When Pointy Things Are Criminalized, Only Criminals Will Have Pointy Things


I don't mean to pick on Great Britain this week or anything. I'm just warmed by the notion that in the face of anti-crime hysteria, another country has the capacity to act like even more of an ass than my own. Case in point: in an effort to profit from England's terror over knives, manufacturers are offering anti-stab knives. No, really.

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.


If someone makes whiffle cricket bats, buy their stock now.

Last 5 posts by Ken White



  1. jack fate  •  Jun 15, 2009 @3:23 pm

    What are they gonna do when people just start hacking each other to death, as opposed to stabbing?

  2. Transplanted Lawyer  •  Jun 16, 2009 @6:52 am

    Slashing victims wind up just as dead as stabbing victims. I sure hope they've dulled those blades.

    While they're at it, they should make rakes, hand spades, and other garden tools with rounded edges, too — those can turn in to improvised stabbing weapons in the hands of stab-happy street punks, too.

    Ice picks are right out.

  3. PLW  •  Jun 16, 2009 @9:24 am

    ..and don't even get be started on bashing weapons. We may need to outlaw anything weighing more than 3lbs but less than 200lbs

  4. Chris  •  Jun 16, 2009 @11:40 am

    Slashing and bashing is fine, but bobbies have DR:5/Piercing, so knives are a concern.