Skip to comments.A Call To Ban Steak Knives
Posted on 12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST by Typical_Whitey
A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.
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Awesome. Next they will call to ban razors so we can’t shave, and sharp scissors so we can’t cut our hair . . .
Ban the other half then...I need to chop things./sarc
I think they have a law in place to where all knives have to have rounded points. Starting with kitchen knives. No more sharp points.
When Robert Bruce defeated the English at Bannockburn, many of the Scots were using their farming tools as weapons.
Do these idiots not realize what a good weapon many every day objects will make?
Eventually they will ban axes, shovels, hatchets, pickaxes, screwdriviers, long sticks, rocks, etc.
There will always be weapons no matter what they do.
Teenager kills 8, wounds 5 in China knife attack
a recent , more successful knifer...
Next they’ll have to ban angle grinders after someone figures out how to grind a butter knife to a point...
Here’s a good example of how far it has gone in the UK, & this was over two years ago:
It may be blunt, but what if it’s still sharp? What if someone gets slashy with it? All knives should be blunt and dull.
The brain is the ultimate weapon. What the brain uses as a weapon depends on circumstances.
What the leftists really want to do is ban brains.
This is a satire, right?
After all, only progressives could be that stupi...er...never mind.
ban rocks and stones,too. Indians used to make arrowheads that way.
imagine that mixed with peyote! instant domestic violence!
praise allah they had no NFL football on TV.
In Mexico they say, “Don’t drink the water.”
This article gives insight into why in England they say “Don’t eat the food.”
The grinder itself is a FAR better weapon. And a cordless 4 in grinder will hack off/into body parts with impunity.
Ask me how I know. (And they REALLY hurt when they kick back....
When they outlaw steak knives then only outlaws will eat top sirloin.
I’ve never managed to cut anything with my angle grinder (mine’s a 4 1/2”) that I didn’t intend to cut, but I did manage to drill into my left thumb once.
Are we sure this isn’t the Brits version of The Onion?
I was cutting a metal tube and the wheel fragmented. Grinder kicked back hard and went half-way through my left index finger into the bone.
Through a leather welding glove.
Nothing a little duct tape couldn’t cure ;)
Seriously though, and I’m sure you are well aware, they are far more destructive than any knife ever invented.. Better ban them.
I would think twice before eating steak in UK.
I am thinking they would not appreciate my collection of "steak knives" across the pond there...
Or perhaps, citing biting incidents per capita, will they demand children's canine teeth be pulled?/s
So much for shovel ready...
This isn’t a spoof?????
Nope not satire, Leftist agenda
In the wrong hands that spork could be classified as a weapon of mass destruction...
My thoughts, too; kept waiting for the joke to be revealed. But no, serious as can be. Typical liberal/socialist approach: punish everybody.
Not much difference here or there between being a subject and a citizen these days.
Don’t forget about passionfruit, oranges, apples, grapefruit (whole and segmented), pomegranates, greengages, grapes, lemons, plums, mangoes in syrup, and cherries (red and black). Oh yes, and bananas.
But what if he comes at you with a pointed stick?
Exactly the radical leftwingers and their tyrannical progressivism it is a disease. You would think that the Republicans would get a clue and start instructing the people just how far leftwing wackooo these nuts want to change the country... This is Obama’s agenda and they are trying to make it mainstream by raising the bar on the right ever notice how even moderate republicans are now being called right wing radicals because they won’t cowtow to Obama’s socialist fiscal policy. You have to fight fire with fire... Every Republican at every event on every media outlet needs to start out by calling the left a radical ideological movement that wants to repeal the constitution. DEFINE THEM and we win.
They just don't work as well with that annoying guard on, do they.
Are you sure John Simmons isn’t behind this?
The guard was on. Doesn’t do much good when the tool flies out of your control.
Right!!! Well then... henceforth, all things sharp will be banned, and all things pointy shall also be banned, and anything that is sharp AND pointy is right out!!!
Also, things that are blunt are banned, and things that are heavy are banned, and things that are blunt AND heavy are RIGHT OUT AS WELL!!!
Well, lets see... that about cover it then???
They didn’t consider the slashy part I think. They were more concerned about that stabby thing ...
“They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.”
They don’t need them in the OR in the UK either. Most surgery is too expensive for the NHS budget nowadays.
I saw an article a few years back that said England engineers had perfected a round tipped knife to prevent stabbings.
I’ve caught myself running mine without the guard. I haven’t broken a wheel, but the thought of it made me change tactics.
Sometimes I run it with a sanding disc and no guard, but the naked whizz-wheel is a no no.
I see body guys running the open 3” ones on a die grinder all the time.
Don’t forget the chainsaw! The greatest close coontact weapon of all time!
The Saxons and other Nordic peoples were characterized by a knife called the "seax" or "scramaseax", meaning "broken-backed blade". It was a utility blade with an inward curving tip...a basic blade for farm chores and any uses requiring a knife, but the unique tip functioned much like a reverse tanto...reinforced the tip for punching thru armor.
If you were a free man in Saxon England and other Nordic countries you were required to bear this knife, strapped across your waist, not only identifying you as a free man and a Saxon but showing you were in obedience to your king or your chief, being prepared to join him in defending the land at any time.
Isn't it ironic that a country whose forebears were called "the people of the knife", who were ordered by their rulers to wear the knife to show themselves as free English people, now cannot be trusted with a knife to cut their meat?
BTW the above knife is on my wish list...since our socialist civilization has labeled people with conservative values as backward and barbarian, I might just take it as my sign that I'm a free backward barbarian.
I used to way back when. Another fragged wheel cured me. Nothing happened but the shrapnel of it flying around the room gave me religion.
When I cut myself, I was extremely lucky my hand took the hit as it would have made a nice cut in my abdomen. I already have enough Doctor caused scars there. Didn’t need another ;)
It’s incredible what 10,000 RPM is capable of when it’s not doing what it’s supposed to be doing.
I’ve had both the good Makita/DeWalt wheels come apart as well as the cheap Chinese ones. It’s not that I bound them up or bounced them either. But since my metalworking days are over, I am just glad to get done with all digits relatively intact.
There will be a run on scissors. Which is very dangerous.
Maybe they have no kitchen value because brits can’t chew meat with those terrible teeth they have so most things are just mush.
“They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.”
Ok, let’s try a little logic here. You ban the steak knives, and what happens in the next “impulse” situation? Do they look for a weapon of opportunity, find no steak knife, and then decide they’d better settle their dispute without violence? Or is it more likely that they will just grab a cricket bat, a beer bottle, or a claw hammer that is laying around, instead of the steak knife which isn’t?
All you’ve got to do is watch a Jackie Chan movie to learn that nearly anything can be turned into a deadly weapon, if someone wants to use it as such. We can’t possibly ban the “all too available” weapons that surround us.
I had one of the Cold Steel large Kukris and still have one of the smaller, much less expensive ones.
If I remember right the literature which came with it said that style of knife originated in Greece. When Alexander’s soldiers came to India, they liked the style and it became common in India (and Nepal).
I always wanted an authentic claymore. I think it predates it’s use by the Scots but am not certain. They sure liked it tho. I have seen a very large collection of Scottish armor and all the swords were claymores.