Posted By: Benjamin ElznerOrdered one of these for my Mom for Christmas, and was so impressed with the appearance and edge that I ordered one for myself shortly after. In less than 3 months, the one I purchased for my mother developed a major chip directly in the center of the blade. Approximately 1mm by 1mm - far too deep to remove. Mine has developed two smaller chips I was able to remove with a whetstone and some labor. I am familiar with japanese knives and steels and know how to handle a blade, and treat my knives well. I do not expect this one to last very long. They are quite beautiful and ship with a great edge, so your mileage may vary. In my mother's case, I believe hers may have had a defect near the edge based on the extent of the failure.
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