The New, “Anti-Stab” Kitchen Knife Design
Yes, we’ve all seen movie characters get blinded by rage pick up a kitchen knife and become murderers. Turns out that scene happens more often in real-life than we like to think, but if a new kitchen knife design takes off, kitchen stabbings could drop significantly.
Debuting in the UK, the anti-stab kitchen knife can still slice and dice, but is tremendously less effective as a stabbing weapon thanks to its redesigned tip. There’s still a pointy tip to facilitate cutting through produce or poultry, though it’s now below a blunt nub which will probably only break skin in the hands of super-strong men or something.
The redesign turns the sharp tip from killer point into a potentially life-saving device. Less elongated than its predecessor, the new tip actually increases the chance of the knife getting caught on something (like clothes) before the implement can plunge fatally into the human body. Obviously, even this knife is unsafe (slashing damage anyone?); the point is to lessen the deadliness of your typical kitchen knife.
Currently there are no details on the availability and cost of anti-stab knives. Expect updates on this great development as they come.