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Just put a chip in my Catcheside on a stray sesame seed from an everything bagel my wife had for breakfast. So irritating!

Made me wonder what silly things and ways other folks have chipped their knives on.
 

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My sink....twice....in the same night...alcohol may have been involved. Since, I've had better luck.
 

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Neck bones. And ribs.

Especially if I've already been hitting the Chianti before I start dinner prep... That always affects my cutting technique.
 

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while using it to cut plastic wrap off the roll at work because the cutter thing was missing. i wasn't paying attention to my surroundings and my follow through went too far and hit square on the lip of a metal 1/6th pan sitting on the table next to it. so dumb.
 
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Bought a sujihiki to slice boneless pork loins 60lbs at a time into 3oz cutlets. Third time I use the thing my edge found a bone fragment. Took a 2mm deep chip out of my brand new blade. Wasn't to happy! Needless to say now I check every "boneless pork loin" for bones.
 

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while using it to cut plastic wrap off the roll at work because the cutter thing was missing. i wasn't paying attention to my surroundings and my follow through went to far and hit square on the lip of a metal 1/6th pan sitting on the table next to it. so dumb.
Haha. I've done that before too, except I hit the edge of a metal table. But luckily it was a ****** stainless boning knife.
 

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Guava seeds mess up my thin knives.
 

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Guava seeds mess up my thin knives.
I can imagine.

In my case, I don't think the sesame seed would have been a huge problem usually, but I caught it just right and the Catcheside is 65 HRC.
 

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chipped edge inside a saya

wore down the gyuto enough that it moved a bit inside the non-friction fit saya w/pin. put the knife/saya away a bit too hard-- edge down, and the edge chipped inside the saya. more of a ripped/bent, but i'd still classify it as chipped. sharpened out real quick though. was a ashi gyuto that i . . . thinned slightly. (lasers are not usually the thinnest behind the edge. that would be suicide for the steel, often conservatively hard).
 

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a guest managed to chip a Harner in 6 spots along blade, all under 10 minutes - some skill...
 

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I've only ever gotten one chip on the blade. It was on my Kato Workhorse 210mm. I was pushing ingredients off the board into a stock pot and the blade hit the edge of the pot and chipped. Perfect semi-circle chip. Sharpened out after two sessions.
 

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My munetoshi fell from the cutting board, all 2.5" of free fall into my kitchen counter and lost the heel. Have tipped a few knives very slightly. Had a Shig fall from the magnetic rack while drunk and fall inside a jug but it only got a couple small chips that came out very fast. Haven't had any really big chips caused by myself.
 

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my wife chipped a nakiri on a banana

i chipped a pairing knife on an oyster

neither was as fun as they sound
 

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my wife chipped a nakiri on a banana

i chipped a pairing knife on an oyster

neither was as fun as they sound
Chipped on a banana WTH, please explain further.
 

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nope. she swung it like an axe and bounced it off the cutting board. the whole "it looks like a cleaver, but it's not cleaver" conversation that followed needed some, how you say, diplomacy...
 

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Rinsing a long knife in a small sink = chipped tip very often unless you are super careful and there is no alcohol involved at all

New Shigs microchip very easily too, but that probably doesn’t count ...
 

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Whenever I accidentally chip, crack or drop a knife, my mind always goes back to the Sword of Goujian and I always feel better.

The Sword of Goujian is a bronze-age sword which was unearthed in near-perfect condition in the 1960's... 2,500 years after it's creation.
Then, "While on loan to Singapore for display as part of a cultural exchange exhibition in 1994, a worker accidentally bumped the sword against the case, resulting in a 7mm crack on the sword." -wikipedia

Reminding myself of this sorry individual never fails to cheer me up about my own misfortunes! :eek:
 
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Whenever I accidentally chip, crack or drop a knife, I my mind always goes back to the Sword of Goujin and I always feel better.

For a bit of backstory, the Sword of Goujin is a bronze-age sword which was found in outstanding condition in the 1960's... 2,500 years after it's creation.
Then, (from wikipedia) "While on loan to Singapore for display as part of a cultural exchange exhibition in 1994, a worker accidentally bumped the sword against the case, resulting in a 7mm crack on the sword."

Reminding myself of this sorry individual never fails to cheer me up about my own misfortunes! :eek:

As a former archaeologist, this hurts me at my core.
 

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Yeah it's pretty crazy. There isn't even a monetary value you can place on a mistake like that.
 

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Yeah it's pretty crazy. There isn't even a monetary value you can place on a mistake like that.
Yeah, I imagine that person would have felt terrible. Can’t even imagine how you go about trying to explain that one to your supervisor.
 
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