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Posted: 6/15/2009 11:31:41 AM EST
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6501720.ece



From Times Online
June 15, 2009

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




The knives are expected to sell for £40-50

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.

He said: “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.”

The knife is expected to sell for around £40-50 and 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.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:32:52 AM EST
Did all the smart people die in GB? Sure seems like it with stupid shit like this.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:33:05 AM EST
I am pretty sure i can stab you with that knife pretty quick.. If not then a file and about a hour and i should be all good.... Its not the tool its the intent.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:33:25 AM EST
Just use a screwdriver or an ice pick.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:33:46 AM EST
If the knife won't slit, you must acquit!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:34:21 AM EST
Fuck stabbing, I can slice and dice you just as fast.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:35:08 AM EST
And I'm sure that it is impossible to grind down or sharpen.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:35:26 AM EST
This is insanity. Really.

You cant be trusted with COOKING tools for fucks sake.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:35:41 AM EST
"new point" should be replaced with "no point" prior to shipping.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:35:56 AM EST
comments:

Comments

During the project I have been privileged to meet and work with a number of highly skilled specialists.

Dr Mike Beckett and Detective Inspector Mark Clarkson are such individuals and have the following to say about New Point Knives;

- Dr Mike Beckett. Clinical Tutor. West Middlesex Hospital -

'All manufactured products should be designed so that they combine efficiency in their intended purpose with the greatest possible degree of safety. This is especially true of household products which are freely available to the very young and very old, and used by people who may be clumsy, short tempered, drunk or mentally or physically unwell. Most people fit into one or more of these categories at some time in their lives. The humble kitchen knife can be a lethal weapon in the wrong hands, and thousands of people are killed or injured by them every year. Most knife wounds are caused by kitchen knives. Until now nothing much could be done about this, apart from some legislation of limited effectiveness. This new design of a safety kitchen knife is therefore very welcome. It deserves to gain widespread acceptance. Perhaps in time the long pointed kitchen knife will be relegated to the history books, together with the cut-throat razor, toxic coal gas and arsenic insecticides: all outdated, dangerous products that may have some specialist uses, but have no place in the domestic environment.'






- Detective Inspector Mark Clarkson. MPS Anti - Knife Crime Unit "Operation Blunt" Violent Crime Directorate. TPHQ -


'Speaking from a personal point of view, after having had the opportunity to personally test this “Safety Knife” on various joints of meat, I am convinced that this design will greatly reduce the ability of it to be used to puncture or unlawfully cause stab-like injuries. I would like to encourage the designer to press forward with this product, as I genuinely believe it can reduce both accidental harm within the kitchen and stab-like injuries in general.'





http://www.newpointknives.co.uk/index.php?pr=Contact

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BLISSNINNIES.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:36:09 AM EST
Did they also take the edge off of the blade thereby making it impossible to cut anyone or for that matter, anything with that knife?

In order to prevent some hooligan from putting a point on that stupid looking thing they're gonna' need to outlaw grinding wheels as well.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:36:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1776-1865_RIP:
Just use a screwdriver or an ice pick.

Keep that to yourself or they will start working on a stab proof ice pick.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:36:37 AM EST
I'm sure you can still cut people with that
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:38:17 AM EST
They actually cook in GB? I thought they just ate crumpets with tea all the time.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:39:26 AM EST


I see a little hole in your plan....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:41:20 AM EST
what the fuck?

some people really enjoy being sheep.

I don't even comprehend this shit.

scary stupid.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:41:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1776-1865_RIP:
Just use a screwdriver or an ice pick.

This
I guess Europe still has stupid people breeding. We are not too far off with the liberals here. We need a major disaster or the welfare checks to stop every now and again to clean out the system.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:43:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:43:09 AM EST


if they want to be taken care of like children

then they're only allowed the tools of children
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:43:44 AM EST
Laugh it up guys. We may be in the same boat soon. It will show up in California first.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:43:47 AM EST
So know the bad guys will go for a deadlier throat slash instead.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:43:51 AM EST
In some ways I would rather be stabbed by a knife that filleted by one.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:44:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:45:20 AM EST by OpusXKC]
Why don't they just use these.



Dumb ass country
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:45:18 AM EST
Are you fucking kidding me???!!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:45:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By HUMONGO:
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/rd/bench-grinder0.jpg

I see a little hole in your plan....


They're next.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:45:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Merrell:
comments:
'All manufactured products should be designed so that they combine efficiency in their intended purpose with the greatest possible degree of safety. This is especially true of household products which are freely available to the very young and very old, and used by people who may be clumsy, short tempered, drunk or mentally or physically unwell. Most people fit into one or more of these categories at some time in their lives.




Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:46:03 AM EST
It is impossible to know the appropriate response to something so inappropriate.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:46:13 AM EST
Meh, knives are so last century–– a quick trip to the local drug dealers will yield a nice new MP5.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:46:30 AM EST
Couple of minutes on a bench grinder....
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:46:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:47:32 AM EST by ColourSgtBourne]
Originally Posted By 1776-1865_RIP:
Just use a screwdriver or an ice pick.

Nope .... screwdrivers are next to be banned. All handymen must use a penny ...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:46:58 AM EST
I assume pitchforks still will work nicely.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:49:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By mousehunter:
I assume pitchforks still will work nicely.

Or meat cleavers...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:50:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:55:18 AM EST by Zan]
It was invented by industrial designer John Cornock, who was inspired by a documentary in which doctors advocated banning traditional knives.


And the first thing he did with it was remove his own testicles. The majority of knife crime in England is probably being committed by immigrants, so what they really need in immigrant control, not knife control.

As usual, Vdare offers a far more illuminating view than the gutless British press.

http://www.vdare.com/walker/090319_britain.htm

Here's just one of the links from the Vdare article.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1584943/One-murder-in-five-is-committed-by-a-foreigner.html

Chilling, predictable, and tragic. The perfect storm of nihilism and political correctness, and Great Britain is absolutely reaping what they sow.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:50:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 11:51:12 AM EST by LvFreeRDie]


Slashing a carotid artery will kill you more quickly and surely than stabbing someone. That knife isn't going to prevent that.

And I bet a determined person will STILL be able to stab someone with that knife. The bad news is that when they do the hole is going to be a lot more ragged and messy than a nice sharp knife. A lot harder to stop the bleeding. If anything that knife is more dangerous.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:51:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By delemorte:
I am pretty sure i can stab you with that knife pretty quick.. If not then a file and about a hour and i should be all good.... Its not the tool its the intent.


No kidding.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:51:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:51:44 AM EST
"Wankah, Please."

What a joke the British society is.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:52:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:52:52 AM EST
Why don't they just make the whole blade non sharpened then nobody would get hurt.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:53:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
And I'm sure that it is impossible to grind down or sharpen.


Ban grinders and files!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:57:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By sjerdude:
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
And I'm sure that it is impossible to grind down or sharpen.


Ban grinders and files!


"Possession of stabber's tools"
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:57:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 12:01:25 PM EST by MudBug]
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i can one up him....

the new USA made safety knife.....

http://www.nationalscrubs.com/Productimages/Medline010/Tongue%20Depressor%20High.jpg

guaranteed not to cut anything. as with anything semi pointy please ensure use of chain mail gloves and ee protection when using. the manufacturer will not be liable for soiled diapers or splinters




I used to make switchblades from those when I was a kid.


ETA: kinda like this.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:58:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:58:14 AM EST
Billy Mays wouldn't touch that shit.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:58:48 AM EST
I just want to get in before Vito.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:59:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
And I'm sure that it is impossible to grind down or sharpen.


It will be made illegal to do so.

The tools required to do so will be licensed and regulated.

Then, only criminals will have sharp knives.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:04:36 PM EST
Hoplophobia runs amok.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:05:44 PM EST






Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:06:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:08:15 PM EST
Hell I was expecting a knife that retracts into the handle when attempting to stab.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:09:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 12:10:49 PM EST by Gripy]
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