Kitchen knife prevents passion crimes

Invention of antistab knife promises same culinary functionality with higher level of safety

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Maybe I'm alone in this, but I have a suspicion that the inventor of this Anti-Stab Knife has seen one too many crime shows.

Designed to prevent the kind of injury that makes it onto the front page of the local newspaper, the knife sports a blunted edge that blocks the knife from being plunged into...um...inappropriate media. Don't worry about your fruits and veggies suffering, though: there is still a perfectly good cutting edge to cut those.

What I'm struggling to figure out is the target audience for a kitchen gadget of this nature...is this intended as a joke for married couples? Would you give this as a birthday gift to a friend with a notoriously short temper? Or would you keep this in your house instead of normal knives as a deterrent to would-be attackers?

Regardless of the intended end user, the knife is now available in the UK for around $70. For that price, I'd rather invest in anger management therapy.

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    Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

     

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