Knife Control: UK Judge Wants 10 Inch Knife Points Ground Down

The UK has already pretty much banned most privately owned firearms, but, they’ve never had anything like a 2nd Amendment (and Britain is rather the reason the U.S. has said Amendment). Now they are working hard on knife control

Judge calls for 10in pointed kitchen knives to be ground down to a rounded end after hearing three serious stabbing cases in last three months

A judge has called for a drastic rethink on the way we use knives in kitchens in a bid to reduce the number of young men dying on our streets because of knife crime.

And he has come up with an idea for a scheme that could be rolled out across the UK where members of the public could take their kitchen knives to be ‘modified’ and the points ground down into rounded ends.

This comes from Judge Nic Madge, who last month jailed Jordon Worth, of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, for seven-and-a-half years after she inflicted a catalogue of injuries on her boyfriend Alex Skeel.

Judge Madge has now come out to say that the use of headline grabbing Rambo knives and samurai swords was relatively rare and it was was the points of ordinary kitchen knives that was causing the soaring loss of life among youngsters.

‘But why we do need 8′ or 10′ kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8′ or 10′ knife? Rarely, if at all,’ he said.

At the moment police forces hold ‘amnesties’ where bins are placed outside police station and members of the public can get rid of lethal weapons – no questions asked.

I mean, seriously, people, do you actually need a long pointed knife for your home kitchen? If you’re like me, you usually use one of the smaller knives when you need a point to cut something open. And you just know that you feel a little bit of the old Jack the Ripper when you’re holding that long, pointed, knife, and that you could go on a stabbing spree at anytime. Because it’s obviously the fault of the knife.

Judge Madge’s idea is for everyone to be able to take the knives from their kitchen drawers to centres where the points could be filed down.

‘I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives – manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government – to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends,’ he said.

Of course, the ones who are using the knives to stab other people aren’t going to do this. And, this being the UK, where they arrest, detain, and even jail people for things like words and reporting on pedophole grooming gangs (but the same government tends to overlook Muslim violence and crimes), you might actually see the government pass a law against pointed kitchen knives, banning them from manufacture and importation.

Because no one could possibly sharpen one. So, things like wet-stones would have to be banned, too.

(graphic from Edward Dentzel)

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2 Responses to “Knife Control: UK Judge Wants 10 Inch Knife Points Ground Down”

  1. Bkhuna says:

    Is that a Chinese cleaver in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  2. Israel Quinones says:

    Don’t this “judge” ever heard of shanks? Criminals that can’t have access to”legal” knives, will just make their own. Too obvious.

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