Circling the Drain: UK’s “anti-stab” knives

First ‘anti-stab’ knife to go on sale in Britain

Round-nosed knives designed by John Cornock

From the TimesOnline via Drudge:

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.

Well now, that’s a dandy solution. Unless you count the ability to cut – you know – because it’s, like, still a… knife.

Wait. Isn’t there a whole genre of films called ‘Slasher Flix’?  Slash: as in a  swiping-draw-cut-not-stab.

Also, remember the news following the UK Pocket Knife ban that attacks with hammers were on the rise?   Quick ban cricket bats, too!

Thankfully, with entrepreneurial nannies like Mr. Cornock, we’ll have no end to ‘solutions’ to protect us.

And, of course, there’s no need to worry because that would never happen here….

….oh, wait.

Read: Act NOW:  U.S. Customs to Ban Pocket Knives 6-21-09

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