Skip to comments.First 'anti-stab' knife to go on sale in Britain
Posted on 06/15/2009 12:12:09 PM PDT by pissant
The first anti-stab knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon.
The knife has a rounded edge instead of a point and will snag on clothing and skin to make it more difficult to stab someone.
It was invented by industrial designer John Cornock, who was inspired by a documentary in which doctors advocated banning traditional knives.
Mr Cornock, 42, from Swindon, said that the knife will cut vegetables, but will make it almost impossible to stab someone to death and will reduce the risk of accidental injuries.
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If it really makes it harder to cut your fingers off in the kitchen, I have a son who could use one.
Wait till you see what they do to forks!!
Have they altered lawn darts yet?
I remember when a Klintonista advocated ‘safer bullets’ too!
the ones who would buy such a knife aren’t the ones who go around stabbing people. And the ones who do go around stabbing people aren’t going to buy this knife.
Sad beyond words.
I’ll bet they can still slit a throat pretty easily.
Of course, somone could grind a nice sharp point on it...
I wonder if you can grind the tip into a point? Oops. There goes the concept.
No doubt, criminals everywhere, TERRIFIED of all the anti-knife laws on the books, rushed to legally purchase their anti-stab knives so as to not run afoul of anti-knife laws.
so what’s to stop someone from grinding down the top of the knife to make it sharp?
And I suppose that the morons in the UK have never watched MSNBC’s prison show where they detail how inmates make shanks out of everyday objects.
If it can still cut a throat there will be a good market for it in the Muslim nations.
What’s next, anti-poke nails on boards?
Made in China and sold in Britain for $80 to $100? Such a bargain for a $3 knife. I wonder what they dont understand about fatal knife wounds? The “locals” here would take that knife and cut you three ways—wide, deep, and frequent. They dont need to stab you.
This just in: Grinding wheels and sharpening stones to be banned.
Consideration of metal ban followed by styrofoam cups and lighters.
A “stab-free” knife?
That might slow down or stop the rank ameteurs, but I was under the impression that the “proper” way to kill someone with a knife involved slicing. That would be the exact same motion/action needed to prepare meat in the kitchen.
UK a nation of eunachs.
So I guess any kind of meat is out of the question then? So much for a nice juicy steak for dinner.
I don’t know about the UK, but lawn darts are pretty much “out-lawed” here in the U.S.
Probably illegal anyway.
Knives of Islam - only useful for slitting a helpless victim’s throat.
I hate to think of what the Duke of Wellington would say - or do - if confronted with modern-day Britain.
WE GOTTA SAVE THE CHIL'REN!
It appears they have successfully saved their subjects from knives, but when will the “anti-stab” screwdriver and anti-stab scissors be available; or the “anti-pound” hammer?
I reckon sharp sticks are are next on the list.
The latest brainstorm from the Spork Demilitarization Bureau.
Those knives will stab just fine, imo. Particularly the bottom one.
I’ll bet it can saw somone’s head off though.
Next up; a knife that you will be able to cut soft butter with, but impossible for a criminal to use to slash a neck, or a suicidal person to slash their wrists.
Terrorists are going Arab Street!
It will take them much longer to behead you.
The cost to video the event is getting expensive.
I’ll bet it can saw somone’s head off though.
Dont worry there will so be a law banning the modification of these knives into semi-autocratic pointed knives..
OK, there are basically only two ways you can use a knife. Stab (poke) and slash (cut). What’s next? The amazing cut-free knife!!!
Absolutely guaranteed safe from all cutting and stabbing hazards (Disclaimer: sold elsewhere as the “Amazing Blunt Steel Bar”, now with convenient handle!!!).
Is it anti-slash?
So, today we need an industrial designer to come up with the same earth shaking idea...progress!
They are gonna be so bummed when they hear that a slash is the preferred cut.
Never get in a knife fight with a midget. He has all the good cuts, all you can do is try to stab his head.
This will be perfect for my machete...I want to hack through the brush but if I hack another person, he wont be hurt.
Britain is rapidly withering as a nation. What else to make of a formerly great power that now distrusts its own aimless and aging native-born citizens with anything more hazardous than spoons, lest they injure themselves and incur unnecessary expense upon the National Health Service? Two generations left, perhaps one; then they are gone.
When they outlaw whetstones and grinders only outlaws will have whetstones and grinders or something like that.
They’ll need to outlaw sandstone or at least require a permit to own a piece of sandstone. Wait, BRICKS! Bricks can be used to sharpen knives! We must bulldoze the brick and stone buildings and rebuild them out of foam rubber.
THAT will be the solution, why didn’t we think of this before?
Knowing that you are on top of this, I had to ping you... ironic this came out after your comment earlier.
Hey, I want to be able to use a knife in self-defense if I NEED to. This might be useful for the vertically challenged I suppose.
Anti-stab knife? I thought Henry the VIII already took care of that. It’s called the butter knife.
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