UK industrial designer john cornock created a safer knife to help prevent fatal stabbing wounds. the idea for the knife came after cornock heard about a possible ban on pointed kitchen knives to combat the UK’s high stabbing rate. he first began his design in 2005 and has since refined the idea to create the first commercially available safer kitchen knives. cornock experimented with over 40 unique tip shapes, settling on a round one with a small notch. the round design makes the blade blunt and the notch is intended to snag on clothing or skin to slow the blade in case of stabbing. the design continues to function as a kitchen knife and even helps to prevent accidental injuries. the patented design has been tested with very favourable results.

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new point knives: a safer kitchen knife

new point knives: a safer kitchen knife