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    PT Barnum would be proud............



    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.
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    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.
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    #1: you can stab someone with that knife....im 100% positive i can get up enough force with one arm to sink that thing "up to the hilt" in human flesh....

    #2: yah can still slice some one open with the sharp edge........

    #3: suppose the inventor will get sued for false advertising or false expectation of safety or some such thing when the first person gets stabbed with this knife?
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    That's....a stupid idea, i totally agree rattler -_- i just don't see how it's not possible to stab someone to death with a knife.
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    Now that's funny. I especially enjoyed the PT Barnum reference. lol.

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    You can stab somebody with a blunt stick if you've got the right force and angle behind it. Maybe the dull edge is several centimeters wide? That would make stabbing a lot harder.
    This is really confusing. If you wanted to hurt someone with these things, it wouldn't be hard at all, even if you couldn't stab effectively. So it seems that it's more for preventing accidents than assault. But how often do you accidentally stab yourself? If they really want an accident-proof knife, they should find some sort of sci-fi super material that only cuts nonliving things. Interesting find, rattler.
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    Typical Brits . . .

    I once attended a "football" game in England back in the late 1980s with the very peaceable no-guns-for-me Britons resorting to lobbing darts -- yes, darts -- at the fans of the opposing team.

    Ambulances did arrive . . .
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    I just made a knife that can't stab anyone.



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    Question: Why would anybody buy this unless normal knives were outlawed? Presumably, the stabber is not going to buy one of these to do his stabbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    You can stab somebody with a blunt stick if you've got the right force and angle behind it. Maybe the dull edge is several centimeters wide? That would make stabbing a lot harder.
    This is really confusing. If you wanted to hurt someone with these things, it wouldn't be hard at all, even if you couldn't stab effectively. So it seems that it's more for preventing accidents than assault. But how often do you accidentally stab yourself? If they really want an accident-proof knife, they should find some sort of sci-fi super material that only cuts nonliving things. Interesting find, rattler.
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    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.....

    actually there are some US officials trying to start some dumb law in that if you can open up a folding knife with one hand it is not to be imported....we arent just talking spring activated switchblades....we are talking any knife that has a knob on the blade so that you can open it one handed by using your thumb to push on the knob....like shown on the blade of this knife:


    anyone that uses a knife alot(i use my pocket knife more than my cell phone) knows how handy it is to be able to open up a blade one handed cause the other hand is other wise occupied holding on to what needs to be cut.....
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