June 16, 2009

Brits Debut "Stab-Proof" Knives

According to the industrial designer who created them, he did so because saw a documentary where British doctors advocated a ban on traditional kitchen knives because they had the potential to be used as stabbing weapons in crime.


I have no idea if the design of the knife will prevent it from being used as a stabbing weapon, but it is apparently sharp enough to geld an entire nation.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 16, 2009 09:39 AM

Someone should introduce them to the concept of the spatulate point, and inform them that it doesn't have to be pointy to thrust through flesh quite efficiently.

Mkae make certain kitchen and household tasks quite difficult, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 16, 2009 09:52 AM

Scissors next!

Posted by: Ed Flinn at June 16, 2009 10:01 AM

Being an American of largely Anglo-European stock, I now know how Lisa Simpsons feels everytime she looks at her dad, Homer!


Posted by: GEJ at June 16, 2009 10:31 AM

Where does it end?

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at June 16, 2009 11:37 AM

Hahahaha, this is just too rich.

So what kind of person actually buys this product for its non functionally.

Never berng an stab proof knife to a sharpened pencil fight.

Posted by: Drider at June 16, 2009 12:06 PM

A fool and their money are soon parted...

Those things are going to cost $65-85 USD, some how I don't think criminals will be rushing to spend their cash on them. I can see it now, some yuppie Brit buys these things and he grabs one to fend off a burglar only to find the burglar is armed with a pointy knife...

Even if the UK Government went nuts and forced such a thing on the populace a few minutes with a grinder will return it to a "stabbing" knife.

Weapons don't kill people, people kill people.

Posted by: Scott at June 16, 2009 01:03 PM

Another socialist country beclowns itself.

Posted by: democratsarefascists at June 16, 2009 02:59 PM

Interesting factoid for British bureaucrats gleaned from 200 years of penal history:

You can make crude but lethal "shanks" from anything including plastic toothbrushes, dinner spoons, metal rulers, and pieces of plexiglass:

Posted by: MarkJ at June 16, 2009 04:31 PM

Nimrod, are you for real? Of course nobody wants anybody stabbing anyone. But how does this help? What, are the police really going to make the criminals and yobs exchange their flick knives for these things?

Stop hating America so much, it's made you raving mad.

Posted by: PsychoDad at June 16, 2009 05:04 PM

Some may remember the film The Krays where the brother/thugs took over England with war surplus, meeting switchblades with bayonets and pistols with machine guns. I wonder how legal that arsenal was? Even without piles of war material laying about, where there is a will there will be a way. Could yobboes be poking each other with clovis points in Lundinium again?

Posted by: megapotamus at June 16, 2009 05:18 PM

Most knife wounds are slashes. Smart!

Posted by: david at June 16, 2009 05:22 PM

Posted by Nimrod Gently at June 16, 2009 04:58 PM

Poor dear. Never got over the fact that our Founding Fathers fled your part of the world for freedom from tyranny. Now look at your country. Over run by Muslims and their demands, rarely a man with fortitude can be seen in your county.The once Great Britain is no longer Great, a shell of it's former self. Pity that. Pity you. See my name. Understand that.

Posted by: Percy now Pierce at June 16, 2009 06:39 PM

But can then come up with a "stab proof" pointy stick ?

Posted by: Neo at June 17, 2009 12:19 AM

What about scissors? What about knitting needles? What about forks? What about uprooted fence posts? What about sharpened pencils? What about satay skewers? What about fence pickets?

I wouldn't be too smug about the hapless Limeys swaddling themselves in cotton wool and bubble wrap, we have a President, Senate and Congress, and media hell bent on doing the same to us. Let our sad sorry overseas cousins ride the handcart to hell, but do what we can to stop it happening here.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at June 17, 2009 05:31 AM

I am sure someone has written this. Amateurs stab experienced knife users slash. Being sliced by a competent knife user would not be very pleasant. Of course having the consolation of knowing that you won't be stabbed will make all the difference I am sure.

Posted by: JimC at June 18, 2009 03:59 AM


Posted by: LaMagdalena at June 18, 2009 01:34 PM