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First 'Anti-Stab' Knife To Go On Sale In Britain 29

Industrial designer and aichmophobic, John Cornock, has designed a kitchen knife with a rounded edge making it almost impossible to stab your relatives during a tedious Christmas dinner. Mr Cornock was inspired to make the knife after watching a documentary in which doctors advocated banning traditional knives. "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," Cornock said. The knife will sell for between £40-50.

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First 'Anti-Stab' Knife To Go On Sale In Britain

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  • Lightweight cast iron skillets. Far far too many people have access to this lethal bludgeoning instrument.
  • Next will be the Anti-Stab and Anti-Cut knife. Because people can still cut each other...
    • Next thing you know they'll want to take away my stockpile of assault rifles and hand guns.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by kdemetter ( 965669 )

      Next will be the Anti-Stab and Anti-Cut knife. Because people can still cut each other...

      My thoughts exactly.

      It reminds me of where i work ( and eat ) : they only one little plastic knives to be used , which makes it very hard to cut food with .
      However , they go through human skin like butter ( can't count the number of times i'v cut myself with one trying to peel an apple ).

  • Safe? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by bigpresh ( 207682 )

    So, you can't stab someone with it, you have to slash them instead?

    A well-placed slash to the throat is still likely to cause death through blood loss.

    The knife isn't the problem, it's the nutter holding it that you need to deal with!

  • Safe tool/weapon (Score:2, Insightful)

    by NoxNoctis ( 936876 )
    The problem has never, and will never, be the availability of "weapons". The fact is, there are weapons all around us. Sitting here at my desk I have a multitude of tools that could easily be used to kill someone: a pen, a pencil, a flashlight, tape, an allen wrench, my keys, the lanyard on my keys, and the list goes on. Perhaps I should step outside... I'll add my car to the list of things that I could easily kill someone with. If I had a wood chipper, I'd add that as well. These items will never be o
    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      The problem has never, and will never, be the availability of "weapons".

      Correct; the problem is disposing of the body/bodies.

    • You're assuming person A is determined to kill person B in all scenarios, by any means necessary. Take for example a crime of passion, in which the person experiences what is technically temporary insanity. They will try to inflict harm (although inflicting death may not be a conscious goal), and will use whatever weapon is convenient at the moment (rather than being able to plan ahead enough to file your knives to points).

      Keep in mind, in the UK, guns aren't anywhere near as readily available as they are

      • In a crime of passion, you are correct, the assailant will use whatever is at hand. This only proves my point that anything can be a weapon when the intent is to cause harm. After all, a weapon is "any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war..." (dictionary.com)

        With the UK basically outlawing firearms, the only two things that could happen, did; for the most part only criminals have guns, and those that don't moved to knives. Now knife crime is up. I don't see tha
      • This anti-stab knife is horribly flawed. Sure, it is difficult to stab with it, but it looks unsafe. By unsafe, I mean, difficult to sharpen, difficult to chop and cut veggies and meat with. This will lead to injury. Loss of fingers. Etc. This sort of dangerous product is the sort of thing that should be kept off shelves, IMHO.

    • Re:Safe tool/weapon (Score:4, Interesting)

      by Entropy2016 ( 751922 ) <entropy2016@yahoo . c om> on Wednesday June 17, 2009 @03:28AM (#28358601)

      Sorry but there's something I forgot to add to my previous post:

      When you encounter determined criminals who go out of their way to stab someone by making them file blunted knives or make home-made shivs, you make prosecuting them a ton easier. The weapon becomes evidence of premeditation. This allows the judicial system to remove them from society much more successfully.

  • by SpuriousLogic ( 1183411 ) on Tuesday June 16, 2009 @08:26PM (#28355885)
    ... and anti-kick boots ... and anti-bite teeth
  • ...you've put Liverpool out of buisness
  • Ever slaughtered a lobster? The humane way of doing it is to place the pointy end above the brain and stab with a single thrust. This would not be possible with such a knife. I am sure a lot of chefs will go out of their way to obtain a traditional pointy knife.

    • On the one hand, I agree with you. Chefs will find a need for a pointy knife. For lobsters, a pointy knife with a short blade, squared off and sharpened at the end, and dull on the sides. I can hold the lobster, easily insert the blade into the target area, pith, and done. I can not run through the lobster and and pierce my hand, because the working length of the blade is short. Point for me. I can not stab the rib cage of my annoying sister, glance off a rib, cut through
      • Lobster is just one example. In the case of slaughtering a lobster you would be letting the knife do all the work with its wieght. It will be done on as chopping block so the length if the knife need only be sufficient to get to the board.

        What about a filetting knfe for fish it has to be long thing and sharp due to having to be able to properly inset and remove the delicate flesh from a delicate ribcage without destroying either. A blunted knife in this situation would be dangerous to attempt to filet with.

  • Just by looking at it, one could still stab somebody with it by putting a little more pressure on it. Maybe it will keep a 2 years old from stabbing his little sister but that's about it.

    Somebody can get stabbed with a piece of still armature designed to reinforce concrete although its got a flat tip. Somebody mad enough to stab someone should find enough force to make this thing penetrate into a body which is mostly soft. Pointed tips don't go through bone anyway. Also, the sharp edge will help once the to

  • "...but the idea is you can't inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone,"

    Bollocks I could.

    Tilt the knife a quarter inch up when you thrust and he's dead.

    Pointless, remain in Idle....

  • by stevied ( 169 ) *
    Ludicrous. Some guy was on the radio the other day saying that kitchen knives don't need points.

    How do you cut up stuff like large cabbages? You either need an *insanely* large knife, or you do what everybody else does at the moment which is to stab the fucker with the point and then cut around until you've got all the way through.

    Anybody seriously intent on wounding, of course, will still have access to screwdrivers, awls, and doubtless hundreds of other sharp, pointed everyday objects. Hell, even with thi
    • Well, sooner or later someone will patent acute angles and corner the market on pointy things. Just in case you might want to practice smashing your cabbage with a rolling pin. A bowling ball might work well too.

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