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. says

    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.

  2. PLW says

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