Originally Posted by Andy M.
...but not on your knives??!!
So far I've got a couple "wear marks" on my knives, one from a slip of the hand during an early attempt at learning to sharpen on my 8" chef and one from when I tried to make my santoku fit into one of those slip on plastic blade guards. The santoku is a Shun Ken Onion, so it's a funny shape, but I was amazed that the plastic actually scratched the surface of the blade.
I'm not actually looking forward to more such marks, but as long as the damage is only cosmetic, as with the current marks, it won't be such a big deal if it happens.