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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler View Post
    it was developed because the Brits have been cracking down on knives because knives are being used in the commission of violent crimes...this knife was "developed" to make it difficult for a criminal to use it as a weapon.....
    That's not too surprising. Still, I wonder why they think this will make a big difference. You could still hurt someone with one of these knives. In fact, you could make it into an effective stabbing weapon with a few simple metalshop tools and about ten or fifteen minutes of work; just chip off the rounded dull part at a sharp angle. Was this commissioned by the UK or is it just some guy trying to fill a new market niche?
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    some guy looking at a market niche but i expect him to get sued by the first victim that gets stabbed......as for 10 or 15 minutes worth of work in a metal shop to make it a regular knife.....you must not have much experience with the tools held in one.....45 seconds on a grinding wheel.....maybe another 30 seconds on a polishing wheel and your good to go provided its not some odd ball steel alloy or have a extreamly hard temper........
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    In fact, you could make it into an effective stabbing weapon with a few simple metalshop tools and about ten or fifteen minutes of work; just chip off the rounded dull part at a sharp angle.
    I think it would be marketed not to the criminals, but to use as household items, so brothers and sisters don't stab each other, or so if you catch a criminal breaking into your house, he probably didn't bring his metalshop tools with him on the job to turn one of your knives onto you as a "stabbing weapon." Regardless, your point still stands, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    I think it would be marketed not to the criminals, but to use as household items, so brothers and sisters don't stab each other,
    To prevent a "crime of passion" it is worthless. As rattler said, get angry enough and you can get up the force to stab someone with just about anything. Or just move on to the next item of destruction, like a fireplace poker... Or a chair... Or a fork ("Rupert, leave the cork on your fork. There's a good boy.")

    or so if you catch a criminal breaking into your house, he probably didn't bring his metalshop tools with him on the job to turn one of your knives onto you as a "stabbing weapon."
    Very true, he probably brought his own knife/weapon. No need to raid your cabinet for one when he has his own.


    This is just asinine. I agree with rattler that this is just one guy attempting to fill a niche but that one guy showed about as much forethought as a snake that crawls onto a freeway to sun itself...
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    lol! That inventor dude has never been poked by a flat "rounded" piece of metal? Geez work on a machine once in a while!

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    lol....yah know its rarely the sharp stuff that concerns me.....clean cuts heal pretty nicely....its the blunt stuff backed by alot of force that scares me.....kinda hard to put pulverized bone back together........
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    Yeah! I learned in Boy Scouts that dull knives are more dangerous than sharp knives! Maybe that only applies to whittling, though...

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