Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson yesterday vowed it would be just one of many measures to battle knife crime in Scotland.
Launching the amnesty for England and Wales, Home Secretary Charles Clarke said: "Every weapon handed in will be a weapon that cannot be used in crime.
"Anyone with a knife or other weapon that might be used to cause fear and distress on our streets should take this chance to get rid of it."
Still unknown is whether large males will be recompensed if they turn in their hands and feet.
Rumor has it that the Knife Amnesty will be shortly followed by the Vaguely-Pointy Objects Amnesty, the Large Heavy Rocks Amnesty, and the Prefrontal Lobe Amnesty.
In other news from the islands, a motion has been launched to retroactively change Richard I's sobriquet to Richard Coeur De Poulet.