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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nanny State to the Tenth Power

The first “anti-stab” knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon.
I hate to break it to you blokes over in Blightly, but knives aren't exactly high-tech weapons. Anyone with a half-way decent grinding wheel will put a point back on those knives in short order. It'll take longer with a mill file, but it can be done. Hell, it could even be done, slowly, with a patch of rough concrete.

Besides that, as any real knife pro knows, the proper way to use a knife is as a slashing weapon. The Samurai sword was a slashing weapon; you could press your fingers against the edge with little injury, but do that and slide your hand down the sword and they'd be calling you "Stubby". Slide a few inches of sharp steel against your opponent's neck and he is a dead man.

Once the goons figure out the proper way to use a knife, then what are you going to do?


Ruckus said...

My training was that you never stab anyone, always slash. And that in a knife fight slashing would always have to be guarded against. To kill by stabbing you have to hit a vital spot. Proper slashing makes a much larger wound that also looks a lot messier. When you stab you might hit bone which while injuring a person, seems to make it a lot harder to actually stop them. But I was trained for defense not offense.

Bridget Magnus said...

But when knives are criminalized, only criminals will be chefs.

Or something.

Maybe I should go find a nice vicious Gordon Ramsey clip on Youtube.

Greendayman said...

...never bring a knife to a built-in underwear holster ..party?


thought you might like this

Thank tengrain


Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Tengrain, ever hear of Thunderwear? Or the wife-beater t-shirt that is also a holster?

Cujo359 said...

I got a Cub Scout knife when I was eight years old. It had this same feature, which I figured out how to defeat the moment I found out where my parents kept the sharpening stone.

The only good thing you can say about such a feature is that it can keep you from stabbing yourself, or someone else, accidentally.