I don't actually use mag strips, I keep my knives in my knife bags, safely set aside out of harms way.
Oh dear! Thats scarry! Is it the magnatism that weakens the steel or the side-loading stress that occurs with putting the knife on and off the strip?
"I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded
Meh... Going to need a lot more evidence to back this one up. A single anecdotal instance is just not enough. That blade could have broken from SO many other possible scenarios other than being weakened by the mag strip.
In a post sometime ago Son said that carbon blades have a tendency to go magnetic. I also noticed the knife I had bought from him was slightly magnetic.
Chewie's the man.
I don't think this is possible. All surface grinders have magnetic chucks. If magnets weakened steel there would be a lot of broken tooling in the world.
LMAO! Sure it can. Wrap an inductive coil around your knife and crank the current up! But a magnetic holder? BS. Utter BS. Yes, all carbon steels subjected to magnets can themselves become magnetic. Heck you can even magnetize steel with a sharp whack of a hammer. Reflects nothing on the quality of the steel.
So THAT is why my hard drive crashed!
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