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Kohl's Food Networks 7 1/2 inch Santoku Knife with cracked blade

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Kohl's Food Networks 7 1/2 inch Santoku Knife with cracked blade

lazycook | Mar 24, 2010 08:30 PM

I just bought one of these knifes, regular price supposed to be $79.99, on clearance for $31.99, and I had a $10 off coupon and a 20% off coupon so it ended up costing me $17.59 plus tax. It is supposed to be made of 33 layers of Damascus stainless steel. But when I got home and took it out of the package I noticed a very small crack in the cutting edge, which was probably just the middle hardened steel ply, about a quarter inch long. It was the last one so I can't exchange it but I can get my money back. But my daughter saw it and wanted it, even with the crack as it appears to be super sharp and otherwise well made. I decided to keep it since I don't think I will ever get another one so cheap. I figure if the crack does get bigger I can always return it under the lifetime warranty, and in the meantime my daughter gets to use a much better knife than any other she has. How long do you think the blade will last with a hairline crack in the inner plies of the knife?

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