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MAC knife: Piece broke off during use... What happened? and What to do?

dost | Sep 2, 201112:38 PM

I have a wonderfu MAC utility knife that I have had and used daily for over 12 years. I have had it professionally sharpened once or maybe twice, but otherwise it keeps it's edge very well and is in what I think to be excellent condition.

I was just cutting a courgette (spaghetti squash) in half to prep for baking when the blade sort of stuck, and I saw that a chunk had come out of the blade- about 1/2" long and 3/16" deep. This chunk is from about 2/3 of the way from the tip to the end of the blade. Anyone have any inkling as to why this happened or if I might be able to do anything about it? Or was I lucky to have it last this long?

FYI- I keep my knives in a wooden block, only handwash and towel-dry, and cut 95% on wood cutting blocks, 5% plastic (smelly items like garlic, onions, fish). I have never used this knife on bones at all.

Any input is appreciated.

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