Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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

"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."

One look at the knife will tell even the most casual of observers that it is more than lethal enough to inflict serious damage, and in the hands of a trained actor could indeed kill with one or two precise stabs and/or slices.

"Snagging" can be a good thing, hence the plethora of serrated blades around, but all one would need is even a halfway decent enough hone or better yet a grinder to revamp the UK's latest foray into stupidity into a damned dangerous weapon.

Let's not get into blade scenarios lest someone faint of heart (liberal) stop by and report us to the boo-boo-police, but suffice to say that the point is but ONE manner by which to inflict a mortal wound.

Anti-Stab equals Pro-Stupidity.

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