British cutlery company releases square-tipped knives that can't stab people

Viners says it repeatedly tested the product to ensure the tip does not pierce skin.
Viners says it repeatedly tested the product to ensure the tip does not pierce skin. Photo credit: Viners.

A British cutlery company has created a square-tipped knife set it says can't be used to stab people. 

The knives in Viners' new four-piece set end in a flat top instead of a sharp point, and have been created in response to rising knife crime statistics and new legislation, which says kitchen knives can be considered an offensive weapon.

"The new Assure collection from Viners has been created in response to this new legislation, with the team extensively testing a new shape knife that is highly functional for the modern cook but shaped to reduce and prevent injuries, accidents and fatalities," the company said in a statement. 

Viners says it repeatedly tested the product to ensure the tip does not pierce skin - intentionally or otherwise.

"The squared tip has been designed to maximise safe use in and around the home, assuring the performance will not be compromised," reads the product description. 

The official set will be released on Viners' website in February.

Knife crime has become a worrying concern for the UK, nearly doubling in the past six years according to parliament statistics.

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