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UK Doctors call for kitchen knife ban

A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.

The research is published in the British Medical Journal.

The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.

They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.

The researchers said a short pointed knife may cause a substantial superficial w


Added: Dec-26-2012 Occurred On: Dec-26-2012
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Tags: kitchen, knife, ban, doctors, stabbing
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  • Fuck knifes, forks are more dangerous. One stab four holes.

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    • @grindkore Lol

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    • @grindkore Forks, the assault weapon amongst cutlery.

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    • @grindkore ...totally fake but ... it seems like a good idea. I don't think I've ever used the pointed end of my chef's knife. I have needed the point on a steak knife now and then to open sealed tubs of hummus and the like but that is all. You only need one pointed knife for that.

      Forks are safer - the depth of the tines are self-limiting.

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  • Don't forget pencils and pens. They could be used to stab someones brain through the victims eye.

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  • Or they could really address the problem and ban blacks, browns and chavs. Knife crime would drop by 99 % and everyone would be happy.

    Even if they followed the first colour of my comment, knife crimes would drop significantly. I know, I know. I'm a mean ol' racist, using my racist statistics and everyting, innit.

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  • Shut the fuck up already. Fucking embarrassing reading that.

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  • People should also have their teeth removed as human bites are nasty.

    Food can be mixed into nutricious purees by certified government preparers and simply drank with straws.

    We can all finally be safe.

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    • @BroncoBama.. Dude, I can eat stake without my teeth! and I should get some kind of brake because I already don't have teeth!!! No I lost my teeth in a motorcycle wreck, not Meth!

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  • The symbol of Great Britain should be a weeping vagina... What a pathetic shithole of a country, run by fucking idiots.

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  • People are so fucking stupid now a days.. ^
    If a person wants to kill someone really bad.. that person will do it, doesn't matter what the object is. Heck it can be a plastic knife or a toothbrush that has been sharpened on the end.

    If the person wants to harm someone, that person will try to do so! so stop demanding bans on everything you fucking retards.

    Or if you want to keep on banning stuff that can kill or be used as a weapon, I can give you some ideas on what to ban next.

    -stones
    -st More..

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  • That's it! Only plastic "sporks" for you!

    Of course, being in the US, we bring guns to knife fights!

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  • More people die on the roads than stabbings.Lets ban cars,axes, chainsaws,pitch forks shovels, sledge hammers,tractors,swords,goats ,dogs,baseball bats,lets go on and on.

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  • k remove knifes, they will start using rocks,a person with his head fuck up will used anything to harm others.

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  • Next up on the list of UK bans are sharp things, pointy things, sticks, stones, hot things, cold things, stairs and going outside. Fear not, you will all be safe even if the safety has to be beaten into you.

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  • There are groups that believe it is their jobs to legislate you to safety.

    Maybe this is one of the reasons we have no semblance of personal responsibility. If it is always someone else's job to keep you safe from yourself and then safe against any possible outcome, why would need to do anything thoughtful?

    WE continue to breed people who would look up at the sky when it is raining and drown for the lack of sense.

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  • Just when you thought the US gun debate was the most retarded thing in politics.

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  • Everyone will get a government issued spork at birth - Don't lose your spork.

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  • well looking at the statistic's if you banned one religion you'd lose 94% of the stabbings ...

    ban the religion , not the knives .. problem solved eh ..

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  • You can have it when you pry it from my cold dead kitchen.

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  • Next they will pull your nails and teeth out! Poor British state slaves! :)

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  • LOL. No seriously...LMAO. Do these idiots know what a "shank" is, it's a long sharp pointed deadly weapon made in places where absolutely everything is banned, even taking a shit in privacy. hahaha. Bye knife --> Hello shank.

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  • You got to be fist fucking me!!! WTF is this 'Ban knife' bullshit?!?

    Tell these shit for brain politicians over there to go 'fork' themselves.

    Bitches!

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  • An SAS medic type once explained to me that in a knife fight, most people go for the big rambo style blades as they are intimidating. Then explained how and why a smaller blade is much more deadly. Sure you can get internal organs with a longer blade but you are open for a strike while stabbing... and they are more ungainly etc. A quick slash with a short blade draws lots of blood, cuts arteries. All that is needed.

    In short any knife is lethal but apparently shorter ones are the best if you wa More..

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    • @N4CR I would agree with that train of though, aside from actually puncturing an vital organ, a good puncture to a soft spot, slice of an artery or throat will get the job done. Case in point of validation, Spec Ops troops now carry a combination personal weapon that is a cross between a shank and dart. Dealing with Puncture wounds in a combative situation is a real challenge and headache for medical personnel to deal with

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    • @Koranimal
      They should know what works best, very interesting. Wouldn't deep puncture wounds be evac material usually?

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  • Wanna lose business? WTF PUSSIES!

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