I'd bet they have already to the companies that sent in samples to be tested. I read a post from a guy from crucible on blade forums talking about how they were doing tests on some knives.
I truly think that Crucible should address this problem for everyone involved.
We as end users aren't really in the loop for that kind of info. If you were a knife manufacturer having trouble they would help you figure out what was going on though.
Either the amount of instances is going down or people just aren't posting about it as much lately as say, a year ago. IMO, some of the problems have been resolved. With these powder steel alloys just stuffed full of what used to be impossible amounts of elements perhaps the heat treats just aren't as forgiving as they are for the more simple steels. It's fortunate Quality control is as good as it is now or there would be many more problems. I've only had one bad S30V knife with chipping out of the 15 knives I own in that steel. That was bought when that model was new. I've have another that is not having any trouble at all. Joe
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