I bought a fixed blade "bushie" from a knife maker on Blade Forums. It is a good looking knife and one of the sharpest I've seen. Shaves like a razor, push cuts through thin paper, etc. The other day I decided to use it for a real task and butterflied a chicken. It cut through skin and flesh effortlessly. But when I cut a couple of leg joints and wing joints it took effort. When I was finished with the carcass I washed the blade in warm soapy water. The blade is now stained with large rainbow colored blotches. This is not really of concern to me but what did concern me was that the edge of the blade was severely notched and misshapen!!
The blade is 1095 steel, 4' in length. The divots are ~ 4 mm across. Did I abuse this blade or is something wrong with the way it was produced?
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