The regulation of knives and machetes was one option discussed by Mayor Stephen Mandel, police Chief Rod Knecht and police commission chairwoman Arlene Yakeley Thursday in a meeting about Edmonton's high homicide rate.

Edmonton has recorded 28 homicides so far this year, the highest number of any city in Canada.

Knecht said many of the victims were killed in attacks using weapons like knives or machetes. 

"We're exploring right now what other communities are doing with respect to edged weapons both in Canada and abroad," he said, adding that a study is underway into the issue.

"I do know other communities are doing things, have done things, and they've had some successes in either bylaws or changes in jurisprudence, and that's worked out well for them."

Knecht said a more comprehensive strategy should be rolled out later this year.