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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
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I don't see a need for an undetectable knife. If you're using a knife for a legitimate purpose, what's wrong with a good ole steel blade? Cuomo is 100% right on this. NY has always been ahead of the curve on this issue. I remember when Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. busted a bunch of stores in NYC for selling illegal switchblade-style knives. Even Home Depot was selling them.

The whole knife culture that has grown up over the past few decades needs to be looked at. We haven't had serious knife legislation from US Congress since 1957.
Ceramic bladed knives are far better for some cooking uses.
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Old Today, 11:32 AM
 
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If they are "Undetectable Knives". How are they going to DETECT hem?
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Old Today, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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So, technically, in addition to leaving my .38 behind, I’d have to leave my ceramic kitchen knives behind when we move there?

Does anybody actually think about these things, or is politics more like House of Cards than I wanted to believe?
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Old Today, 11:36 AM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Ceramic bladed knives are far better for some cooking uses.
I doubt this. But even if true, then sell these knives without a point, as they do in Britain. You don't need a point for cooking uses. You only need the point to stab someone. Also you could require that a chunk of metal be embedded into the handle so that the knife would not be undetectable. That would solve the issue.
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Old Today, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Ceramic bladed knives are far better for some cooking uses.
Heck yes, vegetables get chopped way faster with our ceramic knives. Theyre basically permasharp, they rule in the kitchen. Im often sous chef to my wife, so I bought the ceramic set to make that role easier. Ceramic slicers are awesome too.
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Old Today, 11:53 AM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Heck yes, vegetables get chopped way faster with our ceramic knives. Theyre basically permasharp, they rule in the kitchen. Im often sous chef to my wife, so I bought the ceramic set to make that role easier. Ceramic slicers are awesome too.
But you don't need a point on the tip to chop veggies, do you? Anyway, it seems like laziness to me to never want to have to sharpen a kitchen knife. And it could cost jobs by putting knife sharpening companies out of business.
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Old Today, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I doubt this. But even if true, then sell these knives without a point, as they do in Britain. You don't need a point for cooking uses. You only need the point to stab someone. Also you could require that a chunk of metal be embedded into the handle so that the knife would not be undetectable. That would solve the issue.
Slitting someone's throat isn't done with the pointy end. Your jugular is really close to the surface.
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Old Today, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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But you don't need a point on the tip to chop veggies, do you? Anyway, it seems like laziness to me to never want to have to sharpen a kitchen knife. And it could cost jobs by putting knife sharpening companies out of business.
Im not a knife enthusiast, but ceramic knives feel sharper than a freshly sharpened and honed steel blade. They just keep an edge longer.
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Old Today, 12:20 PM
 
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It's certainly easy to tell the value of knife laws. Some years ago, Arizona essentially dropped all restrictions on knives for those 21 and older.

Did their stabbing rate go up? Do they have more stabbings than California (which has the typical insanity of laws down to the city level)
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Old Today, 12:36 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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So why not just require that any undetectable knife have a chunk of steel embedded, so that it would show up on a metal detector? You could take one of these undetectable knives into a jail, on an airplane, or into a courtroom. Something needs to be done here.
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