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Monday, January 02, 2012

Ban the Voodoo knife block in 2012!

CAN someone explain to me why anyone would buy the voodoo knifeman kitchen block? It is unfathomable why this sickening knife 'toy' (for adults, allegedly) is still on sale for use in the home.

If I was to write a review about these it would say: "Sickening rubbish: if you are anti-knife crime, do not buy!"
Knifeman stand / Sickening stabbing block

I spotted Red or Dead co-founder Wayne Hemingway and his other half Gerardine had one in a photo of their kitchen carried in Hello! magazine last year (like the one inset on this knife crime post).

It is baffling why prominent people, such as these trendy / fashion-conscious partners - with huge fashion design credentials - would own such offensive crap. (You may recall Wayne Hemingway recently moved the Vintage Festival event from Chichester / Goodwood to London, unsuccessfully apparently; here's another example of poor judgement then.)

When this knife crime blog first started, I remember highlighting how people in the fashion industry have some kind of sick love affair with violence, stabbing, death, knives, guns etc. Do you recall the post? You can read it again here (about an Italian fashion house... must be something in the sick mafia blood over there): Boycott Dolce & Gabbana over idiot knife adverts.  Think D&G removed the ad (thank goodness!) but the BBC report is still live and explains all and the ASA ban on this horrendous advert is still accessible. Wonder how many more fashionista idiots abound... let me know!

In any event, let's have the anti-knife crime campaigners get these voodoo 'blade blocks' banned, let's have retailers remove them from shop shelves and online stores stop stocking them. At the very least we need to embarrass (odd!) people, such as the Hemingway's, buying them. If you bought one by accident, just bin it (try metal recycling perhaps, pop it in at one of the world's police stations, or drop it off in a local knife amnesty bucket somewhere).


  1. Let's have the anti-knife campaigners ban screwdrivers, chisels, glass, glass bottles, hammers, tent pegs, kitchen utensils, bayonets, swords, bricks, stones, cars, petrol, drink, drugs, video games, films and gravity. Get a grip!

  2. Freedom not Nanny State03/01/2012, 08:37

    So you are essentially advocating force via the government (violence) against people because you disagree with their choice of kitchen appliance..? What about pitchforks and plastic red painted Halloween prop knives? Should police raid costume shops? Do you understand that you are the one advocating violence, something you claim to be opposed to?

  3. What's wrong is this knife block shows knives passing through a person's limbs and torso. It's sickening to those affected by knife crime... unacceptable, very bad taste - and is not 'stylish'. (How advocating these Voodoo knife stands are banned is violent is beyond my understanding.)

  4. 'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?'

    Stephen Fry.

  5. Wow!, that's an amazing addition for my kitchen. Please tell me where i can purchase one.
    Dr.Hannibal Lecter

  6. Ever since the episode aired, my wife has had me seeking one. She sees only artistic beauty in the way it both flows, and breaks from convention while maintaining functionality.

    To answer your question specifically, different people see different things.

  7. Im going to go out and buy one of these, just to annoy you whinging, nanny statists.


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