pieces.