Why not ban the lot?
I know we have freedom to do alot of things and I believe that is good, but people don't really need swords and knives and daggers and Star Trek Battle knives etc.. do they?
We don't actually really need knives with points.
I never use a point on a knife unless I am stabbing the chopping board to leave it standing on end and looking cool..... :)
Just ban all swords/knives over 6 inches and ban all points on knives.
OK that's playing into the Clever carrying hands of the triads, who have perfected the art of using an envelope shaped and sized blade, but surely if would reduce stabbing etc?
(probably increase the number of gypsies offering to sharpen you knives..)
and whilst they're at it ban all imitation guns. Only wierdo's and gangsters who get them converted by them...