BBC NEWS | Health | Doctors' kitchen knives ban call "A&E [Accident & Emergency] doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings." Once again, gun bans do not necessarily result in less violence. Criminals and crazies will find a way. When kitchen knives are banned, serrated grapefruit spoons will be used.