So there I was cleaning up after a meal and my FAVORITE chef's knife slipped out my hand and hit the sink just right. Here is the result.
The tip is not bent it broke right off. The stange thing is that I discoved that the knife is magnetic. I tried my stand-by chef's knife. It too is magnetic. For my BD the War Department bought me a brand new Wusthof knife from Germany. The broken one is a Henkel also from Germany. The standby one is a cheapy American made one. The new knife is NOT magnetic.
I have a steel that I sharpen my knifes on and that too is magnetic.
Being the technicans that we are I have to ask. Are your knives magnetic?
Are sharpen steels always magnetic and if so why? Did the fact that the knife became magnetic lead to the freak breakage? Is there any way of repairing the broken knife or should I just 76 it?
There is your homework assignment. I expect a full report in the morning.