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AHeneen
06-15-2009, 07:35 PM
How do 'anti-stab' knives work?
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8101032.stm)

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The new knife is a 'more intelligent' design

Knife crime is hardly out of the headlines these days and it makes grim reading.
Stabbing deaths hit a record high of 322 in the UK last year, according to the government. Most knives used in such attacks are from the kitchen, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair suggested.
The first "anti-stab" knife will soon go on sale in Britain and has been designed to work as normal in the kitchen, but be ineffective as a weapon.
The knife has a unique "combination tip" that reduces the risk of injury. The tip has a rounded edge instead of a point and the blade for cutting is underneath. While it can chop vegetables, the tip makes penetration more difficult. It also snags on clothing and skin, making it very unlikely to inflict a fatal wound.
Doctors have lobbied in the past for kitchen knives to be redesigned. They argue that while a redesign is not a complete solution to the complex problem of knife crime, it could help to save lives.
The New Point knife has been developed by industrial designer John Cornock, who was inspired to create the product after watching a documentary on knife crime. It has taken four years to develop.

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The knife has a new tip

'Intelligent design'

The knife has a blunt "upper protrusion" with a rounded edge which acts as a guard for the sharp point underneath. It has an undercut that snags on clothes, skin or tissue.
A sharp point underneath is used in the usual way as a standard knife point but with limited penetration. An ergonomic handle also reduces the aggressiveness of the product.
"The common kitchen knife has remained unchanged for centuries so now we're hoping to introduce a safer, more intelligent design for the modern home," says Mr Cornock.
He says a knife can never be totally safe, but the idea is it can't inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just "grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone".
The knife, which is expected to be launched in late autumn, 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. It has also been welcomed by those in the medical profession and the police.
Dr Mike Beckett, clinical tutor at West Middlesex Hospital, has previously called for knives to be redesigned. He says all products should combine efficiency in their intended purpose with the greatest possible degree of safety.
"This is especially true of household products which are freely available to the very young and very old, and used by people who may be clumsy, short tempered, drunk or mentally or physically unwell. Most people fit into one or more of these categories at some time in their lives."
Det Insp Mark Clarkson from the Metropolitan Police's Anti-Knife Crime Unit says he has tested the new knives and believes the design can reduce both accidental harm within the kitchen and stab-like injuries in general.
Designs for another "safe" kitchen knife were unveiled by Staffordshire County Council's trading standards officers in April this year. The council is looking to work with manufacturers and retailers to introduce it nationally.

Gingersnap
06-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Stabbing is kind of overrated in my book. I'd go for the superficial arteries myself. :D

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 08:15 PM
Stabbing is kind of overrated in my book. I'd go for the superficial arteries myself. :D
You could still behead with it. Thats always fun.

Gingersnap
06-15-2009, 08:21 PM
You could still behead with it. Thats always fun.

Meh. My religion doesn't give you bonus points for decapitation.

Bubba Dawg
06-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Meh. My religion doesn't give you bonus points for decapitation.

Point of Parliamentary Procedure....does your religion give demerits for decapitation.....???:p

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Meh. My religion doesn't give you bonus points for decapitation.
You don't have that whole confession ordeal and when you die you have to go to derogatory first before you go to heaven do you?

Gingersnap
06-15-2009, 08:37 PM
Point of Parliamentary Procedure....does your religion give demerits for decapitation.....???:p

Uh, yeah, I think it does. Something about respecting the dead or respecting widows or using the least force or something. I'm pretty sure it okay to wipe a ham sandwich on the deceased though. I believe that's in Deuterviticus IV. :p

Of course, most of the enemies I'm likely to meet up with would want to eat the sandwich as a last meal.

lacarnut
06-15-2009, 08:49 PM
How do 'anti-stab' knives work?
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8101032.stm)



Next will be guns that will only shoot rubber bullets rather than the real McCoy.

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Next will be guns that will only shoot rubber bullets rather than the real McCoy.
You could still knock their eyballs out with um.

stsinner
06-15-2009, 09:20 PM
LOL... First they take guns away from the Brits, and now they can't even play with sharp knives... Damn, that is the worst nanny-state I've ever seen.. What's next-ignition disablers if the seat belt isn't fastened and breathalyzer car ignitions? Oh, wait-that's America...

Nubs
06-15-2009, 09:29 PM
Stabbing takes too much effort. Slashing just requires you to be close.

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Stabbing takes too much effort. Slashing just requires you to be close.
Do you prefer serrated or smooth edge?

Gingersnap
06-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Do you prefer serrated or smooth edge?

I know I want a smooth edge unless bread is involved.

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 10:15 PM
I know I want a smooth edge unless bread is involved.

I like a clean sharp edge on a long blade. When it comes to cutting through bone it's hard to beat a meat saw.

Gingersnap
06-15-2009, 10:18 PM
I like a clean sharp edge on a long blade. When it comes to cutting through bone it's hard to beat a meat saw.

Power or manual?

Rockntractor
06-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Power or manual?

Curved blade lazer cut manual works fast and makes hardly a sound.

PoliCon
06-16-2009, 12:17 AM
Stabbing is kind of overrated in my book. I'd go for the superficial arteries myself. :D

I'M SAY'N! Much more efficient to slit their throat than to stab them!:rolleyes:

thinker
06-16-2009, 11:58 AM
Eh. There's always good ol' neckbreakin'. Btw, if I'm gonna own a kitchen knife, it better be an auxiliary weapon.

noonwitch
06-16-2009, 01:02 PM
Hasn't Hollywood had stunt knives like this for years?

Gingersnap
06-16-2009, 09:00 PM
Hasn't Hollywood had stunt knives like this for years?

Sure but their knives look a lot sexier.

patriot45
06-16-2009, 10:18 PM
OMG! I have a knife block and a ...Gasp.... Knife drawer.:D

Not counting hunting and skinning knives!
I could be an outlaw!

PoliCon
06-17-2009, 11:27 AM
OMG! I have a knife block and a ...Gasp.... Knife drawer.:D

Not counting hunting and skinning knives!
I could be an outlaw!

silly patriot - you're a conservative. You're not an outlaw. You're a terrorist - remember???:rolleyes: