Despite the pretty obvious playfulness of the name, there is actually a point to this knife: prevent those spontaneous stabbings we are so often urged to do.
These New Point knives are billed as the kitchen knife that can’t be used as a weapon.
They arrived out of the fear that the UK was going to completely ban pointy knives because of all the knife crime. Knife crime is actually a huge problem in the UK, so this might seem like a good idea over there.
There are a number of problems with this design, however. Firstly, although you can’t fatally stab anyone since the knife doesn’t have a point, it still features an extremely sharp blade stretching the length of the knife. While it might prevent accidental stabbings if it falls off the counter, it will definitely not deter someone with malicious intent.
Secondly, the people who are going to buy this knife aren’t going to be the people who will need it. Those who have the audacity to spontaneously stab someone are not going to get this knife to quell their evil urges.
This pointless knife is a novel foray into creating a safer knife, but its design is just plain weird.