A couple knives I got have a gap in the ferrule where the blade meets the handle. Basically its like a little hole where food and water can get stuck. I find it a bit hard to dry the blade completely after it gets wet in that spot and its annoying to have to dig my towel in there to make sure it is dry.
Is this just a sign of a poorly installed handle? How common is it? Is there an easy fix? Should I squeeze some epoxy in there?