This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Ban the sale of pointed domestic knives
We call on Government to see the sale of pointed domestic kitchen knives as a thing of the past. We urge them to take urgent measures to promote the sale of safe kitchen knife designs and restrict those designs which have been used in so many acts of violence. In one study 94% were kitchen knives.
Historically we needed a 'point' to pick up food because forks weren’t invented. Now we only need the point to open the biscuits.
Research demonstrates rounded knives had significantly less penetrative capabilities than pointed knives. Round-ended knives can still cause slash type wounds, but they are far less likely to be life threatening.
The UK has worked for the public good by restricting handguns, paracetamol, smoking in public and plastic bags – now it is time to say ‘no point’.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website